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Username Post: Is this used compressor a good deal or...        (Topic#357256)
gotta56forme 
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gotta56forme
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07-16-19 06:13 PM - Post#2770866    

I've been doing reading and research on air compressors, and recently learned about a used mid-2000's Husky 7.5HP, 80gallon, 2-stage 220v single-phase compressor that has had it's original motor replaced with what is reported to be a bigger motor. Asking price is $500 and is being sold because the current owner (2nd) has completed his project. It appears in good, clean condition in the photo I saw, and the seller has offered to send me video of it running.

I have 220v in my shop, so that's covered. I want to run a blast cabinet, sandblaster, and the usual air tools with it. No real plans to paint, but who knows... maybe.

I've read a lot but my confidence in anything electrical and used is on the lower side. Is this a good deal, fair deal or stay away because __________ ?

Thank you in advance for your thoughts,

Gotta56forme/Scott

Can I get that to GO? * * * '56 210 HT * * * '56 BelAir HT * * *


 




100 CHEVY 
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Loc: Helena,Missippi,U.S.A.
Reg: 12-09-04
07-17-19 05:29 AM - Post#2770893    
    In response to gotta56forme

I would check to see how long it takes to fill the tank.
Is it really 2 stage or just 2 cylinder? 2 stage pumps have one cylinder smaller than the other and should run lower rpm than a 2 cylinder.
And,look at the condensate from the drain.How bad is the oil in it?Lot of oil means worn rings.
If it has a magnetic starter attached,check the contact condition.How badly are they burned?
If it doesn't have a magnetic starter,I would not but it.
$500.00 is close to the cost of a new one in that brand.
Just my opinion.
Mike.

"You gonna leave it like that?
http://www.picturetrail.com/100chevy


 
65_Impala 
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Reg: 12-29-02
07-17-19 06:10 AM - Post#2770899    
    In response to gotta56forme

In theory that sounds like a good deal. It appears those compressors sell for about $1300 new.

Needing a replacement motor seems odd. A motor shouldn't fail unless the compressor had an issue or has been worked hard for years.

The best way to check the compressor is by timing the tank filling which shows how efficiently the pump is working. Is this the manual for the compressor you're looking at?

https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfIma...

It says the tank fill time is 9 minutes. If the real fill time is much longer then that could indicate the pump is worn out.



 
gotta56forme 
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07-17-19 10:08 AM - Post#2770919    
    In response to 65_Impala

thank you for the replies, that is the type of useful info I was looking for in considering a used compressor. I assumed I may be buying a new compressor at $1200-$2000, but my gut-check said this may be a good deal, if it's a sound piece of equipment.

I'm to understand the first motor burned out when the 1st owner had it, and the 2nd owner has had it for one year.

Gotta56forme/Scott

Can I get that to GO? * * * '56 210 HT * * * '56 BelAir HT * * *


 
Maxbigblock 
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07-20-19 05:12 AM - Post#2771127    
    In response to gotta56forme

Just some info from my compressor. Hope it will help. I have an Ingersoll rand 2475. 7 1/2 HP with an 80 gallon tank. It is rated for continuous duty. Cast iron pump. When completely empty it takes approx. 7 and 1/2 minutes to fill up. I have never run it out of air. Even when sandblasting it will pump up and shut off while I am working. I always keep the oil changed and clean air filters on it. I also drain the tank quite often. It has been dependable and reliable. Its a little bigger than most people need but better a little bigger that a tad to small.

Before I bought this one I paid $500 for a used 5 hp two stage. The big downside was that it had an aluminum pump (pulled more moisture from the air) and also not enough capacity. I had it for approx. 8 years, kept it clean and in good shape and sold it for the same $500 that I bought it for.

If it runs and does what its supposed to $500 isn't much for a decent compressor nowadays. And maybe you can you can deal a little and get the price down a little. If everything checks out on it the most you can loose is the $500. Check the facts, look it over good, and try to make the best decision for YOU.

Please repost and let us know what you decided and how it worked out.

Good Luck Max

Max

I'm originally from the ONCE great city of Flint, Michigan. The birthplace of General Motors, where A C Spark Plug was formed and headquartered, where the first Corvettes were hand built, and where my 1955 Chevy was made.



 
gotta56forme 
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07-20-19 07:00 AM - Post#2771139    
    In response to Maxbigblock

thank you for the replies they are much appreciated. Sadly, the compressor is no longer available, but the information will serve me well if I consider another used one.

Gotta56forme/Scott

Can I get that to GO? * * * '56 210 HT * * * '56 BelAir HT * * *


 




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