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Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: SW Montana, USA
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Re: O/T - Garage Air Compressor
I agree, go with an oil lubed compressor. They are designed for continueos operation. Thus quiter, more output, and longer lasting.
Also, be aware, compressor ratings are very misleading. There is no such animal as a 5hp 110v air compressor. In-rush, or start-up current may equal 5hp, but the power to pump air, is limited to about 2hp. Remember, all these smaller units need to operate on a 115v, 15A outlet. So, ignore all the hype on HP and compare CFM output @90 psi, or some other meaningful number.
If money is tight, get yourself a 10.2 CU.inch York, a tank, a large 2hp elec. motor, some pulleys, switches, and build yourself one.