Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Southeastern Indiana
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Air compressor again
Well the compressor with the new motor lasted about a month. It started not running to speed and the motor was getting hot. I shut it down and found that the pump was turning as if it was under pressure. I unhooked the pressure relief to be sure it was not clogged with no diffrence. After disconnecting the pressure line I found that the pump was the cause as it was still harder to turn than it should have been.
So I am faced with buying a 100.00 rebuild kit for this compressor and Hope it fixes it, or just throw in the towel and buy a new one. I am leaning towards the buy a new one. I just don't have time to keep messing with it every other week.
I have found that I do not have the stomach to spend the money to buy a 2 stage as they are all 800+
So can anyone recomend a good compressor for around the 500.00 range?
I have had no luck with the Campbell hausfeld types. So I have been looking at the Iron horse, Eaton, Eagle and IR models all have china made pumps.
Ya only go around once, best to enjoy it the first trip.