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Old 12-18-2011, 08:18 PM   #1201
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Just picked up this makita 2400 compressor last week after my 15 year old craftman died. Big improvement!

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Old 12-20-2011, 10:59 PM   #1202
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Husky 60 gallon, that's Johnny Rockstar standing next to it. It's filled with stickers now.

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Old 12-29-2011, 05:28 PM   #1203
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Just got this last week... Blue Point 7hp 60 gallon


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Old 12-29-2011, 08:27 PM   #1204
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My old Speed Aire





17hp, 3 phase
51cfm at 150psi
never a want for air.

Sadly no 3 phase at the house so I sold that one and got a pretty nice Quincy, still a 2 stage, but only does about 23cfm at 125

need to take some pics of it.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:12 PM   #1205
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Eaton compressor. I've had it about 4 years now. single stage.

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Old 12-29-2011, 10:12 PM   #1206
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now them some stacks.. haha.
pretty cool man.
Question though. Does anyone really know if your compressor has to work harder to fill up the tank when you have extensions like that on the intakes?
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:06 AM   #1207
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now them some stacks.. haha.
pretty cool man.
Question though. Does anyone really know if your compressor has to work harder to fill up the tank when you have extensions like that on the intakes?
That would be entirely dependent on the diameter of the intake stacks and the length of run, as well as the number of elbows, and how much resistance the filters add. It's not a cut and dry equation. I know guys using 3" pipe and K&N filters to feed their scuba compressors.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:11 AM   #1208
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Is that PVC? The heads don't melt that PVC?
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:18 AM   #1209
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Is that PVC? The heads don't melt that PVC?
Looks like it might be CPVC, which is used for high temp applications like furnace exhausts.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:19 AM   #1210
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That makes sense. haha I was wondering.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:42 AM   #1211
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Ok..dumb question time, what's the purpose of the long stacks? I've seen the solberg filter/silencers with the elbows,etc to cut down the intake noise..it's the same with putting the stacks high? or some other purpose i'm missing?
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:34 AM   #1212
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Where did you find that intercooler with 3/4" threads on it? That looks like a viable option for many depending on cost. I have seen smaller units with 3/8 or 1/2" threads, but nothing like that.
It took a lot of Ebay searches to find that oil cooler, it has 1"NPT threads and was about $50.
Seems to work pretty good, inlet to cooler gets HOT and outlet is only about 100F.
I have a 240v fan wired to the mag starter on the back side so it comes on when the compressor is running.
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:28 PM   #1213
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Just upgraded pump (IMO) today.
Went from this:

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Old 12-30-2011, 07:11 PM   #1214
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this is the one that replaced the Speed Aire
I took it on partial trade, gonna have to redo that silly copper contraption the PO put on there...
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:39 PM   #1215
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Here are two of my three compressors:
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:44 PM   #1216
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Hap, what is the pressure and CFM on the Mako?
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:56 PM   #1217
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Hap, what is the pressure and CFM on the Mako?
8.6CFM and 5,200 psi.
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:13 PM   #1218
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Say Morrisman, My Dad used to run generators in that same country just to give them people lighting. So just what are you doing with that much air capacity????? Couldn't be for a blast cabinet uh!
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:20 PM   #1219
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8.6CFM and 5,200 psi.
Nice, I've got a Bristol Pneumatics in my garage that I am trying to get back in service. It's 5000 psi and 18 CFM with the included 15hp motor, but I'm going to swap it out to a 7.5hp motor and it should be around the same output as your Mako.

Is yours used for a dive operation or something else?
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:46 PM   #1220
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Nice, I've got a Bristol Pneumatics in my garage that I am trying to get back in service. It's 5000 psi and 18 CFM with the included 15hp motor, but I'm going to swap it out to a 7.5hp motor and it should be around the same output as your Mako.

Is yours used for a dive operation or something else?
Sounds nice! Good idea in going with the 7.5 HP. I am really happy about how quiet the Mako is. I use it for SCUBA and a little paint ball stuff. Seems like I fill my friends tanks more than my stuff... glad to provide the capability; small town, wanted to be self sufficient.
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