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Old 05-17-2020, 11:17 AM
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Any dealers on here ?? looking for a shop compressor 175 max psi 80 gallon tank, 2 stage pump and around 15/17 cfm @ 90 psi.......been looking at the Ingersoll Rand @ Tractor supply anyone have one of these ? other brands ?
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A friend of mine had the I/R from tractor supply and it worked great but I guess it was allergic to lightning. That’s life in Florida.
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Probably not the answe your looking for but I built one from ground up from an old school gas station compressor. Only thing I used from it was the tank. I purchased a REAL 5 hp motor from a Amish electric shop locally along with and went to a local (Grand Rapids) Quincy dealer and bought a remanufactured two stage pump. I did this after being unsatisfied with numerous compressors that were way over rated via cfm etc. Extremely happy with it plus it was fun to build. Also plumbed a ball valve off a 90 3/8 pipe fitting for ease of draining.


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I bought the IR 80gl from TSC, getrdunnn, I might have done that in my younger days.....lol
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Originally Posted by F-2 Speedy View Post
I bought the IR 80gl from TSC, getrdunnn, I might have done that in my younger days.....lol
I use this same IR at work for a pumping system with pneumatic level controls and valves. Has worked well for two years until the motor windings crapped out a month ago. Had motor rebuilt locally and back to running like a top again and compressor still feels tight with clean lubricant yet. One of the techs thought replacing the original Bon-Aire that lasted 8 years with a 60 gal. Home Depot Husky (Rebadged Campbell-Hausfeld) was a good idea. That thing made it not even a year before motor roasted and compressor was loose.
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we went and picked it up with my trailer, my neighbor helped out getting it in place



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Congrats Speedy.

If you don’t have air hose yet, may I suggest Flexilla ? I use air hose a lot and this has cured all air hose issues I used to run into - bursting, kinking, hard to clean, etc.

Avalaible pretty much anywhere now.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Flexzilla-3...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Thanks for the tip SB, I bought a pair of these to put at each end of the shop,


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Duty Cycle and ambient temperature extremes are the factors that you must consider.
A shop compressor in a 40-90 degree shop, cutoff pressure of 135 psi and cut on of 110 psi, rarely running continously more than 45 minutes - use whatever fits your idea of a bargain.

An outdoor compressor, seeing heat loads of over 110 degrees, running continuously for over an hour regularly - cast iron pump, large oil sump, fully synthetic oil, startup unloader (centrifugal or timer). Quincy doesn't make any cheap junk (unless they added a value series to their lineup). Ingersoll does sell "handyman grade" pumps, as well as industrial duty ones, and the cost is very different.

I have a V4 cast iron Quincy QT, and a V3 cast iron industrial Ingersoll.
Both run hard, and go 10 years between rebuilds, and have been rebuilt several times each. You simply can't expect that sort of return out of a light duty pump, but you can sure buy several replacements and still be below the entry cost of the industrial units.

I actually recommend looking for a steal on a "wore out" industrial Ingersoll or Quincy pump, and then rebuild it yourself. Just check the bore size and look for scoring or wear ridge, and if it has good cylinders, it's worth rebuilding. If you don't mind replacing on a schedule, the low cost import stuff is fine for occasional hard usage.
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