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Posted March 14, 2011 - 05:48 PM

Sounds like you're good to go now! Now for some blasting video!

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Posted March 14, 2011 - 05:59 PM

I should make a short video of the compressor again because it does sound so much better, doesn't sound like it is winding out and it sounds smoother. It is supposed to be wonderful out this weekend so I will definitely get some sandblasting in.

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Posted March 23, 2011 - 09:10 AM

:bump: What's an air compressor? :rofl2:

What I really wanna know.....where's the new video of her running?

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Posted March 23, 2011 - 09:16 AM

:bump: What's an air compressor? :rofl2:

What I really wanna know.....where's the new video of her running?


LOL.

I have been slacking between working on the workbench and tearing apart two Masseys to fix their rear ends. I will try and get a video either tonight or tomorrow. Will mainly shoot a video of it running with the continuous run valve turned on to hear it unload :D

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Posted May 07, 2011 - 08:34 AM

George,
It's been a while. How's your compressor doing? Any regrets?
Joe

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Posted May 09, 2011 - 07:20 AM

George,
It's been a while. How's your compressor doing? Any regrets?
Joe


Hi Joe,
No regrets what so ever. I checked the oil in it after two weeks of minimal use and it hasn't used any oil. Fills back up after kicking in within less then a minute. I used the pot blaster this past weekend on my Massey MF12 mower deck and it was awesome because I didn't have to stop other then refill with sand. I can't wait till we get a sandblast cabinet setup. Will make working on everything so much faster, cleaner and easier. Thanks for all the help with getting the compressor setup.

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Posted May 09, 2011 - 10:58 AM

What's an air compressor?

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Posted May 09, 2011 - 11:00 AM

Seriously though, great to hear how well it's working. I envy you not having to wait for pressure. I can go continuously IF I drag hoses & connect my compressor with the shop's compressor, but it's a pain to do. One of these days I'll have me as Brute of a compressor.

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Posted May 10, 2011 - 08:24 PM

We have had a Quincy Compressor since 1963. Overhauled it a time or two, and it has had 2 different tanks over the last 40+ years but you can't kill the thing with a club!! It's also the quietest compressor I've ever (not) heard. If you need plenty of air on a short budget, find a pair of used commercial compressors. They will recover quickly and supply all the air you can normally use. Output of the compressor is more important then a huge tank. You can't store enough air to work with most air tools, essepcially a blaster, for more then a few minutes. So it is EXTREMELY important that your recovery be quick. If you are steadily using a sand blaster, you need a rotory compressor. Thats why they use them to sandblast tomb stone inscriptions. Piston compressors just can't keep up the volume of air needed to blast large projects.

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Posted May 11, 2011 - 08:40 AM

Great George!
I just want to thank you for sharing your project with us. We all learned something from it. It sounds like it's a beast!
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Posted May 11, 2011 - 11:03 AM

Great George!
I just want to thank you for sharing your project with us. We all learned something from it. It sounds like it's a beast!
Joe


Yes, even though this thread has caused some jealousy and fun poked at it I think it is a great resource if anyone else would go down the same path. I can't wait to get a blasting cabinet and get a tractor completely stripped in a couple of hours as opposed to being stretched out over a week and lots of blasting media.

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 07:01 PM

It's been a long time since this thread has surfaced but I figured I would post a little update. The air compressor is still doing great and hasn't used any oil. I haven't really abused it yet doing any sandblasting but I am hoping to try and either build or buy a blasting cabinet sometime this year. We have a lot of projects to work on and a blasting cabinet would make things so much easier and cheaper. Once I start blasting that will definitely be a good test for the compressor.

I did do some blasting with our tank blaster in the fall and it was nice to go as long as I wanted to or until I ran out of sand. That was with worn out nozzles too so I definitely wasn't making the most efficient use out of the air supply.

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 07:11 PM

Glad to hear you haven't had any trouble with your air compressor George :D

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 07:36 PM

George is about to hit 10 Grand! And what's an air compressor? :confuse: :smilewink:

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 10:41 PM

One thing I have to say... I haven't seen this thread in a year, and I knew there was a reason I didn't miss it lol. 15 pages and only 2 of them are about an air compressor LOL.




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