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Posted June 29, 2014 - 07:39 PM

Thanks for that, i favor the Emglo, i only wish it had a after cooler like Rol Air has to help with the moisture.

 

I repowered to diesel and using a clutch, save half on fuel then with gas engine and with the clutch it disconnects the pump at idle, less wear and heat generated, picture below.

 

 

I know what it's like giving up a compressor just because the tanks are bad especially a gas engine type & being an Emglo. I had one years ago & was going to do this but sold it for parts. Look into getting two of these & ganging them together.

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Posted June 30, 2014 - 05:14 AM

Where's the pin hole ? At a weld ( seam )  or bottom of the tank ?


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Posted June 30, 2014 - 05:25 AM

Bottom of left tank (from handle bars) bottom of the end cap, few inches from petcock not far from the weld seam.

 

I drain the tanks every time i use it, every hour during hot days.


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Posted June 30, 2014 - 05:32 AM

That's a shame , probably  the whole lower section is bad but maybe it would be worth cutting the area open to see how bad. At the power plant I worked at the certified welders would do jobs on high pressure  lines ,boiler tubes 1300 psi + ect that myself would never try.  Do you know any certified welders that could give look at it for you ?


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Posted June 30, 2014 - 06:05 AM

Thanks, safety is my greatest concern, the guys are right, it is a ticking time bomb, it would be cheaper/safer just to replace it with another one, contacted a seller of a decent looker in CT, will strip mines for parts.

 

I removed the drive belt so it can't be ran, this compressor usually lives in the back of my truck when i use it.

 

I turned a propane tank into a rocket once, the valve must of froze or seized shut when i drained it, 7/8 th of the way unscrewed i heard it begin to hiss, dropped the pipe wrench and jumped, the valve was never seen again and the tank fired across the floor bouncing off of everything like a pin pong ball, did some damage and made one heck of a mess.


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Posted June 30, 2014 - 08:33 AM

I turned a propane tank into a rocket once, the valve must of froze or seized shut when i drained it, 7/8 th of the way unscrewed i heard it begin to hiss, dropped the pipe wrench and jumped, the valve was never seen again and the tank fired across the floor bouncing off of everything like a pin pong ball, did some damage and made one heck of a mess.

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Glad no one was hurt.
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Posted June 30, 2014 - 09:40 AM

I know what it's like giving up a compressor just because the tanks are bad especially a gas engine type & being an Emglo. I had one years ago & was going to do this but sold it for parts. Look into getting two of these & ganging them together.

http://www.tractorsu...nk?cm_vc=-10005

 

I like Sawdust's idea.  You would have more volume with the bigger tanks and they would be brand new so you know what you have.  You would still have an Emglo because the most important part the compressor it's self would not change.


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Posted June 30, 2014 - 01:05 PM

Pics? Video? :smilewink:
Glad no one was hurt.

My pride was damaged beyond repair but i survived, the tool box did not,......sorry, no vids or pics......



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Posted June 30, 2014 - 01:13 PM

I like Sawdust's idea.  You would have more volume with the bigger tanks and they would be brand new so you know what you have.  You would still have an Emglo because the most important part the compressor it's self would not change.

Yeah, it is and good point, new tanks are better, i never know if i am pissing in the wind or breaking even anymore it seems, time is always the biggest hindrance, i figured the one i might be going after would do for now while i look into building one for longivity.


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Posted July 01, 2014 - 05:17 AM

Well, exploring options, here's a saddle air receiver tank that is lined inside : http://www.surplusce...TANK-4-1755.axd

 

Trouble im running into it mounting the compressor set on on it, can't weld on it, could make a wheel barrow type frame that goes over the top of the tank with one wheel in the front, would make it top heavy though, hard to beat the design of the dual tank wheel barrow compressor.


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Posted July 01, 2014 - 05:21 AM

Could you mount the tank sideways and towards the rear and motor down front by the wheel ?


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Posted July 01, 2014 - 09:26 AM

This is neat !!

 

http://www.google.co...404308482411695

 

Found cheaper replacement tank : http://www.google.co...404308694861761

 

OEM Emglo/Jenny : http://www.mastertoo...1002-p-825.html

 

                               : http://www.mastertoo...14-p-40710.html

 

I though about Rol-Air, pump mounting holes are different but a option.

 

Rol Air, few years later and it still sits at the same price : http://www.google.co...404309799970322

 

Little cheaper : http://www.google.co....70138588,d.cGU

 

Going to contact the Rol Air dealer in Springfield for quote, seems like Emglo is out.



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Posted July 01, 2014 - 09:36 AM

Well, exploring options, here's a saddle air receiver tank that is lined inside : http://www.surplusce...TANK-4-1755.axd

 

Trouble im running into it mounting the compressor set on on it, can't weld on it, could make a wheel barrow type frame that goes over the top of the tank with one wheel in the front, would make it top heavy though, hard to beat the design of the dual tank wheel barrow compressor.

 

Build a frame that bolts to this tank.  Make it so the engine & compressor sit down low beside the tank, with twin wheels on one end.  Easier to move with 2 wheels anyway.


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Posted July 01, 2014 - 09:47 AM

Yeah, like this with two wheels :

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Posted July 01, 2014 - 10:45 AM

I remember back as a semi trailer tech/mechanic working on and replacing those tanks, i think i can make it work.

 

Hale brake and wheel in Springfield, Ma sells the tanks, 32 '' long (mounting tabs) 6 '' diameter, 1425 cu in, 6 gallons, x 2 (stacked) = 2850 cu in, 12 gallons. a few inches shorter and wider then the original.

 

Or one tank 29 1/2 (mounting tabs) 2865 cu in, 12 gallons witch would make the compressor a little shorter more wider, better for two wheels.

 

Trying to figure the handle bars right now.


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