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#1 ol' stonebreaker ONLINE  

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Posted October 06, 2014 - 11:37 PM

  Was in the HF store today and notice a red tagged 3 HP, 10 CFM pump out of the box w/ a broken air filter housing for $80 compared to $140 for same in the box. I'll check w/ HF parts to see what they want for a new filter housing. If they're too proud of it I'll build one Since the pump on my  25 yr old Craftsman seems to be getting tired I bought this one. I'll have to buy a v-style pulley for the motor to replace the serpentine pully and reroute some plumbing, but I don't think it will be a big project. I'll have to add some to the base but there wont be any welding done on the tank.

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Posted October 07, 2014 - 04:15 AM

Sounds like a good buy!



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Posted October 14, 2014 - 08:19 PM

Got the pump mounted and plumbed. Had to wait a few days to pick up a motor pulley. Forgot to get a pic of the pump mount so the pic doesn't show much of it. I used some 1" sq tube and 1/8"x 2 1/2" flat bar I had on hand. Pump had to be moved 1 1/4" over for pulley alignment and 1" further from the motor. Getting the 1/2" copper tube bent in a 180* was a little ticklish w/o kinking it. Built a new belt guard for it. All I have to do is order or build an air cleaner housing. Oh, and I also had to change the motor drive end brg as it was quite noisy.
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Posted October 14, 2014 - 09:49 PM

Any idea who makes that unit?  I got their flyer last week and I can get that 10cfm pump and a motor to run it for around $300 from them.  The motor on my old Champion died about 2 month's ago and I want to replace it.  Have an 80 gallon compressor tank at the farm we bought a number of years ago.  Was bought from local TSC when I worked there and guy drove down the road without strapping the compressor.  It fell off onto the highway and smashed all the pumping components and then he blamed us for not telling him to strap it down so they gave him a new unit.  At any rate the thing was rated new as a 10cfm compressor at 90 lbs so the HF unit should make it just the same as it was new.  Really like to hear what you think of it.



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Posted October 15, 2014 - 07:46 AM

 No Idea who makes it but I'm pretty sure it's on the other side of the big pond. Haven't really used it yet. It's pretty quiet even w/o the air filter and pumps up a little faster than the old one. I kept the old pump and plumbing in case the HF has a short life. With HF you never know. If you decide to get one the Kaman motor pulley pitch dia is 4.1". I checked w/ my photo tach  and it is 1,028 RPM, book says 1,050 max RPM, so I think that's as close as you'll get. It takes almost a quart of compressor oil.

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Posted October 15, 2014 - 04:08 PM

  Built the filter housing today and had to pay $2 for 4" of 4" exhaust pipe,LOL!! Anyway pics show the build it took the longest to cut the two circles out w/ the hole saws. After final assembly I had to cut about 3/4" off the 4". It was still a little long. Seems to work well and quieted the intake down pretty well.

                                   Mike

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Posted October 15, 2014 - 07:42 PM

Nice job on the conversion and especially the filter housing.  :thumbs:






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