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#1 sacsr OFFLINE  

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Posted October 16, 2014 - 07:23 AM

I got this in a package deal on a used compressor. I am guessing it fell on its side at some point in my shed and was damaged. It now leaks from the swivel area. I have not taken it apart, but figured some one here may already have seen this. I think it is a cheap Harbor Freight made.

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Posted October 16, 2014 - 07:51 AM

If there are no visible cracks, I'd think it is just the o-rings needing replaced.  If it were sat on it's side for an extended period, the slop in the fitting may have allowed enough side play that it pressed a flat spot into an o-ring, then when it centered, the air leaks past it.


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Posted October 16, 2014 - 10:04 AM

I'm sure if the shaft and swivel are straight, then it just needs O rings.


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Posted October 16, 2014 - 10:11 AM

You know, it took me a while, but I remember having to replace the o-rings in our hose reel fitting a few years ago.  It turned hard and had a leak I could barely hear.  New o-rings  and lubing cured it.


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Posted October 16, 2014 - 11:55 AM

Thanks- yes it was a seal- decided to check it out at lunch and the outside seal was cut on half- new seal and we are back in business.
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Posted October 16, 2014 - 12:27 PM

I know I use to & I think we don't realize how fragile an O ring can be. They most always look good but it's that tiny nick, scratch or over tightening that we don't see the damage. Anymore I question the quality of the new ones especially when they come in a large bag :(
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Posted October 16, 2014 - 02:59 PM

the part of these things that piss me off is , most times their made of metric parts you cant easily get here. I have a pressure washer with the same kind of fitting, between the hose and gun. Snapped it off and the threads aren't like any of the US ones.


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Posted October 16, 2014 - 08:34 PM

You know, it took me a while, but I remember having to replace the o-rings in our hose reel fitting a few years ago.  It turned hard and had a leak I could barely hear.  New o-rings  and lubing cured it.

 

Same thing here, Daniel.  I have gotten in the habit of replacing o rings like that whenever I feel something *might* be wrong.  Its my off the cuff reaction, but most times it is right.  McMaster Carr sells some nice o ring bulk packs (5 dollars buys you 100 good quality o rings for most sizes) and also some good maintenance sets with one of every type.  I bought one for my shop and I have never looked back. 

 

the part of these things that piss me off is , most times their made of metric parts you cant easily get here. I have a pressure washer with the same kind of fitting, between the hose and gun. Snapped it off and the threads aren't like any of the US ones.

 

Metric fittings do make me tick just a bit.  Try to a find a hydraulic shop that services metric.  :(  Before that, try to buy a set of metric caps and plugs.  

 

I think there should be a rule: you import it, you insure parts are here for it.

 

Ben W.


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Posted October 17, 2014 - 05:43 AM

 
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Some of those cheap swivels don't have to be dropped to leak,,that's how they depart the assembly line so you still come out ahead getting a deal on a compressor that only needs something so minor.  I had my neighbour help me unload my compressor because it was just too top heavy coming out of my pickup. He was only too happy to get his new tractor out...he bought the little Cat just for snow ploughing his driveway. Nice toy!

 
 

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Posted October 17, 2014 - 08:00 AM

If it's Chinese made, then no!






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