Some will remember the air compressor thread that went on way too long from a couple years ago and while I could have resurrected it, I thought it would be better just to post a new thread with some new questions now that I am able to put it to good use.
Since getting the air compressor together the most it has done is run air tools like a die grinder or the impact. It has always done well with those. I used it once with the pot blaster doing some sandblasting and it didn't phase it either but then the amount of sand I had in the pot didn't really allow me to run it for a prolonged period of time.
Now with the sandblast cabinet and being able to use the air continuously it has me curious to how hard I can work the compressor. I don't know how hot the compressor itself can get either. For on / off mode I have it setup to kick out at 140 psi and to kick in at 95 psi. When using it this way with the sandblaster I could get it to kick in and out at least 20 times an hour. The compressor is able to build pressure while blasting but takes it a while to build up to kick out from kick in pressure while blasting the whole time.
If I put it on continuous run, it unloads at 135 psi and loads at about 110 psi. I think there might need to be more separation between unload and load but it seems to work nicely. It doesn't take it long to build up to unloaded state even while blasting on continuous run. The only thing that worries me is the compressor temp. Do I really need to worry about it?