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  • Member since
    August, 2019
  • From: Northern Nevada
Which portable compressor?
Posted by HighDesertmodeler on Saturday, August 31, 2019 6:21 PM

looking for any recommendations regarding a portable compressor.  I typically spray from 5 psi to 20-25 psi depending upon the application.

Thank you

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, September 01, 2019 6:49 AM

HighDesertmodeler

looking for any recommendations regarding a portable compressor.  I typically spray from 5 psi to 20-25 psi depending upon the application.

Thank you

 

 

What is your criteria for portable?  Do you need battery or powerless spraying?  Or just light weight?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    August, 2019
  • From: Northern Nevada
Posted by HighDesertmodeler on Sunday, September 01, 2019 10:34 PM

Thank you Don, I’m looking for at least a gallon air tank.  Was wondering if California Air Tool 1 gal or Campbell Hausfeld would fit the criteria.  My apologies if I mislead anyone to believe one of those very small ones...looking for at least one gallon tank and carry handle.  Moisture not an issue here since it is very dry and I will draw from the tank in any case.

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2013
  • From: Chicago area
Posted by modelmaker66 on Monday, September 02, 2019 1:46 AM

HighDesertmodeler

Thank you Don, I’m looking for at least a gallon air tank.  Was wondering if California Air Tool 1 gal or Campbell Hausfeld would fit the criteria.  My apologies if I mislead anyone to believe one of those very small ones...looking for at least one gallon tank and carry handle.  Moisture not an issue here since it is very dry and I will draw from the tank in any case.

 

I’ve gone through three Asian made compressors since 2001.  Most recently a TCP one...which air regulator fitting threads to compressor housing was the wrong size (they installed the fitting with some sort of expanding sealant...what garbage...cannot be reinstalled properly and a result I don’t have a functioning compressor.  Im calling TCP after Labor Day.)

 

I was led to believe that TCP were pretty good too. Live and learn I guess. I use an Iwata btw.

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, September 02, 2019 3:17 AM

I've been using a 20lb CO2 tank for years.  Blows compressors away...no pun intended.  Silent, zero condensation and less investment.  Take a look. 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November, 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, September 02, 2019 1:36 PM

keavdog

I've been using a 20lb CO2 tank for years.  Blows compressors away...no pun intended.  Silent, zero condensation and less investment.  Take a look. 

 

How long does a 20lb co2 tank fill up last, if you don't mind my asking ?

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, September 02, 2019 2:10 PM

Sorry, 10lb co2 tank.  Lasts about 18mos or so.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August, 2019
  • From: Northern Nevada
Posted by HighDesertmodeler on Monday, September 02, 2019 5:10 PM

I went ahead and purchased a Rooty Tooty compressor from the guys at Spraygunner.  Hope it is good as some mentioned in their reviews.

  • Member since
    August, 2019
  • From: Northern Nevada
Posted by HighDesertmodeler on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 12:02 AM
Latest update - I spoke with TCP and told them about the problems with the compressor from not giving adequate air to the threads on air regulator. They’re sending me a new one since mine was on warranty.
  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 1:53 AM

Noise. thats the biggest problem.

I had a Devilbis two cylinder that rumbled.

Then a Craftsman with a big tank, loud as my motorcycle.

Now a little Testors diaphram putt putt. Nice unit.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 7:46 AM

Hi;

 Since I retired I have always used Campbel-Hausfield equipment. Have had very good luck with parts and accessories too. It just putts away and then it goes to the Pawn shop Again!

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