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Air Compressor shopping....

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  1. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=prod...0HFV&lpage=none


    And I'm looking at this....

    $500ish, 7hp, 60 gallons, and 13.3 SCFM @ 90 psi... :)

    Plus thay have one right there at lowes...so I can just load it up and take it home.


    now I'm wondering if it's a 2 phase or a 3 phase....


    any other compressors near that area for price, hp, and cfm?

    Any bad comments on Kolbalt?
     
  2. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Never heard of Kobalt... Check Home Depot... They usually have steals on the big compressors... I think I saw a Husky about the same size for about the same price, if not a hair cheaper...

    And use your HD card and get 10% off!!
     
  3. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    I'm not to fond of husky....if their air compressors hold up like their ratches...then screw them....

    Plus...I refuse to get any credit cards....that's what started my bad credit fiascal...and I finally got over that bs.... Save 10% to just pay 12% later...nahhh....I'll use cash.

    http://www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS/EN_US...84+3966&pos=n24

    Slightly cheaper...but lacking in the CFM's department...

    Damn HD...they got to make their friggen links to friggen long....
     
  4. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Nooo... Home Depot Card... 12 months 0 interest... But you get 10% off if its over $299... [​IMG] Buy it, go back 3 days later & pay for it... Its what we did with our tractor... :)
     
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    TommyTheCat Gonzo Scientist

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    I have no idea about Kobalt. If it came down to choosing a brand, I'd really go with a Craftsman. It has the same specs as Husky/Colman/HD brands (60 gal, 7hp, but ~10SCFM@90psi). My friend uses it all the time at his house for his car/everything. Here's the .Craftsman.

    I figure nobody mentioned Craftsman because most people would write it off, but I have no reason as to why. It can seem expensive to some, but its worth it.

    But if you can go back to Lowes, try finding the Amp/Voltage rating for the Kobalt. Better be 30A/240V
     
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    erebunicrx my name is Dale

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    i have had no prbolems at all with the huskey 55 gal that we have. i have left it out in the rain and snow. we have used it for roofing, sanding and all sorts of air tools. going on about 5yrs
     
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    I have the full size colman works great and still running strong ) most of them are 2 phase)
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    Welp....I went to Lowes today, bought the huge aircomp, and plenty of lines, Huge pressure reg with a filter and water seperator, and fittings...and I even bought underground conduit, wires, CB box, angles, curves, plugs, wall mount plug boxes...and will be running 220v to the garage and will completely re-do the full electrical wireing and even build a box around the air comp to help sound deaden it along with some vents.

    The Sandblaster is already to start blasting after I can get the damn conduant dug and ran to the garage....code is 18"...but I got to go down a little deeper since I plan to do some major landscaping in the near future. :) but...the ground is now frozen :cry2:
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    nice!

    looks like the lappy is working out. give me call in the morning before you go to bed. your hard drive is fucked, but i did manage to save everything :thumbsup:
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    :) all my gigs of porn are safe......YES!!!!!!

    I'm at work right now...when I get home, I'll give you a call....
     
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    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    put dynomat on the inside of the enclosure you build :)
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    I just got back from Home Despero and their compressors truly are hella cheap.
     
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    tab Super Moderator

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    Keep in mind that you want many CFM's for a sandblaster, and 90 PSI is about right for that. You could always integrate another compressor and have two. The regulators are adjustable. I would have one come on at 90 psi, and the other + or - 5 psi. Tandem compressors would give you all the CFM you could handle, plus more storage.

    I've had a 33 gallon 5 hp Craftsman for years. I also had a 220 Ingersoll Rand 60 gallon compressor at one point, but I never needed it, so I traded it for a $1300 push mower(TroyBilt).

    If I had a sandblaster and a garage at the time, I would have kept that compressor. I paid $100 for it.......so I did well on the mower trade.
     
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    Clayton... If you want to make a drive up here before you do your digging, you can borrow my tiller... Its not huge, but it works, and will definately make tearing the ground for the conduit MUCH easier... Especially in the frozen... Just might need to clean the carb out, as its been sitting for awhile...

    It's the perfect size for conduit... Has about a 10" path...

    Let me know.
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    sounds like a plan.....maybe.
     
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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Just let me know...

    And btw... My debt > yours...
    $160k on the house
    $21k on the van
    $8k on credit card
    $5k+ to parents
    Thats $194k debt BIATCH! :mrgreen:
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i suggested that, and MDF :)

    the freakin compressor he bought is HUGE.
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    You better get busy and start paying it off....



    Ohh...I didn't add the huge amount of money that the inlaws loaned me...lets just say that it makes your debt look like my gas bill... [​IMG]
     
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    Don't use dynamat on something like that... WAYYY overpriced for the application...

    #1, big compressors you can usually buy a muffler accessory for them...
    #2, Home Depot sells noise insulation made for things like that. MUCH cheaper than dynamat.
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    actually...it's pretty quite....I'll just get some vibration mounts...or a rubber mat, and leave it on the shipping pallet as is.....
     
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