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Re: Compressor Woes [Re: tom moore] #1325211 Sat Sep 07 2019 05:28 AM
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This is what I have...got it last year...right at $1400.

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200350475_200350475

The compressor it replaced was also a Quincy...5hp two cylinder single stage that ran well for me for over 25 years and was used when I got it, but it was on a very old (1933) 60 gallon tank that I was getting worried about, so I treated myself to a new unit.

Mike B smile

Re: Compressor Woes [Re: tom moore] #1325220 Sat Sep 07 2019 11:19 AM
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Quincy compressors are or were well regarded as excellent quality for many many years.
The QR series I believe is what earned that reputation. They are heavy, run slower than other brands might, so quieter and last longer because, and they have internal oil pumps and often external spin on filters. Industrial quality all around. They usually have unloaders too that work on oil pressure and before oil pressure builds at startup or if pressure is lost they unload and freewheel for easier starting, longer life, and to reduce damage if run out of oil or other oil system failure.

The QT series are a somewhat newer offering as their more affordable line with fewer of those good design features. They may not all be US made compressors?

The recent QR series are similar to the good ones of old but have fewer cooling fins on the cylinders and rumours of not being quite as good as the old ones.

I have about 6 Quincy compressors, two of the cheaper QT series, 3 older and one newer QR series with the oil pumps. All good compressors.


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Re: Compressor Woes [Re: tom moore] #1325316 Sun Sep 08 2019 12:37 PM
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tom moore Offline OP
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Thanks for the information.

Re: Compressor Woes [Re: tom moore] #1325483 Mon Sep 09 2019 06:34 PM
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Detroit Iron Offline
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You didn't mention. So I'll just throw it in;
If your tank isn't emptied, that is, if you don't empty the water accumulation in the tank. It will limit the tanks (air) capacity, which also effects the run time for the pump -- seems to run constantly.
But in the end, even if you do find that there is a lot of water in the tank. It looks that if your wallet will support it, it's probably in your best interest to simply get a good (better) replacement pump for your tank. smile

Harbor Freight often has decent pumps on sale for a good price, and most of them offer a lifetime warranty -- and made in the US of A. smile

Chris

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Re: Compressor Woes [Re: tom moore] #1325502 Mon Sep 09 2019 08:48 PM
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tom moore Offline OP
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I decided to replace the switch and sell this hobbyist level one and upgrade. By the time i upgrade to a better motor, pump, switch, wiring and plumbing - I might as well buy a new one with a new tank. This tank seems fine but its old.

Re: Compressor Woes [Re: tom moore] #1328251 Mon Sep 30 2019 04:36 PM
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If you have the room it could still make a nice reservoir tank .


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Re: Compressor Woes [Re: tom moore] #1329814 Mon Oct 14 2019 01:44 AM
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Woah !! just posted about a sand blaster and read this post. Depressing. I looked hard at compressers when I bought this one but looks like I should have cashed in my 401k to get something much larger. But thanks for the knowledge

Re: Compressor Woes [Re: tom moore] #1329820 Mon Oct 14 2019 02:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Detroit Iron
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Harbor Freight often has decent pumps on sale for a good price, and most of them offer a lifetime warranty -- and made in the US of A. smile

Chris


"We guarantee this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship 90 days from the date of purchase. Limitations apply."

Chris, when did you buy a lifetime warranty air compressor from Harbor Freight? They used to provide lifetime warranty on all tools. I think their warranty now is 90 days.

And, I now see only one large compressor advertises?


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Re: Compressor Woes [Re: tom moore] #1329828 Mon Oct 14 2019 03:28 AM
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If you have a Lowes nearby, they sell a 5 HP 60 gallon unit (Campbell Hausfield pump) for about $550. Less than that HF compressor.


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Re: Compressor Woes [Re: tom moore] #1329858 Mon Oct 14 2019 01:19 PM
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Kevin,

What is the part number on the Campbell Hausfeld 60 gallon pump at Lowe's?

The only one I see listed is this single-stage unit. (135 psi)

This 2-stage compressor is available at Harbor Freight. (165 psi)

The H-F unit looks to be a better deal (20% off coupon is supposedly available)?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
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