Compressors

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by rossage, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Educate me on compressors...

    I can get a good deal on a
    California Air tools 4710sq

    1 hp
    4.7 gal tank
    3 cfm/minute
    120 psi max

    I'm just looking for something to seat/inflate tires, blast dust and water off my bikes, and occasionally top off the van and car tires.

    Is this up to the task?
     
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  2. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
    As long as you're not doing something that makes it run constantly and you're just using it in spurts, the big tank makes it pretty effective.
    IMHO anyhow....
    .
     
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  3. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    My 120$ 8-gal/1.5 HP unit worked fine for medium duty until it died completely after a few months. The replacement has been fine, albeit not used as much. This POS:

    TA-2530B_0_600.jpg

    FWIW, I prefer a reservoir floor pump over a compressor for tubeless tire work.
     
  4. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I agree. All you need to seat tires is a small reservoir. If you have enough volume to seat your tires (again, not much, a CO2 cartridge will do it (yes, I know it is a liquid)), you don't really need any volume for inflating car tires or blowing off parts. As long as the duty cycle is low (non professional), you'll be fine.
     
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  5. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    I have a Delta Shopmaster 2 gallon compressor and it does everything i need it to do.

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  6. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    this is what i use. works with small air tools also. i can run an impact with this no problemo.

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  7. skyungjae

    skyungjae Member

    Location:
    Fullerton, CA
    Name:
    Kyung Jae
    Current Bike:
    2015 Santa Cruz Bronson C
    I have the same Porter Cable 6 gallon. I think this one is perfect for all around household use. Small enough to not take up too much space, but it can do everything from seating tires, pumping high volume car/truck tires, running air tools, etc...

    They used to sell it for $150ish with a hose, and some fittings for filling tires and blowing air.
     
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  8. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Me too! Remember the Bomb? Still working with an almost 100% record for seating tires. Damn road tubeless!
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  9. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower, Kona Hei Hei
    california air tools only imo. I will not purchase any other brand. The Ca Air Tools models are generally about 10-15% more then the competition but literally 1/4 the noise level. I have the 10 gallon and I have two friends that have the 5 gallon models. We all love ours. I also used to use CA Air Tools brands to keep 300 carpenters moving on commercial construction sites for many, many years. We rarely if ever, had any issues with them. I honestly couldn't tell you how many were in service when I was at that company. Maybe 150 of them +/-.

    They replaced a full fleet of the same number of porter cable units because we were experiencing so many failures.
     
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  10. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    That's a heck of a recommendation. Guess I'm on the right track
     
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  11. ULEWZ

    ULEWZ Member

    Location:
    Northridge, Ca
    Name:
    Lew
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer Pro Carbon
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  12. Stkx66

    Stkx66 Member

    Location:
    Southern California
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson C
    https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200402413_200402413
    I've been using a Campbell Hausfield similar model to this one for 30 years and still going. Countless home projects running non stop for hours at a time. However I can't vouch for today's quality. For what you describe one of those name brand pancake models should serve you well.
     
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  13. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Just put in the order for the California Air Tools model I listed. One of our suppliers is selling them now so my shop deal is making the purchase pain free...
     
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  14. siata94

    siata94 Member

    Location:
    lake forest
    Name:
    siata
    Current Bike:
    lazy goat
    may be too late to ask but I had to look... don't yet own a compressor and turned down a free 30gal unit due to lack of space.

    I looked on the CAT Outlet Store and found this model:

    https://www.ultraquietaircompressor...tra-Quiet-Oil-Free-Compressor-CAT-2510STP.htm

    rated for 3000 hours vs 1000 hours for the 4710sq but w/ a 2.5 gal tank. Reg price is $219 on sale for $149, about same as the 4710sq.

    Thoughts?
     
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  15. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Very similar to what I ordered. Says right in the description it's from CA air tools...
    Just another way to sell the goods. Drop shipped from the manufacturer
     
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  16. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Got it. Super quiet. <65dB Works great at inflating tires. No opportunity to seat a new tubeless tire, yet.
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  17. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    I got one not too long ago, it's really loud :eek: but I couldn't have seated a tubeless tire without it.
     
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  18. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower, Kona Hei Hei
    Everyone that is in my garage when mine triggers on is blown away that we can continue a normal volume conversation through it re-charging. One of my favorite purchases for my garage for sure.
     
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  19. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    I agree.
    I live in a condo and I do all my bike stuff in the garage. I don't want to disturb my neighbors and I don't want noise to attract any unwanted attention either. This thing is quiet.
    Probably do an unnecessary tire swap soon just to see how it does...
     
  20. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    That's a snappy looking unit! I like it!
    Interesting that it does not have rubber feet to the floor.
     
  21. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    It has the feet on now. I took the pic as soon as I removed the unit from the box.
     
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  22. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic and Stumpy
    How many toes on those feet?
     
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  23. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Don't know, but she's wearing some sexy FMPs now!
     
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