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Posted: 8/26/2014 9:01:36 PM EST
5hp 240v 30 gallon craftsman compressor 30 years old failed this weekend. rusted tank finally got a hole in it. did not have a catastrophic kaboom. looking for a replacement.any suggestions? general handyman use on weekends not everyday abuse.. thanks in advance..it is a oiled compressor and I am not getting good reviews on oiless compressors....budget is around $500
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 9:05:49 PM EST
Replace the tank?
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 9:06:30 PM EST
I have two of those exact compressors, very good CFM output and not very loud. Stick with an oiled 240v compressor, output will be better and it will certainly be more quiet.

How much room do you have, and where do you plan on mounting the compressor? I prefer vertical style compressors, horizontals work just as well. My main compressor is an Ingersoll Rand 80 gal with the vertical tank, and I have the two Craftsmans as extras. $500 kind of limits you to some of the hobbyist level compressors, although you can still find a pretty good one in the 60 gallon range. How much use will the compressor see? Do you use a lot of high-CFM tools?
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 9:16:20 PM EST
Can you look for just a replacement tank and keep your motor and compressor?
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 9:50:09 PM EST
30 yrs old did not even look for tank
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 9:53:40 PM EST
was asking if any of the new compressors on the market was worth buying ?
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 9:54:34 PM EST
Have you ever repaired/replaced motor?
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 9:57:14 PM EST
Quincy makes a damned fine compressor.
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 9:57:58 PM EST
this is a hori compressor..not much use except for weekends...maybe 2-3 hours a week...thought about other tank but u never know what youre getting as far as rust...etc...
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 10:06:19 PM EST
motor never been replaced
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 10:08:02 PM EST
quincy American made? nice compressors!
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 10:09:24 PM EST
im thinking mine is gonna be hard to replace at this price @500
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 10:10:25 PM EST
gonna look for replacement tank thanks gd
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 10:11:53 PM EST
Just get a new tank or find someone to patch the old one. The motor and compressor are where the magic happens. A new tank should be a cheaper fix.
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 10:14:22 PM EST
I love my Kobalt twin cylinder belt driven 30 Gal compressor from Lowe's. Not too loud, pretty decent CFM. Previously had an oil-less Craftsman 33 gal. That thing was LOUD.
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 10:19:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 10:29:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 4q2:
motor never been replaced
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Impressive. What brand is it? I work for a major motor manufacturer.
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 10:44:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 10:48:24 PM EST
$500 is way more than you need to spend for weekend work. I'm a builder and use mine all the time, a sub $300 compressor will suit you fine.

I have two, a DeWalt (Emglo) and a Rigid. Both cost around $250.
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 10:50:38 PM EST
Hmmm, I have a 15 year old craftsman, that looks new on the outside.... gets used every two weeks or so.

Is a tank explosion a real risk?
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 10:53:39 PM EST
Any of the 60 gallon versions from the box stores work well. I have a husky from Home Depot. Paid $425 a few years ago and it's always filled up and turned on. Never a problem.
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 11:04:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FALARAK:
Hmmm, I have a 15 year old craftsman, that looks new on the outside.... gets used every two weeks or so.

Is a tank explosion a real risk?
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If you don't drain the condensed water, yes. But only draining leaves a small bit of moisture which could cause corrosion, slowly draining the tank to empty, then running the compressor with the drain wide open should fully dry the tank in 15 minutes or less.

Back in 1998, the ASME code governing these tanks (and nearly all other non-fired pressure vessels) changed to allow slightly higher stresses resulting in thinner required shells and heads. So newer tanks COULD be made with thinner metal, meaning less safety factor with respect to corrosion.

Now, repairing old tanks is NOTHING anyone other than a code shop (U stamp) should EVER do. PERIOD. Don't weld or heat the tank. Inspection is always a good thing, but paying for it might be a bit of a cost especially if it includes hydrostatic test.


Link Posted: 8/26/2014 11:22:14 PM EST
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Who do you work for?
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Originally Posted By 4q2:
motor never been replaced


Impressive. What brand is it? I work for a major motor manufacturer.


Who do you work for?


WEG
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 11:30:12 PM EST
Rolair
Link Posted: 8/26/2014 11:32:38 PM EST
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Quincy makes a damned fine compressor.
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this
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:05:21 PM EST
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Hmmm, I have a 15 year old craftsman, that looks new on the outside.... gets used every two weeks or so.

Is a tank explosion a real risk?
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it did not explode! had heard of exploding tanks but my tank just got a pinhole leak from corrosion and just got bigger
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:07:04 PM EST
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motor is original motor
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:23:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By krpind:
I don't see how you could get a 5hp compressor that has a real 5hp on it for $500.

The motors are going to be close to that for a decent one.
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Compressor motors are rated differently than regular duty motors. A 5 HP compressor motor or a 5 HP SPL as they are called is about equal to 3 1/2 HP regular motor. You can also tell the difference by the listed amp draw a 5 HP compressor will draw less than 20 at 230 volts where a true 5 HP motor will draw up in the 30 amp range
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:27:12 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:59:44 PM EST
Take your motor off and examine what you have left so you have an idea on what to look for on your search for a blown up air compressor someone is wanting to sell. I figure you can make a lot of things work but best to know what you have.

I keep coming back to some of the ingersoll rand stuff and while my budget says it can't do it I am working on figuring out how to spend close to a grand on the thing I guess.

How did you drain your tank and where was the pinhole?

I know things wear out and I am just kind of wondering about lifespan of this stuff.

Link Posted: 10/2/2014 9:06:53 PM EST
Go to searspartsdirect.com and see if they have your part(s). They show parts for my 1980 20gal compressor.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 9:08:58 PM EST
Jenny or Ingersoll Rand
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dont
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Take your motor off and examine what you have left so you have an idea on what to look for on your search for a blown up air compressor someone is wanting to sell. I figure you can make a lot of things work but best to know what you have.

I keep coming back to some of the ingersoll rand stuff and while my budget says it can't do it I am working on figuring out how to spend close to a grand on the thing I guess.

How did you drain your tank and where was the pinhole?

I know things wear out and I am just kind of wondering about lifespan of this stuff.

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don't blade on me but was NEVER drained as far as I know pinhole is at bottom of tank at seam next to drain valve
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:45:42 PM EST
Don't try to repair the old one. The pin hole was a warning. Grainger has this Speedaire 26 gallon for about your budget. I don't see any mounting surface for the compressor/motor, but it could be remotely mounted (outside maybe?) and plumbed into the tank.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 9:09:27 PM EST
Stopped by tractor supply and saw an ingersoll rand 5hp 240volt air compressor for 699 I think, it has a 60 gallon tank.

I am trying hard to just figure out how to get this one. One issue I will have is needing to run it off a generator and that brings up even more fun and games for my wallet to cry about.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 9:18:36 PM EST
Quincy.

Made in the USA and well built.

My little 24 gallon one will run my snap on 4in cut off wheel long enough to cur through 4in angle iron. Which isn't bad. The impact doesn't even phase it. Only thing else that will phase it is my snap on air hammer.

Haven't tried running a spray gun or blaster off it yet. Would probably get a secondary filter for it if I was doing an air spray gun.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 10:00:53 PM EST
The 5 hp motors on my compressor are about $900 each.

The dealer near me sells Ingersoll Rand and Puma. Both are good units.

Oilless units are so noisy they will make you suck start a shotgun.
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