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Brad McGowan

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My mother had a 2 stage air compressor that would no longer run that she gave to me. The only way I could move it by myself was to pull the motor and the compressor off. Everything came apart with no issues and I brought it home. Took the motor to a local shop near me, it was a simple fix and 53.00 later I was on my way with the motor. The whole unit was coated with a layer of oil and dirt so I placed it in my heated shop for cleanup. This morning when moving the tank around I could hear something clunking around inside it. I put the tank up on blocks so that I could get a pan under it and pulled the bottom plug. I had to poke a whole in the crud at the bottom at which point I started a stream of water that added up to 7 gallons of moisture. 14 hours later the ice cube inside the tank is still melting. My mother who is 86 years old used that compressor for 21 years and never once drained the moisture off, said she was not aware that it should be done. The compressor was always set to automatically run when the pressure got low enough, you can only imagine how many times it cycled before the motor gave out.

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Mark Evans

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That looks like a Quincy QT model they are great pumps and you want to order a head gasket set and change the pressure relief valves for safety, clean the reed valves and check for sealing on them clean out all lines you got a high dollar set there SIR !!!! I got lucky and got a compressor from a dry cleaning shop that failed and had a new one coming and gave to me for removing the old one (freebie) !!!! Still waiting on a new pulley for gas engine !!!!
 

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RAllison

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My mother had a 2 stage air compressor that would no longer run that she gave to me. The only way I could move it by myself was to pull the motor and the compressor off. Everything came apart with no issues and I brought it home. Took the motor to a local shop near me, it was a simple fix and 53.00 later I was on my way with the motor. The whole unit was coated with a layer of oil and dirt so I placed it in my heated shop for cleanup. This morning when moving the tank around I could hear something clunking around inside it. I put the tank up on blocks so that I could get a pan under it and pulled the bottom plug. I had to poke a whole in the crud at the bottom at which point I started a stream of water that added up to 7 gallons of moisture. 14 hours later the ice cube inside the tank is still melting. My mother who is 86 years old used that compressor for 21 years and never once drained the moisture off, said she was not aware that it should be done. The compressor was always set to automatically run when the pressure got low enough, you can only imagine how many times it cycled before the motor gave out.

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Mark Evans

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I would be very cautious about using that tank. That amount of water accumulation plus being in freezing conditions can cause both internal rusting and stress in the metal. Could be a potential bomb when pumped up to pressure.
You’ll have to hydro test the tank, there is an equation to figure the psi to test one, to see if it will pass 200 psi, hydro test to see if it will fail a safe psi test to run at 175 psi or not other than that you’ll have to sonic sound test for thickness on it !!!! I all ways use propane tanks with a wet and dry line bottom vent lines !!!! They are very thick and rated to 1500 psi !
 

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If you decide to get it hydro tested safely and correctly, look for a local fire extinguisher maintenance company. They will test and date stamp faster and cheaper than the welding gas companies. In the PA area Fyr Fyter is popular. The last one I had done was a 30 gallon tank which cost me $20. The welding gas co. wanted $50.
 

Brad McGowan

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If you decide to get it hydro tested safely and correctly, look for a local fire extinguisher maintenance company. They will test and date stamp faster and cheaper than the welding gas companies. In the PA area Fyr Fyter is popular. The last one I had done was a 30 gallon tank which cost me $20. The welding gas co. wanted $50.
That is good to know, I do not know how large a tank the fire extinguisher folks can handle but I will find out. Thanks!
 
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