aircompresser question

and clean, dry compressed air.

Moderator: Hub

Postby Yamaha236 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:53 am

Hey hub! I am also looking at the same compressor that gkspotrster is looking at. The IR 5 horse 60 gallon. I noticed that it is only a single stage compressor. I am wanting it for my garage for sanding, grinding, priming and small paint work. Nothing major, no completes. I was just wondering if this one would be a good compressor if at a later date I moved to a bigger shop and could do a complete? Or be a full use compressor for a full service body shop with two guys working.
Dave 236
Yamaha236
LPH-50
 
Posts: 85
Joined: Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:03 am
Location: Hutchinson, KS

BIG ENOUGH ???

Postby Hub » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:05 am

Hey Dave,
If you won't need pressures greater than 125 PSI a single stage compressor will serve you well. Single stage compressors run cooler than two stage compressors. Just to make sure, what is the stated ACFM and at what PSI ?

Whoops - I about forgot ! Dave for every thousand feet above sea level compressors are three (3) percent less efficient So if you live in Denver a two stage would be recommended
Cheers,
User avatar
Hub
Air Authority
 
Posts: 2574
Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:50 pm

Postby Yamaha236 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:13 am

Hub, the acfm is 18 @90psi

Here in hutchinson Ks the elevation is around 1500 feet.
Dave 236
Yamaha236
LPH-50
 
Posts: 85
Joined: Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:03 am
Location: Hutchinson, KS

Compressor

Postby Hub » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:11 am

Hey Dave,
That fits the high end CFM per horse power rating.
18 CFM @ 90 PSI will be more than adequate for the work load you discribed.
Piped properly it will serve you well.
Cheers,
"HUB" :)
User avatar
Hub
Air Authority
 
Posts: 2574
Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:50 pm

Postby jcclark » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:31 pm

Yamaha236 wrote: I was just wondering if this one would be a good compressor if at a later date I moved to a bigger shop and could do a complete? Or be a full use compressor for a full service body shop with two guys working.


No way will that keep up with 2 guys working.
One air sander will take most all the air that compressor can put out,
and it will cause it to run almost continuously, which will
give you heat and moisture problems. 8)
JCCLARK
jcclark
LPH-50
 
Posts: 103
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:42 pm
Location: Louisville, KY.

CFM

Postby Wilson T Hall » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:33 am

I have two small shops two employees in each we have similar compressors and we have plenty of air. Your air sanders must be knock offs that use a lot more air our Hutchins use less than 10cfm under full load.
WTH
Wilson T Hall
LPH-50
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:48 pm
Location: Montana

NOT LARGE ENOUGH

Postby Hub » Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:48 pm

Hey Jim,
An adequate compressed air supply is important and in my opinion thats what dave236 will have based on the compressor and work load he discribed.
Respectfully Yours,
"HUB" :)
User avatar
Hub
Air Authority
 
Posts: 2574
Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:50 pm

Re: Compressor

Postby jcclark » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:35 pm

Hub wrote:Hey Dave,
That fits the high end CFM per horse power rating.
18 CFM @ 90 PSI will be more than adequate for the work load you discribed.
Piped properly it will serve you well.
Cheers,
"HUB" :)


How can that handle two people useing air sanders?
One sander will pull around 15 cfm.
My compressor puts out the same amount, and it runs most the time
when sanding. That's just for me, one person, he said for two.
JCCLARK
jcclark
LPH-50
 
Posts: 103
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:42 pm
Location: Louisville, KY.

UNDERAIRED

Postby Hub » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:15 am

Via this post lets ask Wilson to give us a little more detail on his/her air system and the air tools they use. Then you can compare it to your set up.
Cheers,
"HUB" :)
User avatar
Hub
Air Authority
 
Posts: 2574
Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:50 pm

Postby jcclark » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:09 pm

Yamaha236 wrote: Or be a full use compressor for a full service body shop with two guys working.


18 CFM @ 90 PSI? "Full service body shop"?? No Way. :roll:
JCCLARK
jcclark
LPH-50
 
Posts: 103
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:42 pm
Location: Louisville, KY.

ENOUGH

Postby Wilson T Hall » Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:08 am

Thanks but no thanks i am not interested in getting into a p---------contest.
W
Wilson T Hall
LPH-50
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:48 pm
Location: Montana

Postby jcclark » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:34 pm

Contest? What contest?
This is simple math, can't anyone add anymore?
A 6 yr old could do it.

Compressor = 18cfm@90

one air sander = 15cfm@90

That only leaves 3cfm for guy #2

How can this be so hard to understand. :?:
JCCLARK
jcclark
LPH-50
 
Posts: 103
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:42 pm
Location: Louisville, KY.

Leave it there

Postby Hub » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:10 am

Okay JC,
Lets leave it there!

'HUB"
User avatar
Hub
Air Authority
 
Posts: 2574
Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:50 pm

Previous

Return to Air compressors

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest