WetCanvas
Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Channels:
Search for:
in:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > Explore Media > Airbrush
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31   Report Bad Post  
Old 11-11-2005, 09:31 AM
eyeburp eyeburp is offline
A WetCanvas! Patron Saint
Men fear me, women desire me
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 3,417
 
Re: Compressor Reviews!

2 yrs? They claim after 150 hours. I figured on my usage that would be about 6 months. Can I go longer? And if I have the top off to dump out the old stuff can I just add the new oil while the top is off? Squeezing it down that little opening took almost half an hour.
__________________
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye." - Miss Piggy
Reply With Quote
  #32   Report Bad Post  
Old 11-11-2005, 10:41 AM
*~KABOOM! *~KABOOM! is offline
Senior Member
Southeastern MI
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 274
 
Hails from United States
Re: Compressor Reviews!

Eyeburp, I am wondering about your "light flickering" thing. I know most manufacturers specify NOT to use an AC extention cord, or any other devices (power strips, two/three-ways, etc.) between the compressor and the wall outlet. I am assuming this is because they would add an impedence load to the compressor's power supply?
Anyway, if you have a light flickering when your compressor begins to cycle, that is telling me that the circuit you are using, is being overloaded, which may be detetrimental to your compressor over time.
Maybe Ken can jump back in here and shed some light on this?
Reply With Quote
  #33   Report Bad Post  
Old 11-11-2005, 11:17 AM
bray hampton's Avatar
bray hampton bray hampton is offline
Senior Member
northern kentucky
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 458
 
Hails from United States
Re: Compressor Reviews!

If the lights continue to flicker after the compressor is up and running I be more worry about the house wiring I would call an electrican for advise unless someone else got better advised

ray
Reply With Quote
  #34   Report Bad Post  
Old 11-11-2005, 02:10 PM
airbrush_ken airbrush_ken is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,649
 
Re: Compressor Reviews!

Eyeburb,
I know about the manuals..they are refering to 150 hours of the machine actually running... Many companies also say if you put in any oil other than their brand...no warrenty....I found every couple of years was fine with all my machines.

to refill............
I add the oil when the top's off. All these pumps are a bitch to fill. One company told me that after I half filled it...now get this..turn on the machine while you fill it and it will fill it faster...I didn't try it...

My oil stock for Jun air is Red in colour while all the other brands are clear. I've always used their brand of oil in it.

As for the power surge, Larry and Ray are right...Go to your fuse box and see how many amps is on that circut, and check it against your pumps rating. The compressor has quite a power demand to push the pump through the first compression stroke, once it does the power demand drops as it is running.

Ken
Reply With Quote
  #35   Report Bad Post  
Old 11-11-2005, 04:12 PM
eyeburp eyeburp is offline
A WetCanvas! Patron Saint
Men fear me, women desire me
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 3,417
 
Re: Compressor Reviews!

The compressor is plugged directly into the same outlet as the lamp. No extension cords or power strips. It's a very new house. I can switch the lamp to another outlet. The light just flickers when the compressor switches on to refill the tank. Not continuous.
__________________
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye." - Miss Piggy
Reply With Quote
  #36   Report Bad Post  
Old 11-11-2005, 04:13 PM
eyeburp eyeburp is offline
A WetCanvas! Patron Saint
Men fear me, women desire me
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 3,417
 
Re: Compressor Reviews!

Thanks. I'll check the box.
__________________
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye." - Miss Piggy
Reply With Quote
  #37   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-26-2006, 10:29 PM
IndigoRed's Avatar
IndigoRed IndigoRed is offline
Veteran Member
North Carolina
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 764
 
Re: Compressor Reviews!

Quote:
Originally Posted by markd-14
Does anyone have experience with the ABD TC-20T compressor from Airbrush-Depot? They say it's quiet, Iwas wondering if anyone had any experience and also about it reliability

thanx!! mark


Was wondering about this too.

My husband and i keep debating on what way to go. tank or no tank, one that runs til YOU shut it off, or one with an auto shut off....etc etc......

Stephanie
Reply With Quote
  #38   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-26-2006, 11:26 PM
ProfessorGreibowitz ProfessorGreibowitz is offline
A Local Legend
USA
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,404
 
Hails from United States
Re: Compressor Reviews!

I would strongly recommend a tank compressor. You'll not regret it! May be loud for 5 seconds while it refills but then you get total silence for a while. Plus, if you can pay a tad extra they make silent ones but I couldn't recommend any since I own a normal one.


Tim
Reply With Quote
  #39   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-27-2006, 07:59 AM
Penny220's Avatar
Penny220 Penny220 is offline
A Local Legend
Central New York
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 6,445
 
Hails from United States
Re: Compressor Reviews!

There's times I wish I had a silent compressor BUT I can't justify one. My compressor goes on sale at Harbor Freight all the time for $100. Yes I have noise and it's big but it fits under my easel and I only let it run during commerials I can continually spray for a good hour with normal use before I have to wait for another commercial so it's usually silent, even more so than a silent compressor. The other thing is it's more versitile. I can use a die grinder, air eraser, nail gun, car tire, etc. It's the same basic compressor you would want for household use. It's big enough to do anything you want with it but small enough to be portable and if you keep it in a stationary place you can alway build a quiet box around it.

Silent compressors, the smaller ones can't deliver much psi and many stop at 30- 35 psi. To get one that is able to deliver more air you have to pay allot more for it which is where I can't justify owning one. The other thing is mine gets transported and has fallen out of the back of my van. If that happened to a "good" compressor I would have cried. It's still working but it's not pretty, it took the life out of it and it voided the warrenty. When I buy a replacement I'll still be ahead of the game $$$ wise.
__________________
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Jackie Robinson

"No one said it had to be real, but it's got to be something you can reach out and feel" Meatloaf


Reply With Quote
  #40   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-31-2006, 05:04 PM
Arejay's Avatar
Arejay Arejay is offline
Senior Member
Seward, Alaska
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 374
 
Hails from United States
Re: Compressor Reviews!

Here is a pic of my "Binford Tools AC1200". It's actually a Sil-Aire. I bought it around 1995 or so and it has been very reliable and very quiet. Just don't try taking one on an airplane; you can't convince the bozo's that it's not a bomb.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #41   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-31-2006, 09:21 PM
Penny220's Avatar
Penny220 Penny220 is offline
A Local Legend
Central New York
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 6,445
 
Hails from United States
Re: Compressor Reviews!

Binford tools LOL I think Tim must have tooned mine because it died this afternoon.
__________________
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Jackie Robinson

"No one said it had to be real, but it's got to be something you can reach out and feel" Meatloaf


Reply With Quote
  #42   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-01-2006, 02:11 AM
E-normous E-normous is offline
New Member
Edmonton, Alberta
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 10
 
Hails from Canada
Re: Compressor Reviews!

Interesting thought on compressors. I'm looking for one right now and being new to air brushing, I'm not too keen on spending lots of money on one. I think if the compressor were only kicking in once every hour I could live with the noise(not so sure about my wife however) I'd be interested in knowing how often a compressor with a 2, 4, 6 or 8 gallon tank would kick in under steady airbrush use.
__________________
Norm
__________________________________________________
Get the most out of every day! -Danone Yogurt Container
Reply With Quote
  #43   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-01-2006, 07:54 AM
Penny220's Avatar
Penny220 Penny220 is offline
A Local Legend
Central New York
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 6,445
 
Hails from United States
Re: Compressor Reviews!

I unplug my compressor once it's charged so it doesn't kick on until I want it too. 8 gal goes for about an hour. Most compressor have a way of changing where the compressor kicks on and off at. I don't know how but I know it's an easy change.
__________________
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Jackie Robinson

"No one said it had to be real, but it's got to be something you can reach out and feel" Meatloaf


Reply With Quote
  #44   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-11-2006, 12:27 PM
Big_Iwata Big_Iwata is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 16
 
Re: Compressor Reviews!

I started with one of the small "hobby" compressors - 1/8 HP with a 1 liter tank and quickly discovered that I needed more reserve air capacity. I still use this when I will only be working for a short period.

I stepped up to a Porter Cable 2HP, 6 Gal oil-free pancake compressor and I like everything aboutut it except the noise level when running. Like Penny, I let it fill the tank and then shut it off, which gives me a 45 min. air supply @ 30-40 psi. It is powerful enough for general jobs around the house and small spray guns, yet small enough you are not tripping over it.

Specs:
Lubrication
Oil Free
Gauges
2
Quick Couple
1/4" NPT
Weight (Lbs.)
34
Shipping Weight (Lbs.)
39
HP (Run)
0.8 Tank Size Gal.
6 Gal
Amps @115 Volts
10
Max. PSI
150
SCFM Air Delivery @40 PSI
3.7
SCFM Air Delivery @90 PSI
2.6
Pressure Release
YES
Regulator
YES
I also have a Harbor Freight 4.5 HP, 21 gal oil-lubed compressor that I will use for projects that require a larger spray gun or power hungry air tools, Although cosiderably bigger than the Porter, this compressor is actually quieter because it is oil-lubed and you can get them for $150. I will post the specs if anyone is interested.
Reply With Quote
  #45   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-11-2006, 01:52 PM
DepecheMode's Avatar
DepecheMode DepecheMode is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 452
 
Re: Compressor Reviews!

Paul.. big fan of you work here man.
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:45 AM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.