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Old 04-19-2005, 23:01   #1 (permalink)
Jason
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Who has an Air compressor and why?

Trying to prove a point to Wound Up.

Who here has an air compressor. Obviously most of you like myself bought it
out of shear need to want to run and have faster tools and such and not have
to ask their buddy to borrow theirs. So if you all would please just drop a
note to reassure WU if he intends to keep working on this cars this is a
universal investment as it's used for more than just autowork. I've painted
with it and inflated things that car buffs would shake there heads at. You
can blow out sprinklers with it in the cold country, make a potato launcher
and clean out dust bunnies under the bed.

I bought mine cause it was a bitchin sale and I was sick of swinging by my
buddies to use his dad's. Plus it was the good excuse to buy all the tools I
really wanted. And I count the $.25 value everytime I air something up, I'm
nearly 1/2 way for it paying for itself on that alone.

>>Jason


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Old 04-20-2005, 02:01   #2 (permalink)
Merc
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Re: Who has an Air compressor and why?

Its a must have - I don't do any autobody work with mine at all. Strictly
mechanical. Couldn't imagine not having one. Swapping from my winter to
summer tires would take all day!


Merc
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"Jason" <Jason@NoOneHome.net> wrote in message
news:Mul9e.1134$pk5.172@fed1read02...
> Trying to prove a point to Wound Up.
>
> Who here has an air compressor. Obviously most of you like myself bought

it
> out of shear need to want to run and have faster tools and such and not

have
> to ask their buddy to borrow theirs. So if you all would please just drop

a
> note to reassure WU if he intends to keep working on this cars this is a
> universal investment as it's used for more than just autowork. I've

painted
> with it and inflated things that car buffs would shake there heads at. You
> can blow out sprinklers with it in the cold country, make a potato

launcher
> and clean out dust bunnies under the bed.
>
> I bought mine cause it was a bitchin sale and I was sick of swinging by my
> buddies to use his dad's. Plus it was the good excuse to buy all the tools

I
> really wanted. And I count the $.25 value everytime I air something up,

I'm
> nearly 1/2 way for it paying for itself on that alone.
>
> >>Jason

>
> TS # 47
>
>



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Old 04-20-2005, 03:01   #3 (permalink)
dmarcus714.spammersburninhell@yahoo.com
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Re: Who has an Air compressor and why?

On Tue, 19 Apr 2005 22:10:13 -0700, "Jason" <Jason@NoOneHome.net> wrote:

>Trying to prove a point to Wound Up.
>
>Who here has an air compressor. Obviously most of you like myself bought it
>out of shear need to want to run and have faster tools and such and not have
>to ask their buddy to borrow theirs. So if you all would please just drop a
>note to reassure WU if he intends to keep working on this cars this is a
>universal investment as it's used for more than just autowork. I've painted
>with it and inflated things that car buffs would shake there heads at. You
>can blow out sprinklers with it in the cold country, make a potato launcher
>and clean out dust bunnies under the bed.
>
>I bought mine cause it was a bitchin sale and I was sick of swinging by my
>buddies to use his dad's. Plus it was the good excuse to buy all the tools I
>really wanted. And I count the $.25 value everytime I air something up, I'm
>nearly 1/2 way for it paying for itself on that alone.
>
>>>Jason

>
>TS # 47
>


Oh, absolutely buy an air compressor. Make sure it's of sufficient capacity to
run the tools you want to run - nobody EVER wishes for a smaller rig. I had to
part with mine (the current job market forced me to move into a smaller place
where I don't have room for much of the stuff I used to have) and I miss my
compressor dearly. I still have my tools, and one day I'll use 'em again, but
I find I do less auto work than I normally would, simply because I can't get
as much done by hand.

Incidentally, a good place to score a good used air compressor is telephone
company auctions. Most of their vans are equipped with generator sets AND
fairly decent air compressors. 117 volts AC and 120PSI available anywhere
you can drive the van, and usually the equipment is pretty-well cared for. A
buddy of mine scored an '85 Dodge Van from Ma Bell a few years ago. The
van was in fairly good shape (for a Dodge, I mean) and had a solid 360 V8,
air compressor, generator set, and a forced-ventilation system (you know, those
big honking flexible tubes you see snaking into the manholes....excuse me,
'person'holes. A nice bonus is those forced-ventilation systems can also supply
WARM air - nice for drying up a wet work area, or on a cold November day
when working on something outdoors! My friend scored his in 1996 for $2100
I think, and though the van suffered a transmission hemorrhage last year, he
still has the compressor and generator set in his garage. I'd say he got his
money's worth.

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Old 04-20-2005, 05:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Who has an Air compressor and why?

I have one and a half. Carl gave me the half. Thanks, Carl!

All air tools make a cool noise. Also, be sure to get one that has a slow
leak. When you are laying under your car wrenching late at night it's easy
to fall asleep. When the pressure bleeds off enough to kick the compressor
on it wakes you up. That's handy. Compressors are also good for using air
ratchets, die grinders, impact wrenches, air hammers, cutoff wheels,
sanders, and drills. Tire inflation, painting, blowing dust off of things,
terrorizing pets, and inflating sports balls is much easier too. Have you
ever tried to remove 429 head bolts that have been torqued to 140 lbs/ft for
the last 35 years by hand? They can be a bitch, and there are 20 of them.
It's damn near impossible if the engine is on a wheeled stand without an
impact wrench. Did I mention air tools make a cool noise?
Get one.


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Old 04-20-2005, 10:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Who has an Air compressor and why?

"Jason" <Jason@NoOneHome.net> wrote in
news:Mul9e.1134$pk5.172@fed1read02:

> Trying to prove a point to Wound Up.
>
> Who here has an air compressor. Obviously most of you like myself
> bought it out of shear need to want to run and have faster tools and
> such and not have to ask their buddy to borrow theirs. So if you all
> would please just drop a note to reassure WU if he intends to keep
> working on this cars this is a universal investment as it's used for
> more than just autowork. I've painted with it and inflated things that
> car buffs would shake there heads at. You can blow out sprinklers with
> it in the cold country, make a potato launcher and clean out dust
> bunnies under the bed.
>
> I bought mine cause it was a bitchin sale and I was sick of swinging
> by my buddies to use his dad's. Plus it was the good excuse to buy all
> the tools I really wanted. And I count the $.25 value everytime I air
> something up, I'm nearly 1/2 way for it paying for itself on that
> alone.
>
>>>Jason

>
> TS # 47
>
>


ok I must say I was a mech for 10 years, but I have 3 air compressors.
One for the shop, one for the shed, one for at the folks, and one for the
car just to blow up tires on the road. I could not function with out air
pressure. I also have a tank made out of a old 100lb LP tank that is one
big portable tank, for filling tires or runnning air wrenches out in the
field. KB (remember no one truely lives with out air)

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Old 04-20-2005, 14:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Who has an Air compressor and why?

Got AIR? Oh yeah...
If you run race rubber, an absolute must.('Cuz the bastids leak - especially
Goodyears. The sidewalls are porous.....)
I have a hand tire machine (Coats Iron Tireman, by the Jesus!), so I can
handily mount slicks on 15 x 15 rims - or throw another "sneaker" on my
shitbox ol' driver.
Not to mention the ability to keep tires in the "fleet" properly inflated
(buy a real good tire guage - you'll never regret it!)
And compressed air is the best way to clean yer toaster!
"Jason" <Jason@NoOneHome.net> wrote in message
news:Mul9e.1134$pk5.172@fed1read02...
> Trying to prove a point to Wound Up.
>
> Who here has an air compressor. Obviously most of you like myself bought

it
> out of shear need to want to run and have faster tools and such and not

have
> to ask their buddy to borrow theirs. So if you all would please just drop

a
> note to reassure WU if he intends to keep working on this cars this is a
> universal investment as it's used for more than just autowork. I've

painted
> with it and inflated things that car buffs would shake there heads at. You
> can blow out sprinklers with it in the cold country, make a potato

launcher
> and clean out dust bunnies under the bed.
>
> I bought mine cause it was a bitchin sale and I was sick of swinging by my
> buddies to use his dad's. Plus it was the good excuse to buy all the tools

I
> really wanted. And I count the $.25 value everytime I air something up,

I'm
> nearly 1/2 way for it paying for itself on that alone.
>
> >>Jason

>
> TS # 47
>
>



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Old 04-20-2005, 16:01   #7 (permalink)
STUK
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Re: Who has an Air compressor and why?

Is that a rhetorical question?

I have a CH 26 gallon 5hp upright. If you play with cars you'll eventually
want a compressor. The added bonus is I've got an air nailer that kicks ass
for trim work. The wife wants to paint some wicker furniture so it was real
easy getting a spray gun kit too. I also need to charge up the water
pressure tank for the hose and I can keep an air pig charged to 80 psi all
the time for emergencies.
I have a manual tire changer too so I can do the whole tire swap thing if I
need to. StuK

ThunderSnake #11


"Jason" <Jason@NoOneHome.net> wrote in message
news:Mul9e.1134$pk5.172@fed1read02...
> Trying to prove a point to Wound Up.
>
> Who here has an air compressor. Obviously most of you like myself bought
> it
> out of shear need to want to run and have faster tools and such and not
> have
> to ask their buddy to borrow theirs. So if you all would please just drop
> a
> note to reassure WU if he intends to keep working on this cars this is a
> universal investment as it's used for more than just autowork. I've
> painted
> with it and inflated things that car buffs would shake there heads at. You
> can blow out sprinklers with it in the cold country, make a potato
> launcher
> and clean out dust bunnies under the bed.
>
> I bought mine cause it was a bitchin sale and I was sick of swinging by my
> buddies to use his dad's. Plus it was the good excuse to buy all the tools
> I
> really wanted. And I count the $.25 value everytime I air something up,
> I'm
> nearly 1/2 way for it paying for itself on that alone.
>
>>>Jason

>
> TS # 47
>
>



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Old 04-20-2005, 16:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Who has an Air compressor and why?

Did I mention air tools make a cool noise? StuK

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"STUK" <BLOODYBRIGAND@TREBEK.COM> wrote in message
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> Is that a rhetorical question?
>
> I have a CH 26 gallon 5hp upright. If you play with cars you'll eventually
> want a compressor. The added bonus is I've got an air nailer that kicks
> ass for trim work. The wife wants to paint some wicker furniture so it was
> real easy getting a spray gun kit too. I also need to charge up the water
> pressure tank for the hose and I can keep an air pig charged to 80 psi all
> the time for emergencies.
> I have a manual tire changer too so I can do the whole tire swap thing if
> I need to. StuK
>
> ThunderSnake #11
>
>
> "Jason" <Jason@NoOneHome.net> wrote in message
> news:Mul9e.1134$pk5.172@fed1read02...
>> Trying to prove a point to Wound Up.
>>
>> Who here has an air compressor. Obviously most of you like myself bought
>> it
>> out of shear need to want to run and have faster tools and such and not
>> have
>> to ask their buddy to borrow theirs. So if you all would please just drop
>> a
>> note to reassure WU if he intends to keep working on this cars this is a
>> universal investment as it's used for more than just autowork. I've
>> painted
>> with it and inflated things that car buffs would shake there heads at.
>> You
>> can blow out sprinklers with it in the cold country, make a potato
>> launcher
>> and clean out dust bunnies under the bed.
>>
>> I bought mine cause it was a bitchin sale and I was sick of swinging by
>> my
>> buddies to use his dad's. Plus it was the good excuse to buy all the
>> tools I
>> really wanted. And I count the $.25 value everytime I air something up,
>> I'm
>> nearly 1/2 way for it paying for itself on that alone.
>>
>>>>Jason

>>
>> TS # 47
>>
>>

>
>



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Old 04-20-2005, 19:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Who has an Air compressor and why?

you are welcome for the 1/2. as you can see from my mess i need to get
rid of the excess as i dont quite have the storage i probably need. i
should have built the garage about 8' deeper

Nosey wrote:
> I have one and a half. Carl gave me the half. Thanks, Carl!
>
> All air tools make a cool noise. Also, be sure to get one that has a slow
> leak. When you are laying under your car wrenching late at night it's easy
> to fall asleep. When the pressure bleeds off enough to kick the compressor
> on it wakes you up. That's handy. Compressors are also good for using air
> ratchets, die grinders, impact wrenches, air hammers, cutoff wheels,
> sanders, and drills. Tire inflation, painting, blowing dust off of things,
> terrorizing pets, and inflating sports balls is much easier too. Have you
> ever tried to remove 429 head bolts that have been torqued to 140 lbs/ft for
> the last 35 years by hand? They can be a bitch, and there are 20 of them.
> It's damn near impossible if the engine is on a wheeled stand without an
> impact wrench. Did I mention air tools make a cool noise?
> Get one.
>
>

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Old 04-20-2005, 19:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Who has an Air compressor and why?

Jason wrote:
> Trying to prove a point to Wound Up.
>
> Who here has an air compressor. Obviously most of you like myself
> bought it out of shear need to want to run and have faster tools and
> such and not have to ask their buddy to borrow theirs. So if you all
> would please just drop a note to reassure WU if he intends to keep
> working on this cars this is a universal investment as it's used for
> more than just autowork. I've painted with it and inflated things
> that car buffs would shake there heads at. You can blow out
> sprinklers with it in the cold country, make a potato launcher and
> clean out dust bunnies under the bed.
>
> I bought mine cause it was a bitchin sale and I was sick of swinging
> by my buddies to use his dad's. Plus it was the good excuse to buy
> all the tools I really wanted. And I count the $.25 value everytime I
> air something up, I'm nearly 1/2 way for it paying for itself on that
> alone.
>
>>> Jason

>
> TS # 47



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