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Chinese Compressors...connecting Up

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Lev Levvin, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. Lee-G

    Lee-G Engaging Member

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    It’s a pity there are no aftermarket upgrades with bearings in the cranks for the cheap Chinese compressors
     
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    They are what they are.. Cheap and cheerful..
    Run it into the ground then get a new one.

    Mike
     
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    That's exactly what I thought when I saw the video comparison after (!) I had already bought mine. I have a Nomad II for gun-direct refills but I will be hammering the cheap Chinese pump until it fails, then buy a new one with the knowledge gained from the use of the first one.

    That said I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this extremely valuable thread, which has saved me so much time effort and money.
     
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    And words of wisdom, dont operate the compressor with your fingers, become a clever dick :D:facepalm:
     
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    From a personal point of view, mine has been reliable so far, paid for itself, and saved me the hassle of taking it back and forth from the dive shop which basically wastes a couple of hours i cannot afford to lose.
    Setting up one of these takes no more than 10-15mins and filling takes about the same amount of time, and I can get on with other jobs while it's filling.
    So doesn't feel wasted and I can have a cuppa in my own space:coffee:.

    If it dies in the near future, I'll quite happily buy another, as it has done exactly what I wanted... :up:
     
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  6. sagalout

    sagalout Roll on January 2nd

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    Being a new owner all I can say is I am very happy with my purchase decision, time will tell on reliability, but if it last a year I am quids in.
     
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    Again, fairly new owner.

    im glad about this thread. It was started as I needed to fill my tanks.

    if I had believed all the doom and gloom that’s been circulated, I would not even be filling a rifle, let alone my tanks.

    common sense, follow the tips and it’s a safe, easy to do task

    Well done guys for all the tips and help
     
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    PW1 Shooting the breeze.

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    That really is a rip off.

    I know it is more money than on eBay, but at least they supply oil and a full UK back up, obviously anyone selling these have to make a profit, but unlike the first one, this one is not that bad.

    Regards
    Peter
     
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    That's a very kind offer:thumb:

    I do, however, have a 'China' setup in the workshop:up:

    Living in remote areas does, mostly, have advantages. Occasionally, however, the odd drawback does present itself:eek:

    That drawback, as was, being the need to fill the recently purchased air cylinder:(

    The advantage, now, is that I can fill said cylinder as and when required:)
     
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    Same company, same compressor on eBay for £299.99 - £80 pound cheaper, wonder how they explain that one ?
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300Bar-P...963909&hash=item286c753bc6:g:aoAAAOSwUjVcNLQl

    Mike
     
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    I noticed on the other thread on compressor comparison on airgun101, I noticed that most are Chinese made, one was selling for hundreds but was virtually the same compressor hidden in a casing and a small (tiny) coolant tank attached.
    I prefer the bucket method myself.
    Also the ebay job filled faster than most of the others!
    No brainer in my eyes.
     
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    Just gone for a second filter
    As the saying goes, would you trust a Chinese condom, if in doubt, use two :D
    £12.99 from a uk ebay seller, so all good
     
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    Gutted that I didn't see that when I was buying :(.

    I have found those little blue filters to be brilliant at removing the bulk of the oil and damp before the main filters and as a confidence thing that no charcoal dust is getting out of the big filters. The tampax in the little blue ones is robust and easy to wash out.
     
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    Looking at your idea, u-bend with two filters, should act as an oil trap.

    But if you think a little blue one is needed, I might add one on the compressor outlet. Or as a final stage to remove particle dust.

    more to overload my tiny mind with
     
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    sagalout Roll on January 2nd

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    I stripped it all down last night for a checl and nothing has made it past the first blue (caught most on it's own) and supplied filter (small amount of staining on the front. Pretty happy that everything is getting trapped early on.
     
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    A suggested filter layout using a cotton pre-filter, a charcoal filter followed by a dessicant filter:
    Filters.jpg
    Mike
     
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