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Technical My Compressor Setup

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Wewekokowe, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. Wewekokowe

    Wewekokowe Busy Member

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    Instead of hijacking other peoples threads I decided to add some photos and will explain how i use this and where i got the components from etc. pcp charging setup.png
     
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    This setup has served me well (1 year in use/experience)

    1. it is a Tuxing style setup with enhanced water jacket.
    2. still had to swap/modify the push in quick water hose fittings as they had narrow bore restriction in them. went with threaded elbows i think it is 10mmx1mm thread(needs double-checking)
    3. upgraded the original aquarium recirculating pump to 1500L/hour model, i would go for more now if i did it again
    4. the trick is to keep it cool if possible under 50C all the time, in winter i used to stop when the head reached 45C (even better)
    5. do not overfill the vane with oil, just under the red dot
    6. take many 5min stops to dump the condense water
    7. never start the pump when the output is pressurized
    i prefer the manual unit (no auto switch off), less things to go wrong. it still has a burst disk (who knows if it works though) loo
     
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    I find these set ups fascinating but I’m still yet to develop the confidence to go down this route
     
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    Can you please show me a pic of the oil level red dot thing please?
     
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    it is loud but when you think about it the pump itself has small volumes, especially on the high pressure side so if it fails not much can go wrong.
    on the other side it is your responsibility to make sure the recipient -the container you are pumping up will take the pressure.

    also it is a smelly business when you dump the condense there is slight oil mist in it as it dumps the trapped oil and water from the inline filter too backwards when i open the dump valves.

    these move quite a lot of air, not like the Nomads or so, those are small small volumes only.

    Even these would struggle to pump up full cylinders. i do it but exceptionally only, a 3L diving buddy cylinder is best in my opinion.
    does not take long as relatively small volume and you can do it ofte if you have to.
    Do not go over 220bar, too much stress.
     
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    Hi Marky-Boy, when you look at the visor/front the round screen has a dot in the middle, oil level just barely touching the bottom of the dot.


    that oil seems to have 220C flash point as per data sheet
    http://tdc.ge/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/1_Corena_S2_P_100.pdf

    I am using currently LVO200 ester oil with 240C flash point but it is pricey
    https://www.leyboldproducts.us/media/pdf/6e/6b/b2/SDS_LVO_200_EN57d727d020379.pdf
     
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    Thanks for sharing the set up, there’s been a lot of threads lately on this type of thing.

    Personally I prefer an all in one setup which is more compact - but as long as it works it’s good :D
     
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    i might get a nomad just to fill my gun
     
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    The black in line filter is OK, larger would add too much to the dead space you have to pump up and does not go into the scuba cylinder, so i would not recommend to get those yellow/golden larger inline filters.

    this is actually a mobile unit too not too heavy, of cource it is for mains power only.
    I chucked the original water hoses, and changed it to some more stretchy flexible stuff also sligly larger diameter.

    ice definitely helps in the bucket.
     
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    Yes when you are operating it it needs full attention, quite a many steps procedure. Definitely not something that one would just push a button and walk away. Probably my garage roof would lift off if i did it that way lol


    if you are comfortable changing a spare tire or oil on your car, probably you can operate this OK
     
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    Thank you mine is filled to the top of that sight class and has been running fine
    How often do you change the oil mate?
     
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    water pump.png
    finally this is the 1500L/hour pump. i would not go any lower than 1500 really
     
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    The first time I changed oil after a single use because the chinese had some nasty stuff in it (probably some standard oil or it was filled with preservative??) so it was dieseling and it mucked up the reed valve on the top. The high pressure check valve inside the fitting right under the manometer, it was black inside.

    My air intake port filter/on some models there is silencer sintered porous metal muffler mine is just plastic and paper cheap was swimming in oil upon arrival i think during shipping they turned it upside down lol
    Edit: it was not on the first day use, the second it was not building up pressure. it worked ever since i swapped the oil and cleared out the muck

    i have changed oil one more time only. I use it what ones in 2-3 months only?
    it is better to fill low pressures. It will live longer.

    I think if you run it one hour first time to 300bar it dies on you DAY1
    if your oil is turning black really quickly either it is
    the wrong oil i.e. dieseling or you running it really too long/hot.
     
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    Marky Boy probably your guns are swimming in oil, at least they will not rust lol

    you will be fine, but dont fill to 300bar, keep that partial O2 pressure low.
     
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    I have three filters in-line and I inspect regularly
    I use,
    Premium Grade 3A Molecular Sieve Desiccant.
    Silica gel desiccant self indicating.
    And Cotton and Foam filters in the Mix
    Always clean and no signs of oil or water
     

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