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Old 06-29-02, 10:09 PM
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I would like to know where a guy gets one of those 5 hp 110 volt air compressors?
 
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Old 06-30-02, 07:24 AM
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Almost any large hardware store or auto parts store will have them in stock or can order one in for you.

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Old 06-30-02, 10:38 AM
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Lets see,,, at about 12 amps per HP,,, we need a 75 amp single pole breaker for that,,, where might we get one of those then?
 
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Old 06-30-02, 10:41 AM
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sberry27, what are you getting at? Do you really want such a compressor, or are you just trying to make fun of somebody? Did somebody in a post on another thread refer to such a compressor? It sounds like you already knew the answer to your question.
 
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Old 06-30-02, 10:49 AM
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I was just curious how the manafacturers ever got away with rating equipment like that. It is certainly misleading next to an outright lie for advertising sake. I certainly would like to see more light shed on realistic ratings. I tend to tell friends that almost any tool or appliance they can plug in the wall will have about a horse and a 1/4,, aprox. The NEC is very meticulous about wiring codes,,, who lets this slide by? UL maybe?
 
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sberry27, can you provide us some context? Where have you seen such manufacturer's claims? What manufacturer?
 
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Old 06-30-02, 02:32 PM
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Claims,,??? Have you walked thru home depot or sears,,, every shop vac is 5 hp,, just like the guy said,,, 5 hp air compressor,,, I seen a weed wacker, electric the other day,, 2 1/2 hp I realize they let them rate that stuff locked rotor,,, but it is really deceptive none the less.
 
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Old 06-30-02, 04:31 PM
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Some of the motors especially the series AC motors youd find in drills and weedeaters can make horsepower mathematically through more RPM.
 
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Old 07-01-02, 04:23 PM
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The "inflation" of horsepower values by appliance manufactures is the reason that Exception #3 to 430.6(A)(1) exists.
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