A quiet compressor,,, say it's not so.


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Old 05-13-03, 05:31 AM
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Question A quiet compressor,,, say it's not so.

I just bought a new Campbell 5hp, 115v (220v) 26 gal air, cast iron compressor. I was shocked to hear how quiet it ran. The older models are not this quiet. I could actually stand 2 feet from it and talk to someone in a normal voice. I mean to tell you that it is many times quieter than what I am used to. The unit does not appear to have any special mufflers or quiet design features. Am I crazy, or has anyone else experienced this sound reduction with a new compressor?

I have owned other compressors, and still own several styles of electric compressors and I can hardly believe my ears. I recently owned a similar 20 gal model, but it was an oilless model, and sounded like a jackhammer in the garage. Maybe I am just confused between the two, but I can talk normally right next to this new one. Can anyone agree or disagree?
 
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Old 05-13-03, 05:58 AM
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Lugnut;

Are you sure the belt didn't fall off?

Considering what technology can do it's about time.
Some of the import wall mounted a/c's are going that way.
 
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Old 05-13-03, 10:40 AM
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Yup, newer ones are quiet.

Oilless ones by nature are noise makers. They have to run at higher RPMs to put out the "same" output as their oil lubed conterparts.
 
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All of my compressors have been located out side. Even if they were quite enough to bring inside I don’t think I would.
 
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Old 05-14-03, 05:36 PM
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Mine is outside as well, along with my soon to be outside shopvac.
 
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I have a coleman 30gallon and it's loud as hell=) My buddy has a 26gallon craftsman and the darn thing is so quiet! So that got me to thinking- I'm going to upgrade my motor and buy a new oiled lubed pump.

Is your's a dual stage or single? What's the cfm rating on it?
 
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Old 11-12-07, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by WeldGod View Post
All of my compressors have been located out side. Even if they were quite enough to bring inside I don’t think I would.
You can get away with this in Texas, if it is kept cool and dry.
The so-called "noise" means diddly to me; I want performance and durability.
The el-cheapo unit I bought from Big Lots 3 years ago yields some performance but nigh zero reliability/durability.
Now I am interested in one from Harbor Freight ( 13 CFM @90 psi, 29 gallon, $325)..
 

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