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2nd floor bathroom causing leak in 1st floor ceiling?

Long story... My wife wakes me up to tell me there is a dripping coming from the ceiling of our 1st floor (directly below the upstairs bathroom). I immediately shut off the main water line. The...
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I wouldn't consider drilling a hole in a high...

I wouldn't consider drilling a hole in a high pressure tank. Those openings on all my equipment are seriously reinforced. I'd be very nervous in the integrity of the tank if I drilled a hole in it....
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I don't have a 2nd tank, but my automatic...

I don't have a 2nd tank, but my automatic screenprinting press does have about 30gal. reservoir(?) in it's tubular frame. I do have a regulator between the tank and the press that drops the pressure...
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A bad valve could easily cause the blow-thru. I...

A bad valve could easily cause the blow-thru. I don't know. I'm hoping you're right. Oil buildup is (in my opinion) not a good sign.
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Finding oil on valves on a compressor is never a...

Finding oil on valves on a compressor is never a good thing, in my opinion. Hopefully you just need to replace a valve plate.

(But in all honesty, I'm guessing rings. Where else would the oil be...
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Thanks... and again thanks (to you both) for the...

Thanks... and again thanks (to you both) for the suggestions/feedback. I used it for real today.

From this experience all I can say is "if you think your compressor might need some service,...
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Final followup...

maybe?

The manufacturer fused the cylinder head to the valve plates for the replacement parts. Unfortunately that throws the length of the discharge tube off by about 1/8th inch. I stressed the...
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Finally got to it...

Cylinder walls look really good. Valve plate had a crack in the high-compression cylinder. Intercooler tube has a few leaks in it. Discharge tube fitting was also cracked. I'm losing pressure...
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That's what symptoms I saw developing. It was the...

That's what symptoms I saw developing. It was the pump that was failing. Not the motor driving it.
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I actually intend to perform a high-quality...

I actually intend to perform a high-quality repair job, so I'm trying to postpone the ring job until it can be done properly. I need to find a reliable shop that has the equipment to hone the...
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Okay.

The rebuild kit I purchased included a new cylinder/crankcase o-ring and piston rings. Let's say I only replace the cylinder head assembly and seals (assuming the cylinder walls and piston rings look...
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Funny...

I just bought 2 hose clamps. I think I might be able to pull this off. (or not)
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It's a 25 cfm pump. The rebuild kit costs $360,...

It's a 25 cfm pump. The rebuild kit costs $360, which I can barely afford. The pump cost about $1,200, which I don't currently have. :(
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The valve plate is shot. It's leaking alot around the high compression cylinder.

Rebuild kit includes piston rings as well as all the necessary gaskets to replace all the old ones. It also has the most important valve plate that I really need.
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Here's my pick.

I had a (irregularly) bad coil on a JD 277 and it drove me nuts. It would run (barely) when it kicked off and run fine when it worked.
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Anyone here ever rebuild a 2-stage air compressor pump?

I never have, but apparently I'll be doing it in a couple of days. Any advice on accomplishing this in a day? I have a ton of tools, but no ring sleeve(s).

My plan is to remove the pump from the...
08-22-08, 12:07 AM
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I'm going to give siding a go. I hope I factored...

I'm going to give siding a go. I hope I factored in all the trim I need. Since I'm replacing the siding, should I also replace the (panel) insulation and put down a moisture-guard before I replace...
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Disposing of a 40" tube TV?

No one wants to pick it up. Our garbage service says they'll haul it away if the tube is destroyed.

What would it take to bashed the screen/tube? Could I cover the screen with duct tape and hit...
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laymans thoughts...

I looked at the pressure switch on the steel tank. It is mounted pretty high up (within 10 inches of the top of a 5' tank). The tank is totally water logged. Should the air level be below the switch?...
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Water logged tank (tech. issue)

Background: I have a house that had additional water demands added 10 years ago. The well production is very low (a little over 5 gallons/minute if I recall correctly) and it cannot handle 2...
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GregH and Markiz, Thanks for all the...

GregH and Markiz,

Thanks for all the support!

I've learned alot and am happy to know that my compressor situation is pretty good overall.

I haven't been keeping the oil level quite high...
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We have a couple of components that leak a little...

We have a couple of components that leak a little air, so it cycles for the same 1:35 every couple of hours. If we shutdown the press totally, I doubt the compressor would run more than once during a...
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Pretty much nothing. ;) (I don't think I...

Pretty much nothing. ;) (I don't think I understand what "no load" means.)
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A filter also regulates the maximum speed the...

A filter also regulates the maximum speed the motor may obtain. Without a filter the motor might burn up. No resistance on a motor is a bad thing.
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Help on air compressor recycling times please

Sorry, but I'm obsessed by this subject.

I've been timing the cycles of the compressor, and at a full load it runs for 1.5 minutes and is idle for 3 minutes. I have my equipment regulated at 110...
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