Hydrovane 5

  1. Mick Annick

    Mick Annick Member

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    My brother in law has offered me his Hydrovane 5, has said it’s mine for whatever I think it’s worth, he just wants rid as he has no storage space (my dad’s storing to for him) and not likely to need again. It runs OK but has some oil leaking - I know no more at the mo as it’s in the UK and I’m in France, should I take it?

    Other than inflating tyres and rearranging the dust in the workshop I don’t need it, but I could then buy a few air tools...

    Apologies for the title typo...
     
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  2. Wonderweaver

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    Aye take it ,you could use it for lots of stuff.
     
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  3. armalites Member

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    If you are only going to run it up to pressure for pumping tyres on the odd occasion then a Hydrovane probably isn't what you need. They really need to be run up hot enough to disperse any moisture or you will end up with problems.

    The big beauty of them is the noise, they are way quieter than a piston compressor. I think my Henry vacuum make more noise than my HV502 which is basically a 2800rpm Hydrovane 5. You can have them running continuously with no issues.
     
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  4. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask. Same rules for everyone

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    GRAB IT.

    You will soon learn how useful they are.
     
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  5. julianthegypsy Member

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    Ooooooh, a near silent compressor! *swoons*. I'd be on my way to collect it yesterday...
     
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  6. Bullet2012

    Bullet2012 Forum Supporter

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    I am 1/2 an hour ahead of you :laughing:
     
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  7. rikrobson

    rikrobson Member

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    Who ever worried about need. You WANT IT
     
  8. armalites Member

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    :clapping: "I don't need it" is never an acceptable excuse for not buying a tool
     
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  9. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask. Same rules for everyone

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    IT IS FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. Ruffian Member

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    I would love to upgrade to a hydro vane.

    But usually sell for silly money.
    Same as said above, as soon as you have it, you will wonder how you ever got by without it.
     
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  11. armalites Member

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    He never said it was free?
     
  12. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask. Same rules for everyone

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    The OP didn't say if it would cost.
     
  13. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    It doesn't say free, but it is liable to be at, a heavy relatives discount, Seems like a no brainer, Grab it.
     
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  14. armalites Member

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    He did

    Unless he is going stiff his own brother in law

     
  15. Mick Annick

    Mick Annick Member

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    He said to just take it, only said give him a bit of beer money after I pressed him.

    I’ll go and get it :)
     
  16. armalites Member

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    Result

    That's you ruined now, getting a Hydrovane as your first compressor :clapping:
     
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  17. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    give him 32 quid it will get him a gallon of beer :laughing:
     
  18. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    Must be cheap beer where you are :drunk:
     
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  19. Ruffian Member

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    Really?! Either he has utterly no use for it, (and really likes you) or has forgotten how much they can be worth.

    Usually hydrovanes sell for 500+.
    If I was you a couple of decent slabs of beer would be going his ways.

    You lucky boy.
     
  20. brightspark

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    4 quid a pint
     
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