wolf compressor advice

  1. pumper New Member

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    hi.

    been looking to buy a compressor this one seems the best value for grunt:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370634293517?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    i have read a few threads on here about "modifying" this compressor when it arrives but can never find what mods these are.

    if i buy this compressor, do i need to change the regulator etc?

    it will be used to spray hvlp, i will not be spraying cars or parts of cars, i will be spraying spoilers and splitters for my own car, (cheaper to buy compressor guns and paints then what it is to have all the bits sprayed in a shop i will eventualy need dooing)

    would also like to run air racthet, windy gun tyre inflator etc.

    also know i need a water filter trap etc.

    but for new i just want to know what i would also need to buy to mod this compressor so i can get the best from it.

    never painted before so will have questions about this when the time arrives.

    cheers
     
  2. Chipper Member

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    Welcome.

    Most of us would run a line directly off the tank, avoiding the built-in outlet/s up by the switches. Use a good quality regulator/water trap combo.

    Re price and specs, it sure is cheap. I do wonder if cheapy comps are sometimes a bit optimistic about their outputs. But have not much basis for that except a suspicious nature... and doubting my other half's cheapie actually makes what it claims.
    If planning on using 2k, be sure to read up on here about H&S, and air-fed and all of that.
     
  3. pumper New Member

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    thanks for your reply, i just can not jusify buying from machine mart then having to have a sparky in to run power sutibale to power one from machine mart.

    compressors seem very expensive for what they actually are.

    i have found this 100l, but it makes no mention of fad cfm etc, any of you have a guess of what it could be?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AIR-COMPR...Air_Tools_and_Compressors&hash=item27cb1aa6c0

    this forum seems to be the place to be regarding air compressors etc, so i intend to hang around.
     
  4. hotrodder Member

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    The first link doesn't mention FAD either, just displacement which'll be caculated from the swept volume. Very roughly a 3hp compressor will give around 9 cfm FAD (?), maybe less or a touch more depending on how 'honest' the 3hp rating is etc.

    While 3hp/2.2kw in theory is 13A plug territory a motor is a very different prospect to say a kettle... they pull a lot more than 13A during start up, the ebay link to the wolf thing even says...
     
  5. pumper New Member

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    if i have any problems with the 13amp issues, i was going to wire it to the cooker socket when i need to use it.
     
  6. Cally91

    Cally91 Member

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    London,UK
    I have a wolf Dakota in your eBay link and it's a great machine for the price just check it over once you receive it as a few bolts were lose when mine arrived and the pump flywheel was damaged which they replaced free of charge and next day
     
  7. eil Member

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    I think compressors have never been cheaper in fairness.
     
  8. Cally91

    Cally91 Member

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    And mine runs of 13 amp plug direct in to socket on start up it will dim the lights if it's plugged in my workshop :)
     
  9. darren.a.roberts Member

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