Worried about noise

  1. stef1 Member

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    Ahh right, they have said in the losing and also quoted in an email that shipping is included in the price to the uk.

    The problem I have with an extension at the moment is the amount of work required in order to do so. That and it moves the compressor even closer to my neighbours house. It would be a somewhat sound proof enclosure but I'm not sure it's an ideal setup for me. It would also mean all my pipe work would need altered.
    When the time does eventually come to add an extension I will be able to add about 5ft, anything less is pointless for what I want I put in there but this also means I have no room to build an enclosure to the rear of the shed for a compressor so it's kinda one or the other.

    I don't spray anything inside the shed so contamination from paint fumes isn't an issue.
    Where my compressor sits just now will be easy to service and get at.

    I do appreciate what you are saying and the points raised though

    Thanks
     
  2. danelectro

    danelectro Member

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    It's a bit like being stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea i'm guessing. yes I agree, it's all very well building extensions and things.....just time never normally allows for it!!!

    If that's including delivery, then that's not bad, still a lot of dosh for a compressor.

    Whatever you do I wish you luck!!
     
  3. stef1 Member

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    Yes pretty much, the shed extension will probably cost a couple of hundred all in. It's also a bad time for me to even think about taking on another job.
    Currently just rewired the house. All downstairs ceilings down and replaced, walls and ceilings plastered (still some to do) and still got the kitchen to do. That and working 45 hours a week.
    I still have a concrete slab to make for my bike, I need to order about 7 tonnes of stones, sand and cement then shift it all manually as there is no way of getting close with a lorry or hiab. Needless to say I can't be bothered with that just now.

    I don't mind spending on good tools or equipment providing it lasts for years to come. I see it as an investment. I'm also thinking that a good quiet compressor not in a sound proof box doesn't have the overheating issues of one that is.
     
  4. Mr shiney Member

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    The hydrovane do not need any specialist servicing. Every 2000hrs they need a service kit that takes 20 minutes to do. Oil changed annually. All DIY.

    It was one of the main reasons that I went down that route as I did not want to get tied into costly maintenance. They are also one of the only types where every part of the unit is individually repairable unlike a standard pump.

    I paid £750 for it.
     
  5. stef1 Member

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    If only I could get as good a deal as that now!
     
  6. Mr shiney Member

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    I only bought it this week!! So there are deals to be had if you go looking. They also say that hydrovanes improve with age not deteriorate. Certainly everything I have seen and read about them suggests this.
     
  7. danelectro

    danelectro Member

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    Stef, I have a plan for you.....if you buy two of those irish compressors, I'm sure you'll get a discount.......then you can give me the second one!!!!!!! lol

    Just kidding!
     
  8. stef1 Member

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    Do you mind sharing where you bought it from? I realise it's probably a one off but you never know?
     
  9. stef1 Member

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    Haha, if I thought we could get enough for a group buy...
     
  10. Mr shiney Member

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    I saw it on ebay and contacted the seller directly and struck a deal. They are a company in Coventry whose name evades me at the moment but I will go and look it up. Something like Hydrospec Compressor services.

    There are quite a few vane units on ebay at the moment.
     
  11. stef1 Member

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    I can't seem to find much vane units on ebay, all I'm coming up with is old ones.
     
  12. BillJ Member

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    The Hurricane is direct drive and if it is like every other direct drive compressor I have heard, will be horrendously noisy. I had to work beside one for a few days some years ago and it was a nightmare.

    I also have a SIP Airmate 150 litre with indirect drive, a 3hp unit bought from Costco some years ago. It isn't the Pro model like that 4hp one. I bought that one specifically because it was said to be fairly quiet as piston compressors go and I would agree that it is. At the moment it is in the back of a breeze-block garage and doesn't seem to annoy the neighbours. It can be heard from the house if it starts up late at night (when I or my young lady forget to switch it off for the evening :whistle:) but that is mainly because it is next to a flimsy wooden door with bits missing from the bottom...

    I think my compressor says "92dB" on it.
     
  13. stef1 Member

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    I think costco still sell that one in store, they did last time I was there a few months ago. 4

    I had a cheap wolf compressor before the sip hurricane, which was a horribly loud direct drive too but the hurricane is shocking!

    There is an sip compressor on gumtree locally, 150 one (its red not black) going for £200 as its been taken to bits for transport or storage so im currently waiting on more pictures of it.
    It was advertised at £300 until I said its not worth the risk to anyone to buy a box of bits. I was chancing my luck to get it for £150 to be honest. It does need a new pressure switch, I can make that out from the pics I have.

    I have come across a 2.2kw hydrovane on ebay, unfortunately its in Watford, some 450? miles away! its going for £250 just now.
     
  14. Mr shiney Member

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    What's the problem with that? They are said to get better with age.
     
  15. stef1 Member

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    yeah I know but most of them look in a really sorry state. I dont mind old (infact old is sometimes better - built to last n all that).
     
  16. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    They wear out just like anything else don't they ? I read a lot of threads on here asking about spares for Hydrovanes and commenting on the prices. The 2000 hourly service schedule is only for machines in constant use, diy they should be done on a regular annual basis at least oil and filter changes. My compressor pump holds 1/2 litre of oil and is changed annually cost around £3. The cheapest Hydrovane service kit I've seen is £36 plus the units on ebay are usually 3 phase. This is the SIP my mate got.
     
  17. BillJ Member

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    That looks like my SIP except that the belt guard on mine is wire. Looks like they have changed the guard in the years since I bought mine.
     
  18. Mr shiney Member

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    The question was around noise. All those piston units are noisy. A vane is not. You get what you pay for. £36 quid a year for not upsetting the wife and neighbours is good value in my book.

    The pump head on a vane is modular and is current support so easy to repair if it goes wrong. Like I said, you get what you pay for. If you want cheap then it's your choice. I am very happy with mine!!
     
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