919.178530 gas powered compressor wont build very much pressure
by Roger Lassiter
I bought a 919-178530 and decided to take it on as a project and get it back in service.
For those who dont know It was listed as a 5 hp on a 20 gallon tank, with a check valve in the tank.
For me, It started out as a 2 hp briggs and the original 5 hp pump and the original check valve in place.
My engine runs fine as long as I release all the air pressure.
As soon as I close the main valve and fill the tank, it will build a little pressure then the engine slows and dies.
Do you think the engine hp is to small for the pump?
I replaced the check valve with no help. The pump sucks in alot of air.
I just ordered a 1 hp pump off of ebay. I really want a small gas set up with a larger tank anyway.
I am stumped and cannot figure out on my own which to buy to controll the compressor. Is it a continuos run unloader situation or is it a piloted discharge valve situation? Or would either one work in my situation?
Any help would be most appreciated. My name isRoger; near Dallas
Compressor fan keeps breaking?
by bill rhodes
(dickson city penns. usa)
ive replaced the fan twice on my craftsmen 33 gallon air comperessor twice why does the fan keep blowing apart?
Bill, how old a Craftsman compressor, and what model number?
It could be a cheap fan.
It could be how much the compressor is being used, and the environment in which you are using it.
If the environment is benign, then welcome to the world of cheap, poor quality, compressor components made in China.
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