bad head on 5z185 compressor - help finding a new one?

by scott allen
(van nuys ca.)

Any one know of a place where I can find new or used head for a 5z185 compressor pump? It's a 5hp unit.

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How many amps breaker do i need for a speedaire 5z640a

by Randy

i bought a used 120 gal with a 7.5 hp leesen motor we had a 40 amp its making a buzzing noise do i need 50 or 60 amp to get it going email cookiejake67@gmail.com
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I suspect it may be a motor starter that's the problem, Randy, not the breaker.

Yahoo answers offers this: How many amps does a 7.5 hp compressor pull? 240volt single phase?

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1 HP = 746 watts. 7.5 HP = 5596 watts. The current will be I=P/(V*PF) where PF is the power factor. For this motor the PF should be around .8 or .9, so the answer is about 26 amps.
1 year ago.

Cheers,

Bill

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Can Speedaire Mod 2Z928A air compressor be used for air brushing?

by LittlePAW
(Tulsa, OK)

Speedaire model 2Z928A  air compressor

Speedaire model 2Z928A air compressor

Speedaire model 2Z928A  air compressor
Speedaire model 2Z928A  air compressor

Can the 2Z928A be used in air brushing? Also can it be used to power an ultra high speed (300,000 rpm) carving tool?
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LittlePAW, any air compressor can run any air brush or any air tool, as long as the compressor has enough air flow and pressure capacity for the applications.

The photos show a pump and a motor, both apparently small, but no compressor tank. I was unable to find specs on the compressor so I do not know the flow or pressure capability of the Speedaire 2Z928A air compressor.

For air brushing, typically the output from the compressor needs to go into a tank, and then you need to regulate the air pressure from that tank to your air brush to ensure pulseless air flow for even painting.

If I knew what the CFM and pressure requirements of your carving tool were, I could provide more specific information.

What HP is the motor please? Comment here with info if you wish.

Bill

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