919-162080 - Any idea of the CFM capacity?

by Dave Brezina
(Chicago)

Any idea of the CFM capacity of a Craftsman 919-162080? I need 3.5 CFM at 65 psi to run a venturi to generate vacuum for vacuum bagging fiberglass.

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Dave, from what I was able to find, you have a compressor with either a fractional, or very low HP motor. I suspect that you will not be able to get the 3.5 CFM at 65 PSI you need based on the diagrams I saw.

I suspect you'll need a bigger compressor, and if you are running it for an industrial application, get one with a 100% duty cycle so you can run it for more than 10-15 minutes without having to shut it down for an equal amount of time to allow it to cool.

Bill

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Apr 20, 2012
2.0 HP
by: Dave

I should have put this in my question. The name plate says max 125 psi and 2.0 hp.
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See the page on compressor motor power. Though your compressor says it's 2 HP, I strongly doubt that it will deliver that power, and consequently, the flow.

The 125 PSI is typical for compressors. The flow is predicated on the real, running HP, of the motor.

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919.165010 - A possible solution to this problem - pistion blew out on one side

by Edward
(San Diego, CA)




I had a pressure issue with my craftsman compressor model # 919165010

the compression ring that is sandwhiched in the pistion blew out on one side and wore down the sleeve

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Bill says...

And this, presumably, allowed the piston to move up and down, with air cycling through the leak, and not generating enough force to push the air into the tank, where the pressure could build.

Thanks very much for this, Edwar. It will help someone else, I am sure.

Bill

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