Takes Regulator up to 5 seconds to return to set pressure.

CAP2060P - 2.0 Peak HP, 6 Gal. Tank Oil-Free Air Compressor (Photo: www.bostitch.com)

CAP2060P - 2.0 Peak HP, 6 Gal. Tank Oil-Free Air Compressor (Photo: www.bostitch.com)

When using a framing nailer it takes up to five seconds for the regulator to return to the 100 pound pressure setting I use after each nail is driven. The pressure will drop to around 60 pounds and then slowly return to the 100 pound setting. What could be the problem.

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The air line charge should recover almost instantly if you are driving in one nail and stopping.

What is the pressure reading on the tank gauge before and after you drive a nail and while the regulator gauge drops to 60 PSI and takes that long to rebuild?

Please post your response as a comment here.

Bill

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Jan 07, 2013
Tank Pressure
by: David

The tank pressure would be around 150 lbs. and would only drop 2-3 lbs. per nail.
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David typically there is nothing installed in the air line / pipe from the tank to the regulator. In other words, there should be nothing that would stop the flow of air from the tank (150 PSI) to the regulator, set at a lower pressure setting. So, the regulator is getting high flow and high pressure.

That leaves, to my mind, one of two things that are causing your problem with air flow rebuild.

One factor that might affect the return to the set point reading on the compressor regulator is the length of hose you are using for your nailer.

If you are using a long hose, and particularly if it is a small I.D. hose, then try this. Take away all the hoses and plug the nailer's connector into the discharge coupler on your compressor. No hose.

Carefully, position a board in front of the gun to depress the safety, watch the regulator gauge, and pull the trigger. Did the regulator recharge quickly? If so, then you have too long a hose (the air pressure in the hose is taking too long to rebuild back to the set point)or you have a regulator with too little flow.

If this experiment did not make a change in the recharge time, then I would suspect a bum regulator, and would replace it. If you do that, and you are using a mini-regulator, use a full size one of the comparable port size for greater flow of air.

Bill

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Not happy - can't seem to get the parts to repair compressor?

by c.z
(mo.)

I've had my comp. at ser.center since nov. 9th 2012 and they can't seem to get the parts to repair. Is this a problem

mine worked o.k for a while then wouldn't build to pressure specified and ran till i shut it off Seemed to be leaking air around the head. I've been without it for almost 2 months and wonder what is the problem. Tech says he can't get parts. I wouldn't recommend this comp.
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C.Z., your complaint is noted, and I'm sure other folks will appreciate hearing about your Cap 2000 compressor problem.

I did an internet search and found sources for parts for your compressor so, depending on what the service shop found, they may be able to buy parts for you.

The issue always boils down to money. The service shop cannot fix air compressors without making a profit to cover costs and stay in business. Parts for all compressors are expensive. If they cannot get a discount from a parts supplier for parts for your Cap 2000 compressor, then they have to mark the price up higher than you would pay for it if you bought the same parts elsewhere, to earn their profit.

A Cap 2000 compressor new would cost - what - about $200. You can buy used on line for $100 or so.

If the shop has to charge you $150.00 to fix your compressor, it's a lose lose for them and you.

That may be the problem.

Good luck.

Bill

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