Compair Broomwade does not replace air fast enough

by Chris M
(Norfolk UK)

I have a compair broomwade cylinder type compressor that builds up to pressure, cuts off and holds the pressure fine.


The problem starts when i try and use a tool on it.

The air drains from the tank faster than it is replaced so it drains and then i have to wait for it to refill to use the tool again.

It also has very little working pressure on the tool and you can stop a drill with no problem.

I have taken the air pipe from the outlet to the tank off and i can not hold my finger over it before it gets blown off so i assume the piston, rings and seals are fine.

I have taken the intake filter off and placed my hand over the hole and i can feel air pushing back out of the intake so what do you recommend is the problem?

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Jun 17, 2015
Valves for compressors
by: Bill

Chris, if you wander this site a bit you'll find a number of references to folks, facing the same issue as you are with your compressor, fabricating compressor valves that seem to work just fine.

Use the search box to find the pages about making your own valves, if you have any interest.

Good luck.

Bill

Jun 17, 2015
Old compressor no parts
by: Chris m

Seems pointless Bill. None of the parts are available for this compressor. It is a 1978 model and although it all works except the intake valve i can't repair it without new parts so it'll get sold for spares or scrapped

Jun 17, 2015
Only fit for the bin
by: Chris M

I bought it used and described as fully working but it doesn't and the spares are no longer available so it's going in the bin

Jun 17, 2015
Compair Broomwade
by: Bill

Further to Doug's comment, not knowing the HP of the compressor, nor the air demand of the air tools, it makes it hard to be specific about size of compressor versus demand.

I am assuming that this compressor worked properly for the same air tool before?

"It also has very little working pressure on the tool and you can stop a drill with no problem." This actually suggests a regulator problem.

Anyway, if you can provide more information maybe we can contribute to resolving your Compair Broomwade compressor problem with you.

Bill

Jun 17, 2015
Did it work in the past for this application?
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Any changes?

Try reading the section (troubleshooting page) on why compressors don't build pressure.

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