Bostitch cap2000 how to remove plastic shroud?
I have a bostitch cap2000-of and I need to replace the pressure regulator. In order to do this I need to remove the plastic shroud from the top of the air compressor.
I have removed all the phillip screws and now there are two "tie rods" that I am unable to remove. I have used a standard screw driver and it does turn but it goes through to the other half of the plastic shroud and I can see it there just turning. It never seems to loosen up. How do you remove these tie rods/screws.
Good question. I know the manufacturer's like to make their air compressors pretty, but gosh, these plastic shrouds are a royal pain when you need to get to a user-serviceable part.
I have not done it on a Bostitch, I hope someone else has and can offer assistance.
By the way, when you get it off, can you just leave it off? Just beware that it might be covering parts that can get painfully hot if you touch them.
CAP2060P Compressor will not start?
by Rudy Jones
CAP2060P - 2.0 Peak HP, 6 Gal. Tank Oil-Free Air Compressor (Photo: www.bostitch.com)
Last week I plugged in my air compressor(Stanley Bos CAP2060P) and I noticed that it burnt the end of the plug.
I am pretty handy and have a background in HVAC.
I took off the cover and I noticed the Capacitor had cracked and a liquid had hardened.
I checked it with my Fluke meter and it showed it was bad.
I ordered 2 caps and installed and how I have no working air compressor. Have any clues or tests I could preform. Could I have wired the caps wrong? I checked today and they are still good. Please help!!!
Rudy, unless you did something weird with the power supply to the compressor, I suspect what happened is that the cap burnt out due to current draw on the motor start up.
That's a pretty dramatic result, to have a small air compressor pull so much amperage that it melts the plug prongs and fries a cap.
I'm not an electrical guy, but even with my limited experience, if this were my Cap 2060 compressor, I'd be looking for a short in the motor.
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