Identify a Air Compressor w/GE Motor

by Jim Carter
(Utah)

Air Compressor w/GE Motor

Air Compressor w/GE Motor

Air Compressor w/GE Motor
Air Compressor w/GE Motor belt side
Air Compressor PRV
Air Compressor

Found this at a garage sale for $10... It works and now I want to know how to take care of it.

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Sep 24, 2016
Home built compressor?
by: Anonymous

This looks to be a home built air compressor built using an old air conditioning compressor pump. My dad built one using an old Tecumseh air conditioning compressor.

I haven't seen one like that before though. It has a clutch pulley that somebody has made to be permanently engaged by possibly welding it or using another method.

It does require oil.

There will probably be a bolt on either or both sides of the compressor pump that you can unscrew to drain old oil and add new oil.

You should also add an air filter of some sort on the intake such as a breather to prevent dirt and debris from causing ware and tear.

Sep 22, 2016
Does pump need oil?
by: Bill

This is covered on the compressor oil pages. There are a few indications that show that a compressor has an oil sump including a sight glass in the sump, or an oil dipstick.

Look at the base of the sump (if there is one) for a drain plug as well.

Sep 21, 2016
Switch
by: Jim

In the 3rd picture, could it be possible that what I saw as a pressure relief valve is actually the remnants of a pressure switch?

Forgive my ignorance but this is my first air compressor...

Also is is possible to tell if the pump requires any oil? I don't want to destroy this in ignorance..

Thanks
Jim Carter

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