Older Sears Craftsman receiver no components.

by Josh S
(MN)

Receiver as I bought it

Receiver as I bought it

Receiver as I bought it
After blasting & powder coat
Compressor receiver top view
Compressor receiver bottom view

I ran across a 2 for 1 deal at a garage sale. First was the CH FL-3201 054; visible hole in the tank but 1/2 hp General Electric motor & 1cyl pump works great. I'd take any info on the GE motor and or 1cyl pump. I haven't been able to date the GE motor & haven't found any numbers on the pump. I'm going to grind off the mount on the CH and find a use for it...suggestions?


Second was the red Sears Craftsman receiver; which is my main reason for writing.

The tank did not have ANY components on it. The only identifying numbers are on the DeVilbiss tag. The tag states DeVilbiss Air Power Company, 150 psi @ 650 deg Farenheight 150 psi @ -20 deg Farenheight, MFGS No. 159122986. CAC-1091 is also stamped on the small 1" x 1 1/2 mounting bracket on the top of the receiver. The measures approx 27" weld to weld @ end caps adding an additional 3" each. Total length is approx 33" and approx 38" around. Other than that, I know NOTHING about it...what size in gal is it, capabilities, cfm etc etc etc. Tank was scoped. pressure tested and found to be solid. I had it blasted and powder coated with plans to purchase an appropriate motor/pump.

I would use this in the garage for the occasional air tool on my tractor (short term use on a bolt or two) blowing off the work bench & filling up tires (kids bikes, car, truck, tractor).

Great site & I appreciate the opportunity to seek some input.

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Jun 17, 2015
Old receiver in good shape
by: Bill

Thanks for the update, Josh.

Good to know you took the time to make sure the tank was sound before using it.

Making it pretty is one thing - and you sure did that - but ensuring it is safe is paramount.

Bill

Jun 17, 2015
Pressure test etc
by: Josh

Bill,
When I got the receiver home I brushed it off and stood it on end. One plug was missing and with that hole being larger I figured I would drain more of whatever was in there. Surprisingly, there was only a small amount of rust colored water.

I kept it on end and used my little 2gal portable compressor forcing air in one of the other holes.

I knocked a little gunk out; more like small chunks of mud but not much. I used my bore scope...shhhh! Don't tell my .308...and it looked pretty good inside. Keep in mind I'm no expert.

A second opinion would come from my buddy. He's a plumber by trade. He scoped it and also said it was in good shape. Then he did the pressure test and said it was good to go.

Next I took it to the welder & had him sand blast it. He too said it was in great shape, no pitting no rust flakes & no signs of potential problems inside or out.

Josh

Jun 16, 2015
Receiver photos
by: Bill

Josh, your images have been moved here.

Nice job. Did you or are you doing a pressure test of any kind?

When you opened the drain on the receiver, what came out?

Bill

Jun 16, 2015
Pics added
by: Anonymous

Bill & Doug
I reposted with "older Sears Craftsman part 2" and added the pics. Looks like they made it. I think my pic format was to large with the original post.

Jun 15, 2015
Pix
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Glad to help.

Maybe you try a "test":

Start a new page with the same "Older Sears Craftsman receiver no components. " title.

If it works, Bill can move it into this page.


Jun 15, 2015
Pics - Josh
by: Bill

Hello Josh:

As far as I know, no pix were received with the original posting. I am careful to include images when received, as if someone takes the time to upload them, I'll post them.

Assuming they are content relevant, as it sounds yours were.

If you wish to try again, start a new thread, upload the images, refer in your post to this thread "Older Sears Craftsman receiver no components. " and I'll move the images to here.

Bill

Jun 15, 2015
No pics? Hmmm
by: Josh

Doug, thanks for the info. I'm not sure where my pics went. I did send 4 with my original submission. Edited out possibly; which is understandable considering it was just pics of the Craftsman receiver. The only thing your missing out on is how cool the new paint job is.
I'll give the CH a try with the receiver and see how it goes.

Oh, might make a little BBQ grill too.

Jun 15, 2015
Stuff
by: Doug in s.d.ca

"Total length is approx 33" and approx 38" around."

38" circumference then?

Works out to about 16 or so gallons. So you can put the CH compressor and motor on or near there, with check valve/unloader and pressure switch. Maybe even an aftercooler. It should be fine for your intended use.

The CH tank - oh, maybe cut it in half for a BBQ? or a livestock water tank if you patch it. You know not to use it for air...

Have fun - and send pix, please.

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