Pressure Regulator Knob Replacement

by EMORY
(AUGUSTA, GA)

Sanborn compressor regulator parts

Sanborn compressor regulator parts

Sanborn compressor regulator parts
Sanborn compressor regulator parts

I have (I believe) a Sanborn BlackMax AL of 3.5 HP. Have not used it in a while. Went to use it and got no hose pressure. Noticed that the knob and spring were laying on the floor. Apparently knob broke loose. Looking for a replaced to these parts and do not know where to find them or part numbers. I have included several photos of these items. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Oct 15, 2016
Thanks
by: Emory

Thank you so much for the advice.

Oct 01, 2016
A thought
by: Anonymous

If it's like mine, the regulator is plumbed in so that you cannot bypass it. My diaphragm was cracked, and I cannot find a replacement. I removed the regulator internals like you have, then pulled the pressure relief valve. I placed a"T" where the relief valve was and replaced the pressure relief valve on one side, and my after market in line regulator and coupling in the other. It's the only way to bypass the faulty regulator, and be safe.

Sep 06, 2016
Regulator information
by: Bill

If you read the regulator pages, or better yet for full info, acquire my ebook here: http://www.about-air-compressors.com/understanding-compressor-air-regulators.html , you'll know all you need to know about them for almost any regulator application.

Sep 05, 2016
Regulator?
by: Doug in s.d.ca

What to do with the old, existing regular depends on how it's functioning, or not.

If it is not leaking, and it's set to a high enough pressure, you can add a new one anywhere after it to get lower pressure.

If it is leaking, or not passing enough air for your tools, you will need to remove the old one, and figure out what you need to fit a new one into the air circuit - remove and replace.

Bear that in mind when you look for a replacement.




Sep 05, 2016
Regulator
by: Emory

Doug,

Thanks again and sorry to be so thick but I thought the assembly that I pulled off it was the regulator. What am I missing here in translation?

ejw

Sep 05, 2016
Straight Line
by: Emory

Thanks Doug. It was suggested that I just add an in-line regulator at the hose output but I am unsure what to do with the existing assembly. Any thoughts.

ejw

Sep 05, 2016
knob
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Absent a model number, your best bet is probably to just replace the regulator entirely.

Even with a model, it's not likely you'll find that part by itself.

Good luck.

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