wiring Craftsman with larger motor
older twin cylinder craftsman air compressor
Hi I have an older twin cylinder craftsman air compressor with a 12 gallon tank. I bought it cheap with no motor on it. The guy I bought it from said he thought it had a 1 h.p. motor before it went bad.
My question is this, I have a couple of motors, one being a 1/4 h.p. older motor I put on it and it just didn't seem to give it much get up and go. It worked but it just didn't seem to be right.
Now, I have a newer 1.5 motor (G.E.) and I'm wanting to put it on there. Is it safe to say this will work without blowing it through the roof of my little shop? It's 110V. but it has four wires coming out of instead of two or three. Anybody know if this will work or not and if so how do I wire it?
installing a new motor on Craftsman compressor
Okay here I go again. I posted yesterday on weather or not the motor I have and want to install onto my compressor would work or not. I have an older 2 cylinder craftsman compressor I bought without a motor (it was cheap enough). I went through it a little, changed the and filter then I put an old 1/4 h.p. motor I had on it and it fired right up, even built up pressure. It's just that there wasn't quite enough r.p.m. from the old motor to really push the c.f.m. to quickly. The guy I got it from said it had had a 1 h.p. on it originally. A friend brought me a G.E. 1.5 h.p. motor the other in which I have tried to put on it. He thought the motor had come from like exhaust vent of some kind. On the old motor it had only two wires coming out in which I wired a on/off switch into and like I said it worked. However this new motor has three wires coming out of it (see pictures). A gentleman yesterday commented on my post and stated the motor is a two or three phase motor and asked if I was equipped to run it? "I don't know", what is equipped to run it mean? Does it mean 220v ? I tried getting it going last night and all it would do is buzz. I really need some help on this, any input would much appreciated. Thanks, Wayne in Boise, Idaho. 208)345-1340.