Need Help Plumbing a Champion 5 hp

by Bruce
(Astatula, FL)

Hey Bill,

Don't know if you have the time but I need some help plumbing a compressor I'm in the process of building.

I pick-up a good Speedaire 80 gallon horizontal tank for $40 that is now sandblasted and painted.

I came across a NEW (old stock) 2 cylinder 2 stage Champion pump (the model that has a oil pressure system and spin filter) for $300 - I know I stole it!

And I have a 5 hp Baldor 1740 rpm single phase motor to run the pump (motor cost more than the pump).

What I need help with is recommendations for the various small parts (pressure switch, pressure gauge, relief value etc.) for the tank and how to actually plump the pump to the tank.

I could send some photos of the pump on the tank to visually point out the areas in question.


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Feb 20, 2015
Plumbing a Champion compressor
by: Bill

Bruce, pretty much every bit of information you have asked for is already on the pages of this site.

Help yourself!



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