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Air Compressor Selection #5367283 03/04/20 04:28 PM
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Objectives:

- As quiet as possible
- Budget is around $500
- MUST run on 110V. I do have a 20A circuit available
- Low use, probably several times a month. Impact wrench, cooling system vacuum filler, inflating tires and occasional air hammer use (1-2x/yr) for loosening axles from the intermediate bearing.

These are the two I am considering:

https://www.californiaairtools.com/...-grade/2-0-hp-air-compressors/cat-20020/
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-KOB...XwwJEAQYASABEgKn7PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Thanks.

Last edited by The Critic; 03/04/20 04:45 PM. Reason: corrected the link

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Re: Air Compressor Selection [Re: The Critic] #5367294 03/04/20 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by The Critic
Objectives:

- As quiet as possible
- Budget is around $500
- MUST run on 110V. I do have a 20A circuit available
- Low use, probably several times a month. Impact wrench, inflating tires and occasional air hammer (1-2x/yr) for loosening axles from intermediate bearing.

These are the two I am considering:

https://www.californiaairtools.com/.../2-0-hp-air-compressors/cat-20020-22060/
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-KOB...XwwJEAQYASABEgKn7PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Thanks.

Both of those are 230V, correct? The second one says it can be operated at 115V but the amperage would be double that at 230V.


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Re: Air Compressor Selection [Re: kschachn] #5367298 03/04/20 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by kschachn
Originally Posted by The Critic
Objectives:

- As quiet as possible
- Budget is around $500
- MUST run on 110V. I do have a 20A circuit available
- Low use, probably several times a month. Impact wrench, inflating tires and occasional air hammer (1-2x/yr) for loosening axles from intermediate bearing.

These are the two I am considering:

https://www.californiaairtools.com/.../2-0-hp-air-compressors/cat-20020-22060/
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-KOB...XwwJEAQYASABEgKn7PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Thanks.

Both of those are 230V, correct? The second one says it can be operated at 115V but the amperage would be double that at 230V.

Both should run on 110V. I just corrected the link for the first one.


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Re: Air Compressor Selection [Re: The Critic] #5367300 03/04/20 04:38 PM
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I'd definitely get the California Air Tools compressor.


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Re: Air Compressor Selection [Re: The Critic] #5367315 03/04/20 04:47 PM
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Reciprocating air compressor, they all make noise. Direct drive make a higher pitch noise than belt drive.
To get quiet you have to put one in its own sound proof room
There is a type of compressor rotary screw or scroll that make much less noise and cost more $$$$
You do not get to combine inexpensive and quiet.

Re: Air Compressor Selection [Re: The Critic] #5367318 03/04/20 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by The Critic
Both should run on 110V. I just corrected the link for the first one.

On a 20A branch circuit?


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Re: Air Compressor Selection [Re: kschachn] #5367323 03/04/20 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by kschachn
Originally Posted by The Critic
Both should run on 110V. I just corrected the link for the first one.

On a 20A branch circuit?

The 20A circuit I have in mind is for the furnace only; I can unplug the furnace when the air compressor is in-use.


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Re: Air Compressor Selection [Re: The Critic] #5367330 03/04/20 05:00 PM
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The biggest tank you can get, and the highest pressure, like 150psi minimum. You can always daisy chain another tank for extra capacity, which also helps cool the air, which helps get the water out of the air. And ALWAYS drain the tank before you fire it up.


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Not sure you will get a great compressor that runs on 120 V 20 amps.


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Re: Air Compressor Selection [Re: Donald] #5367339 03/04/20 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Donald
Not sure you will get a great compressor that runs on 120 V 20 amps.

Yeah, I don't think any of these options are truly favorable.


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HF has an ultra quiet model that fills your bill at a very affordable price. This is the biggun ...two smaller quieter versions can be had.

https://www.harborfreight.com/4-gal...-carry-jobsite-air-compressor-56339.html

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I have always favored a belt driven compressor for quietness and longevity. For impact wrench or air tool use get a 20 gallon or bigger tank. Ed


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I've had the previous version of the Kobalt in the OP for 12-13 years. It's perfectly fine for what you're doing. The newer version should be even better.


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Hopefully these homeowner scroll crompressors come down in price. They are very quiet.

https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-elite-qst-30-60-scroll-air-compressor.html


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throw in my 2 cents.. this one is the real deal.
https://www.harborfreight.com/29-gallon-2-hp-150-psi-cast-iron-vertical-air-compressor-61489.html

belt drive and 150psi. it vastly increases your usable air([email protected] use pressures) in the 29gal tank. vs a 125psi


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