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New compressor on order
« on: February 16, 2022, 01:08:57 PM »
After reading tons of reviews and watching YouTube vids about compressors I decided to go with a Refurb Air Venturi from PA ..All the reviews were good to great....just wanted to see if anyone had any advice on things to do to the compressor that are not so apparent t...You know like the things that happen that no body warns you about...just wanting some Do's a d Don'ts about setting up, operating and especially maintaining the compressor....I'm a big proponent of "buy it once"...thanks
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Sam Yang Dragon Claw 500cc, .50 cal.
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Sam Yang Recluse 500 cc, .357/9mm cal
Eun Jin Sumatra 2500 LONG, .25 cal
Shin Sung Career II 707,.22 cal Long
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Re: New compressor on order
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2022, 01:21:08 PM »
What I am using until I can afford something better.
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Re: New compressor on order
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2022, 01:47:58 PM »
NIce! And it's filling tanks for you?
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Sam Yang Dragon Claw 500cc, .50 cal.
Air Venturi Dragon Claw 500cc "WOODSMAN" .50 cal
Sam Yang Recluse 500 cc, .357/9mm cal
Eun Jin Sumatra 2500 LONG, .25 cal
Shin Sung Career II 707,.22 cal Long
Shin Sung Career II 707,.22 cal Carbine
Benjamin Marauder .177 cal Stock.
Crosman 1377, .177 cal

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Re: New compressor on order
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2022, 02:54:56 PM »
It is treating me right because I treat it good.  I have found there are quality differences and a higher quality unit can take more abuse before it fails but preventative maintenance goes along way to prolonging the life.  I use a water-wetting agent that improves the thermal cooling value of the water and helps prevent corrosion.  I use good compressor oil and change it often, just like I do on my truck.  Frequent oil changes are a key to prolonged engine life and that holds true for compressors. 

There are seals and gaskets that will wear out on a compressor but avoiding major failures of key components just helps them last.  Heat is the enemy and using the compressor outside on 100+ degree days does not do it any good.  I also try to keep the duty cycle shorter by filling my tank more often and not letting it run down too much.  The compressor has to run long and hot to fill an empty bottle whereas running it for awhile and shutting it off till it cools back down then running it again, incrementally filling the empty bottle.  Also these are 300 bar (4,350 psi) compressors and some guys mess with the burst disks to get 4,500 psi which really shortens the life of the compressor.

I have no complaints considering what it is.
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Flashpup 177 tuned 3-12x40 Athlon
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Re: New compressor on order
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2022, 04:29:59 PM »
It is treating me right because I treat it good.  I have found there are quality differences and a higher quality unit can take more abuse before it fails but preventative maintenance goes along way to prolonging the life.  I use a water-wetting agent that improves the thermal cooling value of the water and helps prevent corrosion.  I use good compressor oil and change it often, just like I do on my truck.  Frequent oil changes are a key to prolonged engine life and that holds true for compressors. 

There are seals and gaskets that will wear out on a compressor but avoiding major failures of key components just helps them last.  Heat is the enemy and using the compressor outside on 100+ degree days does not do it any good.  I also try to keep the duty cycle shorter by filling my tank more often and not letting it run down too much.  The compressor has to run long and hot to fill an empty bottle whereas running it for awhile and shutting it off till it cools back down then running it again, incrementally filling the empty bottle.  Also these are 300 bar (4,350 psi) compressors and some guys mess with the burst disks to get 4,500 psi which really shortens the life of the compressor.

I have no complaints considering what it is.

Wow...you gave me just what I was looking for friend...And I really am about those " PM(preventative maintenance) checks and services"...thats what we called it down the motor pool when I was in the Army...Mind telling me what brand of compressor oil you use? THANKS A MILLION
  • PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA
Sam Yang Dragon Claw 500cc, .50 cal.
Air Venturi Dragon Claw 500cc "WOODSMAN" .50 cal
Sam Yang Recluse 500 cc, .357/9mm cal
Eun Jin Sumatra 2500 LONG, .25 cal
Shin Sung Career II 707,.22 cal Long
Shin Sung Career II 707,.22 cal Carbine
Benjamin Marauder .177 cal Stock.
Crosman 1377, .177 cal

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Re: New compressor on order
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2022, 04:40:32 PM »
Currently, I am using a Royal Purple product, that came recommended and seems to work.  The compressor came with some generic oil that I used for break in and that stuff would turn into a burned looking goo real quick.  This stuff stays in good condition for some time and a quart goes a long ways as my compressor does not hold much oil.  I think you can pick it up at your bigger NAPA stores or other auto parts stores.
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Bulldog 357 Pitbull-tuned  Ronin 4-16x44 UTG swat
Flashpup 25 cal 3-12x44 30mm UTG
Flashpup 177 tuned 3-12x40 Athlon
2250 w/mods KOI 14.5 inch bbl 3-12x40 LEBO
2240 w/mods Tatsu 10.5 inch bbl Vortex Venom
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Re: New compressor on order
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2022, 04:45:19 PM »
It is treating me right because I treat it good.  I have found there are quality differences and a higher quality unit can take more abuse before it fails but preventative maintenance goes along way to prolonging the life.  I use a water-wetting agent that improves the thermal cooling value of the water and helps prevent corrosion.  I use good compressor oil and change it often, just like I do on my truck.  Frequent oil changes are a key to prolonged engine life and that holds true for compressors. 

There are seals and gaskets that will wear out on a compressor but avoiding major failures of key components just helps them last.  Heat is the enemy and using the compressor outside on 100+ degree days does not do it any good.  I also try to keep the duty cycle shorter by filling my tank more often and not letting it run down too much.  The compressor has to run long and hot to fill an empty bottle whereas running it for awhile and shutting it off till it cools back down then running it again, incrementally filling the empty bottle.  Also these are 300 bar (4,350 psi) compressors and some guys mess with the burst disks to get 4,500 psi which really shortens the life of the compressor.

I have no complaints considering what it is.

Wow...you gave me just what I was looking for friend...And I really am about those " PM(preventative maintenance) checks and services"...thats what we called it down the motor pool when I was in the Army...Mind telling me what brand of compressor oil you use? THANKS A MILLION

My wife was in the Army and she PM's the heck out of things.
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Bulldog 357 Pitbull-tuned  Ronin 4-16x44 UTG swat
Flashpup 25 cal 3-12x44 30mm UTG
Flashpup 177 tuned 3-12x40 Athlon
2250 w/mods KOI 14.5 inch bbl 3-12x40 LEBO
2240 w/mods Tatsu 10.5 inch bbl Vortex Venom
1322 w/mods eBay LDC 18 inch bbl Holosun
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Re: New compressor on order
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2022, 12:56:56 PM »
 Hi Pepe, I have a Av and the only things I have to add is to break in according to the instructions.
Also add a bigger water separator to the output before the tank.. You need a pad of sorts under the bleed off to collect the oil water from bleeding ...
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Re: New compressor on order
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2022, 01:03:29 PM »
I'd say you probably made a good choice for sure Darrell, there's a lot of folks that swear by the Yong Heng but paying a little extra for that AV is a smart move in my opinion.
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Re: New compressor on order
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2022, 03:40:07 PM »
I use a 4 stage that I made so I can replace sections as they need servicing.  The top two stages are indicating silica bead and the lower sections are compressed cotton and hydrophilic foam.  98% is removed in the two lower sections and the remaining water vapor is removed in the upper section.  When disconnecting I use the high pressure air bleed screw, to back flow the hoses and compressor out put to remove condensation.  I also have a whole take down and set up process that maximizes my ability to not introduce left over condensation or dirt into the system.  My bottle air is clean and dry.

I use a home brew bottle stand and the extra fitting at the top is just there to keep atmospheric moisture and dirt from entering before I hook up the bottle.
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Flashpup 177 tuned 3-12x40 Athlon
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Re: New compressor on order
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2022, 05:16:02 PM »
 Eskimo_Airgunner ,Good setup and keeping the filter vertical is the ticket.. The tank stand is sweet.. Nice thing about the AV is it is pretty fast..
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Re: New compressor on order
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2022, 08:36:02 PM »
Eskimo_Airgunner ,Good setup and keeping the filter vertical is the ticket.. The tank stand is sweet.. Nice thing about the AV is it is pretty fast..

I used to work in the North Slope oil fields and we used gravity to help in our cracking tower to make diesel out of crude onsite for all of the heavy equipment.  Gravity is our friend when trying to separate various components.
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Flashpup 177 tuned 3-12x40 Athlon
2250 w/mods KOI 14.5 inch bbl 3-12x40 LEBO
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