Last week I posted a WTB in the GTA classifieds for a YH compressor. My MRodAir MKII is down needing a high side seal due to a minor mishap with quick connectors. So I reached out to see what was available to fill the gap. I also wanted a small portable compressor for road trips. Aluminum tanks are a bit cumbersome and carbon fiber tanks are too expensive.
Randy_68 responded lickity split with an offer. Seem his Uncle had a Vevor, a Tuxing with a spare top end and an MRodAir like mine. He wanted to sell the smaller ones. We struck a deal on the "used only once" Vevor in the original box for $220 shipped.
Bought on Thursday and FedEx delivered it today, Monday.
I asked that he drain the oil before shipping and he did. I had heard of others having issues with the oil ending up in the top end during shipping and wanted no part of that. I ran down to the local Auto Zone and grabbed a qt. of synthetic 5wt oil.
Got home and unboxed it. All original packing and every included just like brand new. Basically bought a brand new compressor that had been tested.
It's a cool 65* here today so I figured I would just set it up at the shooting bench and try it out. I grabbed a 5gal bucket of water and made all the connections. The only cord I had laying around was a 100' extension cord and I figured the compressor and water pump would draw too much for it to work.... what the heck, give it a shot. I put a dead head in the fill hose and fired it up. Good thing I was watching because it went to 3k in like, 5 seconds.
Sweet !!! Lets grab the Urban.... Oh darn, the Urban is topped of from the last shooting sessions.... Oh wait, I got an SPA Varmint that has a 2 day leak, let's grab that.
Hooked it up and 20 seconds later it was at 3k and I shut it down. The temp gauge read 38c. I unscrewed the bleeder and virtually no moisture came out.
All and all, it's just what the doctor ordered. The carry handle makes it the perfect "PCP road buddy" for trips to my sister's and anywhere else I may go for airgun get togethers.
I will only fill guns with this compressor and with 15 to 20 second fill times I'm pretty sure a 1 gallon water source is all I'll need... even if I have to refill the jug every few fills.
No auto shutoff or other whistles and bells, just a slick little PCP air source.
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Merry Christmas ya'll.