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New tool for pellet stove cleaning for more power!

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Don2222, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Since I started using a die grinder, the old husky air compressor motor died.
    See the hopper redo > http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/...-of-these-pics-are-nasty.110441/#post-1459409

    The Husky air compressor motor quit. Has anyone fixed or replaced one? Is it worth it?

    The old Husky was 125 PSI and 12 gallon and only 2.5 SCFM @ 90 PSI so it could not keep up with the die grinder even though it worked fine for other tools.
    In the meantime I picked up a DeWalt 200 PSI 15 Gallon 5.4 SCFM @ 90 PSI air compressor. I do not want one too big so this one seems just big enough to keep up with most tools. Essentially this new DeWalt is twice the power and only 3 gallons larger! ! !
    See DeWalt Video Demo of this new compressor with High Efficiency Motor and High Pressure Pump.
    http://webapps.easy2.com/cm_mvc/GenericIndex?page_id=35799498&vid_refer=14526

    After I started using it for a few mins, I hear PSHSSSSS and all the air leaked out. Looks like they used a non adjustable crimpt on hose clamp that could not hold up to 200 PSI. So I ran back to Home Depot and tracked down the nice gentleman that waited on my by getting the new compressor down from the very top shelf!. He went over to the hose clamps that you can tighted down with a screw driver and just took off the door buzzer tag and gave it to me. LOL

    So it is working better now, let's hope this DeWalt is a little better quality. It sure is good for knocking down the rust on some of these pellet stoves!

    Now I can really clean and paint up this Quadrafire SantaFe fire box!

    This tool with more power helped us come up with our new motto, see in bold in signature below:
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  2. mralias

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    I'm jealous. I WANT ONE!
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    Hello

    It did a good job. See finished results

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  4. DexterDay

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    I'm not even gonna lie about this one.. My Husky (same model) burned up 2 yrs ago and I bought the same DeWalt compressor. Been over 2 yrs now and still works awesome.
  5. Don2222

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    Cool Beans Dexter! Thanks for your info. All the husky tools fit so we are cooking with gas now!
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    Just burned one of those DeWalt's up. Think the connecting rod in the pump broke. Promptly went and bought another just like it. The first one lasted 4 years of daily, all day, outdoor use in temps ranging from sub-zero to 90° and in rain and snow. Can't complain about that.

    Used to always use gas powered compressors, but there is usually power on site now and ga$ i$ expen$ive(if you hadn't noticed).
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    I'm still using a 18 Gal. 150 PSI cheapo from Harbor Freight...think it was $79.00 on sale. 3 years and running fine. After all. it's just air right?
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    Ohhh nay nay...There is a big difference between Harbor Freight air and Dewalt air. It's like hardwood pellets vs softwood pellets, Light beer vs regular beer..and so on
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    X2, The Harbor Freight is probably fine for blowing out pellet stoves, but when using air intensive tools like a die grinder they do not keep up. That is the difference.
  10. DexterDay

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    The 200 PSI rating helps a lot too :)

    When I clean out a stove, saw, etc? The added pressure really helps to clean it up... :cool:

    200 psi is much different than 150 psi. Different "air" pressure.

    Just sayin ;)
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    X2, Also it seems that DeWalt is better quality and may last quite a bit longer!
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    Dry compressors don't last long, wet last forever.
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    Interesting! How do you know which is which?
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    All the above compressors are dry ones. The wet ones are the bigger ones which requires oil added to the air system. The OIL-LESS(oil-free) compressors = dry compressors!
    Just saying but i've been known to be wrong at times, especially BEER time!!!!
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    Maybe some day I'll get all those professional tools like you guys have and then I can be a "real" pro. Maybe even a "Master"
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    Actually they require oil in the crankcase of the compressor pump. Belt driven 2 cylinder oil type is the way to fly if you want dependability and performance. my .02
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    Master Sensei Williamson. Has a nice ring to it. ::-)
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    If dependability is critical, I recommend Ingersol Rand screw type compressors - one as a backup - with multiple air dryers. Then you can go really crazy and program automatic compressor and dryer switching based on the output air pressure.

    It sounds like your new compressor should fit your needs perfectly. Nice looking unit too. I've always had good luck with DeWalt equipment. Congratulations on your excellent new toy.

    100_0626.JPG Compressor Screen.jpg
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    Thanks ScotL

    Looks like that computerized compressor is way out of my price range!

    I was also wondering if abrasion blasting with the right aluminum-oxide grits or sodal blasting would be economically feasible?

    http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...um-oxide-abrasive-blasting-grit-prod1263.aspx
    Sure would be alot faster!
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    New abrasion blasting equipment can be quite expensive. But, I bet you could find used hardware at a decent price. Building a little booth like the one used in the video on that site you linked would also protect your lungs.
    Sand blasting does use a lot of air. It also does a better job of getting into hard to reach areas and I think you'd be impressed with the end results. I've done some sand blasting on equipment before and it really does make the final paint job a whole lot nicer.
  23. smoke show

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    yep. I was referencing homeowner/small business type equipment.
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    I know. This is just a new automated system that we designed and built ourselves, and I did all the programming, so that greatest of all sins - pride - got the better of me. I couldn't help but to brag a little. It is pretty cool how it works though. No more downtime due to an air compressor or air dryer failure.
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    I bought mine 100 yrs ago, it will say some where in the specs, oil less. A wet will list 20 w non-detergent oil.

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