Lucky Day Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by #12, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. inwo

    Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2013
    2,416
    314
    doo doo doo lookin out my back door
     
  2. #12

    Thread Starter Expert

    Nov 30, 2010
    18,076
    9,681
    :(

    I got the compressor running. Wiring repairs, high limit switch, head pressure bleed off valve, discharge tube, lots of teflon tape, and then found out the diaphragm on the regulator is punctured. No big deal unless the regulator is part of a 3 piece control casting...and it is. Two gauges and a pressure regulator that I can't get parts for. Redesign the whole control section so I can sell it? Just put a tank pressure gauge on it because I already have a filter and regulator rig installed in the shop?

    This is going to be a, "sleep on it" decision.

    Not happy right now.
    At least I only have $30 in it, so far.
     
  3. Brownout

    Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2012
    2,364
    1,000
  4. #12

    Thread Starter Expert

    Nov 30, 2010
    18,076
    9,681
    That's the high limit switch, not the tank pressure gauge, the delivered pressure gauge, and the regulator for the delivered pressure.
     
  5. inwo

    Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2013
    2,416
    314
    #12 likes this.
  6. tcmtech

    Distinguished Member

    Nov 4, 2013
    2,808
    2,704
    Most any decent hardware store will have a generic pressure switch for around $20 - $25.

    Just find a off the shelf one with the highest factory preset then turn the adjustment spring up further once you get it home.

    Most off the shelf well pump pressure switches with a factory 55 PSI cut out can be turned up to at least double that.

    If not all you need to do is switch out the main spring inside with a heavier one being a low pressure 20/40 PSI water pump pressure switch and a an 150/175 PSI air compressor pressure switch are identical other than the one or two springs inside.;)
     
    shortbus likes this.
  7. Brownout

    Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2012
    2,364
    1,000
    Thought you said you needed a control. If you just need a regulator and some gauges, that's a near no-brainer.
     
  8. #12

    Thread Starter Expert

    Nov 30, 2010
    18,076
    9,681
    How to do it is a no-brainer. The decision is about which way to do it when you find the assembly of gauges and regulator are cast together and unrepairable.

    inwo put up a link to the whole assembly of parts for $4. If I thought they were that cheap, I would have bought one yesterday.
     
  9. inwo

    Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2013
    2,416
    314
    It was an auction though.:(

    I'll check at my Bros. today.
     
Loading...