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Old 07-23-2019, 04:28:06 PM
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While coming back to the shop yesterday in the pouring rain I spotted this at the curb. Its an Apache compressor with what looks like an LCT?? engine on it. They must have forgotten bulk trash pick up was over last month. I drained the 90% water from the tank and carb and installed a new NGK plug and it fired off and runs great. Now what to do with it lol
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Great score. Could always cruise new construction sites with a for sale sign on it. I figure any running gas engine compressor ought to fetch $250-$300.
There is always Craigs list. Unless you might need a new roof, in which case it would be well worth hanging on to.
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Check to make sure the tank is not cracked or has pin holes in the bottom.

Often, these compressors are neglected and the condensate is not drained from the tank.

What appears to be a good find may be a catastrophe.
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Great score. Could always cruise new construction sites with a for sale sign on it. I figure any running gas engine compressor ought to fetch $250-$300.
There is always Craigs list. Unless you might need a new roof, in which case it would be well worth hanging on to.
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I was thinking Craigs etc as I already have one of these I use from time to time. I'll most deff move it down the road as I'm starting to stock pile stuff given to me or I find and have run out of room. There's gonna be a bunch of generators, mowers and a compressor for sale soon lol.

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Check to make sure the tank is not cracked or has pin holes in the bottom.

Often, these compressors are neglected and the condensate is not drained from the tank.

What appears to be a good find may be a catastrophe.
The air tanks look good. It actually runs good and hits pop off pressure quickly. I think they tossed it because the tank was very rusty and carb as well. The tank cleaned nice with an etching liquid and the carb went into my ultrasonic tank.
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A couple of years ago a friend found something similar. Had a 5 hp Honda that "didn't run". Oil was low.
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Default Re: Found at the curb

And on trash day a couple months ago a guy about 5 houses down the road had a pressure washer next to his trash cans at the street.

Figuring I'd give it a go I loaded it up.
I went at the crudded tank and carb which cleaned up nicely
Now my kid has a nice 3gpm 3500 psi pressure washer. All he had to buy was the hose and wand.
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A couple of years ago a friend found something similar. Had a 5 hp Honda that "didn't run". Oil was low.
A few years ago I picked up a few year old cyclo converter $1500.00 Honda generator at a pawn shop for $50.00 had the same thing lol
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Nice find!
I came into a small direct drive jobby, the guy was using it for stenciling logos, said "motor cuts in and out a lot more than it used to and the paint's going all splodgy it's no bloody use!"
I emptied about 40lt of water out of the 50lt receiver, gave the compressor sump a clean and new oil and away she went.

That's what you get when every tom dick and harry can go and buy things at the big-box store. Works for me!
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Well the compressor went on its way today. $150.00 on Craigs and I didnt even replace the missing gas tank. Showed him it ran with a make shift tank and made pressure and popped off and he was happy as a clam. On to the next curbside find.......
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