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Discussion in 'Compressors' started by jord001, May 30, 2020.


  1. jord001

    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Hi Folks, Brain picking time.

    My old faithful 25l garage compressor is not switching off at 115psi. I am guessing its the pressure switch but I've never changed one, so I'm asking if anyone has and how easy was it. This is like my compressor so you can see what type of switch it is. This is a much newer version of mine as I got mine in 1994 so its well old. same looking switch black box thing on it though. All help welcome.

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    Lee
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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Thanks herb, will have a look, its just my ocd or whatever making me check a million times

    Lee
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    I bought one three weeks back same size, turned it on last sunday morning left garage to make a coffee and im thinking jeez when is that going to shut down, within 3 secs emergency blow off valve kicked in (Thanks to all things Holy) ..... not much quality kicking around the world these days except us older guys here lmao
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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Sorry folks, I didn't update this thread.

    I did get a cheap pressure shut off valve and with a bit of fiddling about and almost having to take the whole compressor apart to get the old one off, I changed the valve/switch and put the new one on with a second air outlet. Works ok apart from a little air leak which I have since fixed. All good again.

    Lee

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