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Re: Re[2]: Air compressors yet again.

To: Brian Evans <>
Subject: Re: Re[2]: Air compressors yet again.
From: "W. R. Gibbons" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 14:13:47 -0500 (EST)
On Thu, 21 Nov 1996, Brian Evans wrote:

> I have a little 2 hp machine that I'd like some advice on.

> What would the effect on compressor operation be if I went to a larger
> motor.  The 1 hp motor runs the thing ok in warm conditions, but can't start
> in cold weather (solution for the last 5 years has been not to work in cold
> weather!). Are extra hp just thrown away, like extra octane in gas?  I've
> been told that the compressor head is what makes all the difference, but ???

Dunno about the effect of a larger motor, but the way it runs sounds as 
if the previous owner might have tried to up the output by putting a 
smaller pulley on the compressor.  I suspect that because I had a little 
compressor I did that to, and it ran just as you say yours does.

   Ray Gibbons  Dept. of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
                Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
        (802) 656-8910

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