I will agree the more CFM the better. However most of my winterizations are completed during the initial secure so time is not an issue as I pressurize while doing other tasks. With that being said I use my 6 gallon pancake electric compressor because it’s small and lite weight. It can also run on my small Honda generator if no power is available so it makes it very user friendly to tote around and takes up less space in the truck. While the more CFM is better for good long blasts of air to remove the water, if your filling the hot water tank up with air during the winterization this becomes a giant holding tank for the air and basically eliminates the need for the big CFM compressor. If I’m only there to complete a winterization, then this compressor can be on the slow side but it does the job just fine. Just my thoughts, but you know what they say. Opinion's are like Butt holes, everyone's got one and they all stink. :thumbsup:BPWY said:The more CFM your compressor turns the better of a job it'll do.
Robs660 said:I have the max power lite 400 and it's all you ever need. I can run 3 framing guns at the same time, a whole bunch of finish guns and with the inverter it will run on small generator or really bad commercial power. Yes it's pricey but it works in 100 degree or 5 degree temps and as long as you don't park it in a puddle it's built to run forever
YOU WIN!Robs660 said:I have the max power lite 400 and it's all you ever need. I can run 3 framing guns at the same time, a whole bunch of finish guns and with the inverter it will run on small generator or really bad commercial power. Yes it's pricey but it works in 100 degree or 5 degree temps and as long as you don't park it in a puddle it's built to run forever
mt4closure said:YOU WIN!
That thing is arguably the best portable air compressor known to man!
I only use gas powered "wheelbarrow" type compressors (w/ Honda motors).
Most of them don't specify, they usually say 4cfm or more. I've seen guys use a little pancake, hooked it up ran for 15min.d+jhomeservices said:from my understanding i dont know of any company wanting you to use electric air compressors,they just dont do the job,i also use the wheelbarrow type gas compressor
GaryArf said:I agree with the bigger the better. While we are on this subject of gas compressors verses electric I had an issue today with my military gas compressor. Since it's gas and needs to run outside, AND being in MN. in the winter, it was 10 degree today and my hose froze up :sad: luck had it that the job was heated and three stories (including the basement) I was able to bring one end up to the top floor and dangle the rest into the basement and reverse my shop vac after it thawed and blow it out... I would have been screwed if this job wasn't heated. An electric compressor could have been inside...
What have you done to get the water out? ( I haven't a heated garage.) :sad:
Shouldn't be bad. I like the V style compressor heads better though. They stay cooler when it's hot out. Don't know where your at in Iowa but i have 2 of these Titans. They are a GREAT compressor. Never an issue with them. One is 4 yrs old and has done over 600 wints without any issues. The other i just broke in this week. It is in my new truck after sitting under the bench in the shop for 16 months. Started 1st pull!!SwiftRes said:Thoughts on this one? Looking to get a different compressor.