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    Patrick1
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    Thanks folks! Really appreciate the help! I never noticed it on the magazine before………glue works and a little silicone oil after.

    Thanks again!!

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    AriPerklov

    Thanks Patrick1. However, it’s kind of a challenge to find a dry air conditioned room out at range 😉

    Ahhhh…….that IS a problem!!

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    This is wonderful!

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    biohazardman

    That is a HUUUGE amount of werq you did there Steve!  People with Mavericks are really going to appreciate this for sure.  I think they all owe you a big fat Kiss.  On the forehead not the mouth though.  ;^)

    Amen to this! I have a new .22 compact and this will help me enormously! Thanks, Steve!

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    AriPerklov

    Hey guys,

    So I received my "Spritech" orange compressor 2 weeks ago off Amazon and used it for the first time yesterday at the range, twice with no issues :) I have a 2 questions about this compressor if anyone can share from personal experience:

    1. A gentleman at the range stated that when filling his gun with his YongHeng, in order to extend his compressor's "life", once the gun is full, he usually bleeds the air while the compressor is STILL running – then he shuts the compressor off. By doing so, he's making the "turn-off stage" easier on the piston of compressor (instead of hitting the "compressor" button which will turn it off and then bleeding out the air). He compared this to driving a car say, 80mph, and then soddenly turning off the engine at once rather than hitting the breaks, slowing down, coming to a full stop then turning off the engine. It does make since to me, just wondering if anyone has ever tried that with this or with a different  comparable compressor?

    2. Also, since this is an oil-less/waterless compressor and regardless of the manual, what is the max temperature which you'd turn off this compressor at to prevent early failure in C or F?   (I will use silicon oil moving forward, just curious about a recommended max temp for this type of compressors in your opinion:)

    Thanks a lot to anyone able to share!

    Ari

    I have a version of this from R&L Airguns. It works. Answer to #2 is simple…….keep as cool as possible, to the extreme…….. in air conditioned, dry room. 

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    tracker1955

    I don't see any problem with using a very small amount of coolant, I just wouldn't add very much. Between a little coolant and Red Line water wetter, it will help prevent algae from forming in the cooling bucket as well as limit corrosion of the aluminum parts. ( for those who don't change the water each time)

    As a side note, I started out using the full synthetic Husky compressor oil in my YH when it was new, but after experiencing detonation and a broken 2nd stage piston, I moved to a better oil. Yall do as you like, no Royal Purple or Huskey for me, and I no longer get the crackling sound I used to get when I used the Huskey. YMMV.

     

    So, you got ignition(dieseling) from the Synthetic compressor oil? Some of it must have seeped by the rings to the high pressure chamber. Maybe some "lighter ends" in the synthetic? Wow! But……wouldn't the 46 oil cause the same issue? What kind of higher quality oil did you end up using, if I might ask?

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    d-cuttler

    Where can you actually get a drawing and buy internal parts for these air cooled compressors? I have been interested in the versions that have the DC power supply built in, but without a reliable source of parts, and documentation it's a throw away device. 

    If you find them, kindly let me know!

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    fe7565

    Found this Chinese unbranded PCP air compressor sold online at several places.   Are these sold under any brand name?  What is the reliability, etc? 

    -air-cooled, no oil 

    -0.6L or less

    – 30 mins max. run time

     

    Please see my post on this type compressor I got from R&L Airguns. I may have screwed something up in operation of it but parts, except o-ring, blast seals, etc. are hard to find, IMO.

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    tracker1955

    Your best option is soft water but not distilled as the purity of distilled can cause erosion, soft water is free of the calcium and magnesium that causes scale to form, but not so pure as to cause erosion of the cooling jacket and fittings.

    Why not use "antifreeze" with additives to prevent corrosion? Most cars have aluminum blocks cuz they are lighter and aluminum transmits heat (out), better than cast iron.

    Just curious…..

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    Here is a group of photos of my compressor. There is a small hole at the top of the cylinder that is pictured. Can anyone advise if there is supposed to be a screw/spring/valve in there.

    If so, it is, obviously, missing……..so where can I get these parts? Please help……I can't shoot!!

     

    https://imgur.com/a/JV0W3QS

     

     

     

     

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    457.21

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    BTW, If I get the Yong Heng, I want to upgrade on delivery of dry air, now that I better understand the downside of NOT having the dry air. My current use of the R&L unit is not excessive, I don't believe, as I shoot only a few times per week. I am re-reading some other posts on this site to see if I missed something like not using the auto stop, which puts a lot of unnecessary stress on the compressor….so release air before turning off the motor.

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    Cannonball

    I think there is confusion on the compressor you currently have. It’s technically not a shoebox compressor. There used to be a company that made the actual Shoebox compressor, it had Shoebox written on the case it was in. This compressor wasn’t anything like the one you have. You connected it to a standard compressor that would pump to 120 – 150 psi and it boosted the air pressure to around 4500 psi. You have an electric compressor that works on it’s own without an additional compressor needed. I haven’t had one like you currently have and the reviews seem very mixed on them. I feel a Yong Heng is one of the best budget compressors you can buy if you are not wanting to spend the additional money for a Coltri or an Alkin. They are easy to work on and parts are readily available and not expensive. The one I have is about a year old and still works fine. If you can spend the money for an Coltri or Alkin you shouldn’t have any problems and the compressor will last for many years.

    Yeah! My mistake there. Thought all the small, non water cooled ones were called shoebox. I'm new to the PCP stuff and not yet ready to spend $2-3000 for the high end compressors as I am learning, or re-learning about the equipment. Sounds like the Yong Heng is the way to go for me, right now……..if I can find a real Yong Heng with all of the original features, esp the 2nd water drain on the left side of the compressor. Or is this asking too much?

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    dizzums

    if you buy a solid name im sure you'll get a standard warranty of some kind .. your going to pay 2 or 3 times as much though so your not actually gaining jck sht … its not really buyer beware on some of the stuff .. its 'buyer understand' what your buying … basically a low duty cycle semi disposable unit in many cases .. you can get the job done with them and theyll last for quite awhile usually with minor upkeep if the usage is reasonable and theyre treated like theyre light duty … burning up 10 thousand rounds of pellets and filling 5 – 100cf bottles with it a week is not a reasonable expectation if you think its going to last 10 years and 'wears my wawwanty' lol ..

    I only used occasionally(2 times per week) and only to fill the PCPs. I never used for more than a 5-8 minute top off of the guns.

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    Thanks for the reply!

    I have the orange one. My error! I thought all the very small ones were called "shoebox" compressors.

    I have taken the device apart 4-5 times, replace o-rings, etc and the only issue I can see is that there seems to be a small "screw hole" at the top of the cylinder head that is empty. There wasn't a replacement part for this in the kit I got and, of course no schematic to identify all the parts. The only thing I couldn't replace was the ball valve under the top of the piston but I replaced everything else that I had parts for. I have emailed Talon Tunes and R&L to try to get replacement "kits" but I don't know where else to go……

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    Probably will get in trouble for posting the link but…..

    https://www.rlairgunsupply.com/High-Pressure-Air-Items_c_61.html

    The RL Mini-type. Several knock offs to it as well. I have replaced O-rings, cleaned and siliconed what I could but…..not sure what else is wrong!

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    Oh……and how does one KNOW it is a real Yong Heng? There are many knock-offs and versions of the original(that I saw reviewed a year ago.

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    I wish I had read this before I posted! Interesting stuff! With air gunning getting more popular I'd "guess" the compressors will get better(like the guns have!). Right now, though, it seems to be a quagmire!

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    Is there a 1 way valve on the hose or airgun? 

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