Nomad II quick unboxing and first fill

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    Bob_O
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    No worries STO.

    Did a full top off of the Crown yesterday, from 140 to 240…..took 7min 20sec…..I think that's pretty close to advertised.

    Also got the male-to-male adapter so I could use the hose from my tank with the hose from the compressor…..way more convenient this way.  Now I can flip the gun over to look at the pressure gauge while it's filling if I want to.

    Also makes it easier to hook up and the gun doesnt have to be right next to the compressor.  This will make it way easier when charging from the car once I get around to doing that.

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    Bob_O
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    Still going strong.

    When I bought this compressor, it was my intent to use it as much as possible in a few weeks, being if it was going to fail quickly, I wanted it to happen in the 30-day return period.

    Turns out I only filled the Crown about 10 times, which hardly amounted to the use I thought I'd make of it in a few weeks, mostly due to the weather not being good. And you can only do so much shooting over the chronograph.

    So I decided to give it some time doing incremental fills of my tank.  I did two 12-minute runs with zero issues. That's equal to a bit more than 3 full fills on the Crown. 

    Load meter never went over 24. I gave it a 5-minute rest with compressor fans running between those sessions.  I've also added silicone oil at the intervals spelled out in the manual.  I also just tonight purged the moisture and oil per the manual.

    One thing I noticed, as far as adding the drops of silicone oil, is prior to purging the moisture relief valve, the oil would never disappear in the hole….it just seemed to sit there.

    After I purged the moisture and oil, I added a couple drops and this time the oil went right in like I think it should.

    Note that I did not attempt to fill my tank, as that was not my intent.  I just wanted to get more time on the compressor.  My tank was down to 3,600psi and these two sessions got it up to around 3,900 psi.

    My 30 days will be up in just over a week, but the compressor has shown no signs of any issues so chances are it is good to go for the long haul!!

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    STO
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    Bob_O

     I also just tonight purged the moisture and oil per the manual.

    One thing I noticed, as far as adding the drops of silicone oil, is prior to purging the moisture relief valve, the oil would never disappear in the hole….it just seemed to sit there.

    After I purged the moisture and oil, I added a couple drops and this time the oil went right in like I think it should.

     

     

    This is worth highlighting. 

     

    Do you leave both valves open when the compressor isn't in use? I always do, figure it'll let it drain slowly rather than blasting water and silicone oil all over the floor. Maybe I'm crazy though. 

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    Bob_O
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    No, I hadn't considered it.  Doesn't seem like it would hurt anything.  

    Some moisture and oil came out, not a lot and nowhere near what I expected.  I also checked the moisture filter and it looked brand new.  This was only after about one hour of run time.

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    Bob_O

    I"m also currently interested in this compressor very much for my fill needs out on the farm while pesting.  I've been doing a lot of reading and watching videos on this Nomad II.  Everything so far I've read and seen, looks very positive!  I only have two PCPs currently, my Cricket .25 and my Wildcat .22.  The more I read about this compressor the more I want it! Thanks for the review and your take on it.  I'm sure I'll end up pulling the trigger on this real soon!

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    Bob_O
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    It's still doing great!  I just sold my CF tank and will be using this exclusively.  

    I keep a log in the back of the manual for each fill, writing down the date, run time, and peak load.  This way I can properly track maintenance intervals, which I also put in the log.

    Hopefully with proper care this will be reliable for a couple of years.

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    Bob_O

    It's still doing great!  I just sold my CF tank and will be using this exclusively.  

    I keep a log in the back of the manual for each fill, writing down the date, run time, and peak load.  This way I can properly track maintenance intervals, which I also put in the log.

    Hopefully with proper care this will be reliable for a couple of years.

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    I plan on buying one of those vibrating hour meters to put on the compressor when I get it. Great idea though for tracking maintenance with a little more detail info included in your log.

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    STO
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    Just adding my little data point: still love this compressor, and use it often (for winter). No complaints, would recommend so far. It is difficult to impart what an upgrade this has been from a yong heng for me. It just offers a sort of quietness, reliability, and portability that really allows it to replace owning a big tank. 

     

    Honestly my only real surprise about it is that we aren't hearing more about it. 

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    Bob_O

    Did my first maintenance tonight, just three drops of oil.

    Filled the Crown five times while doing chronograph work.  If it wasn't for the compressor, I'd have used up most of the top end capacity of my tank.

    So glad I got the compressor and hope it keeps going strong.

    Bob,

    What's involved in he maintenance (love SuperLube btw) and what does the factory install as far as an output dryer? The delivery of dry air is a particular concern with smaller systems. 

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    Bob_O
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    Just a few drops of silicone oil every 5 fills and purge the moisture relief valve every hour of use I think.  There's one other more involved maintenance that I haven't gotten to that interval yet.

    The output is some type of dense fiber pad/filter that is inline at the beginning of the fill hose.  I checked it once after an hour of operation and it looked brand new.  But I've only used it in my dehumidified basement.  Same with the moisture relief valve…..I've done it twice now and hardly anything comes out.

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    BDX
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    Just watched Tyler's video review of the Nomad. Damn Bob I may have to rethink the the Coltri I'm budgeting for this summer!! At roughly $700 the Nomad may very well do! The only thing I can think of for AirVenturi to add would be an hour meter to log hours of actual pumping. Its a nice unit and very well thought through. 

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    JimNM
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    When you're checking your high density foam filter, take it out of the casing and squeeze it. The first time I did mine it looked good, yet I got several drops of water out of it.  Now I rotate my filter media by swapping out between two different sets. I store them in a ziplock baggie with the desiccant pack.

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    Bob_O
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    Thanks Jim….I'll do that before my next fill. 

    Sounds like a good idea.

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    Wiseguy
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    Just ordered one up! Cant wait to use it! Thanks for this review Bob, this and others made me pull the trigger.  Hope to get good use out of mine and hope to put it through its paces ASAP!

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    Bob_O
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    Nice Wg!!

    I'd like to do a review of it but I still haven't tried it off a battery.

    Filled the Crown four more times and it's chugging right along with zero issues.

    I checked the moisture filter yesterday and it's bone dry.  But I'm filling in my basement where the humidity is low, especially in winter months due to forced air heat and no humidifier.

    Let us know when you get it!

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    bandg
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    Seems I recall the Steve Schally video indicating he saw similar fill times from battery vs. plugged into wall but will be good to hear verification from users.  Sure seems like a nice portable unit that fills well.  Very interesting.

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    Wiseguy
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    Bob_O

    Nice Wg!!

    I'd like to do a review of it but I still haven't tried it off a battery.

    Filled the Crown four more times and it's chugging right along with zero issues.

    I checked the moisture filter yesterday and it's bone dry.  But I'm filling in my basement where the humidity is low, especially in winter months due to forced air heat and no humidifier.

    Let us know when you get it!

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    Sure will!

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    Bob_O
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    Did my first fill from under the hood today.  It was -5*F outside and it worked just fine.  Though I didn't time it, it sounded like it was running a bit slower compared to when plugged into a wall outlet.

    I left the car running during the charge because I was at a remote farm and I didn't want to chance a dead battery and get stranded in the cold.

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    Wiseguy
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    I will definitely be using mine a lot from my truck.  Glad to hear that it filled up your gun with no issues.  Maybe the -5 deg temps have something to do with it pumping a little slower? Or maybe you were just freeeeezing!😬

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    Wiseguy
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    Got mine yesterday! Could not wait to try, topped off the Wildcat .22 in 3min 32 secs! I'm loving it already!

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