Received my new Omega compressor, initial response to it.

Forums Air Tanks, Pumps, Compressors, & Filters Received my new Omega compressor, initial response to it.

  • Views : 2542
  • Link

    scubajeeper
    Participant
    Member

    I’m a diver, the shop I deal with stays on top of their compressor, it is their livelihood, they are not going to fill their tanks or their customers tanks with air that is not E rated, E rated air is for breathing. I’ve had the same tanks for 10 years and many at the dive shop are over 30 years old. Scuba tanks have to have a visual inspection every year, if you’re getting moisture in your tank you will have corrosion. I get to see inside my tanks when this done, I know I’m getting good air for my gun, and more importantly, for me. I’m sure the Omega is a good compressor, you just need to make sure you bleed it properly, and if I had one, I would add a filter to it.
      
     

    Link

    AZSteve
    Participant
    Member

    I live in southern Arizona and it is pretty dry around here most of the year.  Summer brings the rain and more humidity (which I am not a big fan of).  I bought an Omega Super Charger from AoA in March and am very happy with its performance so far.  It tops off my 100cf tank from 3000 psi to 4500 psi in just over an hour and is quiet.  I have mine in the garage, which is right on the other side of the family room wall and can only hear a low hum when it is running.  One accessory that I bought just for piece of mind is the Diablo Dry Air System.  It is a simple inline filter that connects via foster fittings between the compressor and tank.  It requires no special tools and only takes a couple of seconds to install.  The desiccant is removable and can be dried in the oven and reused.   It is listed on AoA’s website for $179.95.  With the amount of money I have invested in my airguns and accessories, I think it is better to be safe than sorry.  I have used hand pumps for years (so did Popeye and look at his arms) and the day I bought the Omega was the happiest day of my airgunning life.  Hopefully it will provide years of reliable fills.

    Link

    scubajeeper
    Participant
    Member

    Sounds like you have the right combination . 

    Link

    Rchr
    Participant
    Member

    Am I missing something? Somebody correct me if I’m wrong but I thought this unit is supposed to drain itself at whatever interval of time you set it to do so.  

    Link

    pheelgood
    Participant
    Member

    Omega makes 2 versions.

    • The super charger where you can set it to drain for a specific amount of time on a set schedule (Example: .5 sec every 30 minutes)
    • Air charger supply station which has no automatic draining system.

    Hope that helps

    Link

    Rchr
    Participant
    Member

    Thanks, that is what I was missing, didn’t know there was another version.

    Is there a big price difference?

    Link

    pheelgood
    Participant
    Member

    400 bucks.  1395 vs 1795

    Link

    frambonian
    Participant
    Member

    “pheelgood”400 bucks.  1395 vs 1795

    
Exactly….I was just emailing back and forth with Jim at Precision Air Guns about these two models.  Here is what he shared with me:

    They are both water cooled.  The cabinet model ($1,800.00) has automatic air purge, while the other one $1,300.00 you have to do manually with a thumb screw.  The cabinet model also has a nicer on/off switch.  The non cabinet model you unplug when you are finished with it.  The non cabinet model actually pumps slightly faster.

    https://www.precisionairgunsandsupplies.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=392

    Side note:  I have spent thousands with Jim and he has always been honest and 100% accurate.  He tells it like it is and is more interested in getting you the right product versus just selling you something and taking your money.  Highly recommended,  If you are looking for more info, contact Jim.  He’s the man. http://www.precisionairgunsandsupplies.com
     

    Link

    Jr_Explorer
    Participant
    Member

    Back in the day my friend would paint his own cars at home (i.e. outside, no paint booth) and I was the side-kick/helper.  We had two nemeses…  These little tiny gnats that would fly into the paint stream and hit the paint and water droplets making it all the way down the hose and to the gun resulting in water droplets being shot with the paint.  When painting all day the tank on the compressor would even get to 100+ degrees so the compressed air would retain the moisture like crazy and the water vapor would go right through a conventional water separator as vapor.  I solved this problem by creating a “radiator” out of 1/2″ copper pipe (maybe 6-8 feet cut into 1 foot and 3 inch lengths) and sweated it all together to fold back and forth.  We put a 10 foot section of hose from the compressor to the radiator and then put the radiator in a cooler filled with ice.  This condensed all the water out in the radiator and only dry air made it to the gun.

    I’ve been thinking that with a shoe box compressor (one that uses shop air as a first stage) this system would work GREAT.  And the cold input air into the shoe box should increase it’s efficiency and speed up fills.  Let me know if any of you try it.

    So I guess the question is can one rig an Omega to accommodate a medium pressure (100-125 psi) first stage?

    WARNING ! ! !  Do NOT try to make a copper radiator for the high pressure air side!  Copper and sweated fitting are NOT going to hold 3,000 – 4,500 psi air.  That is not a radiator.  That is what is called a grenade!  Please don’t kill yourself with a mis-application of this concept.

    Link

    RandyW
    Participant
    Member

    AZSteve beat me do it. But if you want extra protection then the Diablo Dry Air System would be the route I would take.
    I know Joe always brings up air channeling :) But I’m pretty sure there is going to be channel on any unit with 4500PSI
    going through it.

    I’m pretty new to PCP’a just got my first one a Day State a couple of weeks ago. I also ordered a Tiger Shark from Joe
    the closest dive shop to me only goes to about 3500PSI, there is a paintball place that does 4500 but I’m a little leery
    of using them. I almost got a super charger  from Jim but after doing the math I decided on having Sheldon’s rebuild a 
    Kidde unit used in the military. The Kidde does 2.4 a minute if you translate that to an hour it would be 132CFH which 
    which would what about 5 times faster than the Omega’s. I ordered the smallest one I could get so I could use a
    110V 30A line. The only problem is it won’t be ready till some time in August.  Almost went with the new DayState
    model but would have taken almost the same amount of time to special order it.  According to Mr. Sheldon no extra
    moisture filter would be needed just filter repack kits and Linde 13x drying agent. 

    Anyway if anyone can recommend a safe place to get air in SE MI I’m all ears.

     

    Link

    billydjann
    Participant
    Member

    Water was always on my mind while filling my tanks…
    So what I do, I use a 50 foot hose and roll it into a 5 gallon bucket and fill with cold  water…
    Then I have the air go thru a filter and then thru a Desiccant Dryer filter  and then into my shoebox.
    I do not have any issues with water vapor in my air tank or gun.

    sorry about getting a little off thread

    Link

    fred27022003
    Participant
    Member

    I’ve seen high pressure vessel explode, and or the damage as a result of it.    Not a good thing.     Propane tank will kill you.  Seen two victims.    These air tanks can shred your face on a lucky day.   Do the math on the shard velocities.

    Link

    fred27022003
    Participant
    Member

    pay attention to Neil.    He’s Pretty clever, for a Limey.

Viewing 13 posts - 21 through 33 (of 33 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.