Shelden Compressor after 3 months

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    Swing360
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    “blackdiesel”

    “RandyW”I contacted Jim today as well to check on my order. Well I’ve gone from number8 on the waiting list to
    number 3. He said he hurt his back carrying a compressor up from the basement and is a bit behind.
    Hopefully I’ll  have mine around the end of the month. Maybe only one more trip to the dive shop ;)

    If any one on the forum is down around Florida I’ve heard of some great deals on compressor pulled
    from cruise ships some of them as new, for dirt cheap.

    
Can you post the info?  I’m in GA so it’s just a 6-8 hour drive, gas is only $2.35 now :)

    
$2.35!?!?!?!?!?! 😡 That’s the kind of nonsense you keep to yourself! I am paying $3.89!

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    iride
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    When I bought my Sheldon compressor I was on a one or two month waiting list, Worked out perfect as I had to save the money up, Ha,
    If I had to buy over again I would buy another one in a heart beat,
    I am not knocking the china compressors, But I can call Jim up and talk to him as he built my compressor . Just saying.
    Mike

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    regsmeeton
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    I’m on the fence about a compressor. My inclination is to save a bit more money and get a Bauer Jr2, but they’re around four grand. My other thought is to get the Kidde be4 from Jim Shelden for about 2600. My main concern would be service in case of a problem or parts for a rebuild if that became necessary. Does anyone think that buying the parts for a rebuild in advance would be a smart decision? If the estimate of 3000 hours before a rebuild is necessary is correct then it’s probably moot, as I won’t last that long myself!
     Thanks for any feedback,
     Jack

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    RandyW
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    Well there are 115 parts to the hydraulic compressor alone not including the electric motor, moisture unit, plumbing, hardware etc.
    I just received my Sheldon Kidde 2.2 yesterday and was skimming through the manual included with it. I’m a do it yourselfer rebuilt
    my FWB 124 which is shooting better than it ever did. But I don’t think I would ever want to attempt rebuilding this compressor.
    Changing the oil and moisture filter would be about all I would want to tackle.

    The unit as shipped is like 145lbs so I’m waiting for some man power to bring it in from the garage to my basement workshop.
    Once I have it setup I’ll give a update on it.

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    iride
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    Do not fear the Sheldon compressor, The guy is on the up and up and can talk a monkey through a rebuild,
    Jim talks English and if you have a question or a problem he will talk you right through it and have any parts you need ASAP,
    You might get a cheaper china compressor , But have fun getting parts or talking to the guy that built the thing,,,,
    I do not use mine as often as I thought I would , But when I do I am so glad I so glad I bought it.
    If your on the fence on buying a compressor call around and talk to the guys that build them,,
    Not so much to the ones that only sell them and know nothing about the workings of the unit.
    Mike

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    RandyW
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    Well I got mine setup and running. First impressions  very very loud. Second  impression not a unit that will run long on a 110V 30amp line.
    It runs about 15 minutes  before the motor over heats and trips the onboard breaker.  Just about enough time to top off a  tank from 3000
    to 4500. I’ll probably be rewiring it for 220 in the near future, and looking for my shooting ear muffs.
     

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    Greece39
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    Thank you

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