Tuxing compressor

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    396ranger
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    Got my compressor and it had shipping damage so now I’m waiting for a new front cover since mine got cracked shipping. Mine is the 220 version and it was shipped with a plug for U.S. but it is a 110v and I’m not going to try making one of our standard 110v outlets into a 220v.  To fix it I purchased a length of wire and a 220v plug. Now the fun part, take the cover off the motor and find the back of the power plug and remove wires and hook them to the new wire from the store (12ga extension cord length) and I also added a ground to the cabinet since it did not have one.   To make it look nice I drilled a hole threw the side of the cover next to the factory plug and placed a rubber grommet in the hole and ran the new wire threw it.   It was test ran for a few seconds and worked great. 

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    jimmymc2900
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    Sorry to hear yours got damaged in shipping. I got the new head for mine, When I installed it I found the problem I have had with mine all along. The top grove for the high pressure piston ring is undersize and that is why mine takes so long to pump up. I am going to order a new piston for it. That will make it run as it should. I think. I still runs great and pumps up my rifles just fine.
    Hope they ship your parts fast. The wait has got to be a killer.

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    jimmymc2900
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    The 2 cylinder model I got is something else. It will pump up a 90ci tank from enpty in under 15 min. and top it off from 2000 in under 10 min.

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    Erik
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    “jimmymc2900” I got the new head for mine, When I installed it I found the problem I have had with mine all along. The top grove for the high pressure piston ring is undersize and that is why mine takes so long to pump up. I am going to order a new piston for it. That will make it run as it should. I think. 

    
From where are you buying this piston? And when you say it takes too long, how long are we talking? 

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    “Erik”

    “jimmymc2900” I got the new head for mine, When I installed it I found the problem I have had with mine all along. The top grove for the high pressure piston ring is undersize and that is why mine takes so long to pump up. I am going to order a new piston for it. That will make it run as it should. I think. 

    
From where are you buying this piston? And when you say it takes too long, how long are we talking? 

    
From here. https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/high-pressure-pump-4500PSI-piston-and-rocker/2305020_32790762673.html?spm=2114.12010612.0.0.eEjK2c

    As for how long it takes to pump up. I can plug off the fill hose at the end, start the pump and it will fill the hose up to 3000 in just a few seconds. Then it comes to a stop and will take 3 to 4 minutes to fill it up to 4000psi. That is just the hose. If you look at the new small piston you will see it has 4 ring groves, mine has 2. Only one of them is doing anything. The top ring groove is cut to deep and the ring is not doing anything. What I think is happening, with only one ring it can seal enough to pump up to 3000 just fine but one ring will not seal well enough to pump on up.
    I replace the top ring and it will pump up just fine for a couple times, then back to the very slow above 3000. When I take the head off the top ring is compressed below the outside surface of the piston. The bottom one is not. I have only changed the bottom ring to see if it made any difference. And it didn’t.

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    396ranger
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    Yep waiting sucks.  I did do a search on the web being impatient and found a couple similar compressors as far as the motor goes that are the same with just a different compressor head.  

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    Erik
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    jimmymc2900
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    Yours is the new version. Mine is the first version with the flat top cylinder head. Your head is also different from mine. I ordered  the newest head, but didn’t know about the different piston. So I ordered it. With the updates mine should run like yours. That is the only differences, so I was told. Some of the newest 2 cylinder pumps are coming with I think 6 groves and no rings. They are running a lapped piston. I do not know if that is what they will go to in the single cylinder models. Even with just 2 rings on the high pressure piston. If my top ring grove had not been cut to deep. I don’t think I would have had any problems with it.
    I am very happy with mine. It will pump up my guns with no problems. When I get the new piston it will pump up my small tanks with no problem. For the price of a lower cost PCP, a person can have a compressor. To me it is a no brainer.
    Keep us informed on how yours is doing.

    Jimmy

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    Rlyle531
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    Any further updates on these units?  Anyone else get one?

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    DavidS302
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     Since you had your unit apart do you by chance know the length of the stroke? If you don’t know the length of the stroke do you know the length of the high compression piston?  Any information you could provide would be helpful. Thanks. 

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    jimmymc2900
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    Mine is together right now. When the new piston gets here I will take it apart to install the the piston I’ll measure the stroke then. It will be one day next week.

     

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    DavidS302
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    Thanks, that would be great! 

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    rusty-c
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    “396ranger”Got my compressor and it had shipping damage so now I’m waiting for a new front cover since mine got cracked shipping. Mine is the 220 version and it was shipped with a plug for U.S. but it is a 110v and I’m not going to try making one of our standard 110v outlets into a 220v.  To fix it I purchased a length of wire and a 220v plug. Now the fun part, take the cover off the motor and find the back of the power plug and remove wires and hook them to the new wire from the store (12ga extension cord length) and I also added a ground to the cabinet since it did not have one.   To make it look nice I drilled a hole threw the side of the cover next to the factory plug and placed a rubber grommet in the hole and ran the new wire threw it.   It was test ran for a few seconds and worked great. 

    
So, the compressor works on our two pole 240v?  I was afraid that this was going to that s

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    “396ranger”Got my compressor and it had shipping damage so now I’m waiting for a new front cover since mine got cracked shipping. Mine is the 220 version and it was shipped with a plug for U.S. but it is a 110v and I’m not going to try making one of our standard 110v outlets into a 220v.  To fix it I purchased a length of wire and a 220v plug. Now the fun part, take the cover off the motor and find the back of the power plug and remove wires and hook them to the new wire from the store (12ga extension cord length) and I also added a ground to the cabinet since it did not have one.   To make it look nice I drilled a hole threw the side of the cover next to the factory plug and placed a rubber grommet in the hole and ran the new wire threw it.   It was test ran for a few seconds and worked great. 

    
Why go to all that trouble when you could simply cut the 110V end off the cord they sent and add a 220V plug to it? That is what I did with mine!

    Thurmond

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    396ranger
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    You can do it either way.  I personally wanted to put a ground on the compressor so that is how I did it.    

    Finally got the front cover also.  I ran it and it was having issues pumping air so lucky me I had to take the thing apart. The 2nd stage compressor rings seemed like the stretched wider so I ended up cutting them to the correct shape so they fit in the rings.  I used my finger nail to pick the extra off actually.  Now it pumps just fine and it actually filled my tank faster than I thought.   It is loud but not as loud as a pancake compressor so I’m happy with that also. 

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    rusty-c
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    In short I already have the compressor paid for and on the way and din’t consider that it could be single pole 240v running at 50hz like a good portion of the world outside the US.  I didn’t even consider this when I ordered so I’ve been a bit panicked trying to figure out how to make this work. My wife wouldn’t be happy about the expensive boat anchor in the garage. I have the 220-240v available in the garage for my regular compressor and my thought was that I’d just be able to switch out when I was using one or the other.  

    Like Forest Gump said “Stupid is as Stupid Does,”  this time I exemplified that. So help me out guys…
     

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    396ranger
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    You should be able to do that just cut the cord end off if you didn’t get the correct one and put the same one as your other compressor 

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    rusty-c
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    Thanks for your input.  So let me make sure I’m understanding correctly…. If I just cut of the end of the cord and slap the one that matches my outlet I’m good to go.  Thus, I should have no concerns about single or two pole and smoking the unit.

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    396ranger
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    You can check your compressor motor name plate and make sure it is single phase 220v and if it is you are good.  It should have a double braker like your air conditioner.  

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    willy
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    Is their some other place to order the Tuxing compressor? besides Ali express? I caint seem to get past all the pass words.I dont see them on E-bay eather? Thanks Willy

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