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YONG HENG Air Compressor Question's

Forums Air Tanks, Pumps, Compressors, & Filters YONG HENG Air Compressor Question's

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    tosouthern66
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    To: My Fellow Air gun Nation Friends

     Is it worth buying one of these compressors? My background is as fallows: I own two PCP air guns now. My intention when I bought The Maximus was to do some target shooting but that has not happened as much as I would like and now I have a P-Rod. I do have a knock off hand pump that I have used to fill both guns, not an easy task for an old out of shape vet. I bought a Benjamin 90 Cu" tank which I have had now going on 2 years has not been filled once due to the lack of places in my area willing to fill it. I found a paintball field that says they can fill it for me but it is a 40min drive one way. I plan to see what it will cost me on gas and fill cost this weekend. But I have been looking at these compressors! I have watched and re-watched so many YouTube videos on these that I am now not sure if it is for me? How are they on quality? Looking for average air gunners opinions on this. I know the more you use something the more it will wear out. Sorry if this is long winded but I am lost in the woods and have not seen the path that leads out!  Thanks all

     

     

     

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    efrobert
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    My first tank was the Benjamin 90cu, and I bought a Yong Heng to fill it. That was a couple years ago. I have three 45min SCBA tanks along with the 90cu now, and the Yong Heng has worked perfect to keep everything filled. I replaced the water pump with a bigger one and had to replace the pressure gauge, and added a oil, water separator. but that’s it. It’s worth it imho.

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    toku58
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    You need to make sure to have dry air!  My P-rod got rusted inside in less than a year using a hand pump.  
    I’m on my 4th P-rod.

    I like my Yongheng compressor. Well worth the money. But make sure you get oil/water separator for it to ensure dry air goes into your tank.

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    JimNM
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    Both of your guns are small capacity air reservoir.  I would suggest the Xisico GS X2 pump. It does not need water cooling or oil changes.

    I have both YH and Xisico.  For your needs,

    https://www.amazon.com/GX-Portable-Compressor-Oil-Free-Paintball/dp/B07XYRS15R/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3JBCSNNP4R98N&dchild=1&keywords=gx+cs2+pcp+air+compressor&qid=1591719915&sprefix=gx+cs2%2Caps%2C197&sr=8-2

     

    I have the auto stop, slight more fancy Xisico…

    https://www.amazon.com/GX-Compressor-Auto-Stop-Water-Oil-Separator/dp/B0819ZH85H/ref=mp_s_a_1_2_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=gx+cs3+pcp+air+compressor&qid=1617841933&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzS1RJUFlPTVlEV1ZGJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNzAxMDI1MUxDUFFERlIwT1JMSiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNzI3Mzk1WVlTN1dBOUxORE1QJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfcGhvbmVfc2VhcmNoX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

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    bodysurfer44
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    Just started with my Yong Heng so far so good! Total investment around $400 bucks. I hate driving so itd be worth it in my opinion. 

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    TonyG
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    I have the Yong heng and have no problems but I must admit that the GX cs2 at Amazon looks good and gets good reviews plus a good separator for the YH will run you another $75. It’s great being able to provide you own air when you want it.

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    biohazardman
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    If you are thinking about a Yong Heng then my advice is just do it.  These are designed and built to last for much longer than the usual 20 hour lifetime of any of the water-less oil-less compressors around.  These disposable units do have their place though for being 12V so you can fill when you are out and about. You just need to use them sparingly.

     

    Edited and Current 3/21

    Here is my standard post to all things Yong Heng hope it is helpful.

    The Yong Heng "Simple" version least expensive does not have a water separator you need one.

    The "Auto Stop" version shuts off near 3000psi probly not a good thing for most people.

    So you likely want the "Hardcover" or "Set Pressure" versions your choice on the 110V or 220V.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32824234795.html?spm=a2g0o.store_home.productList_13760454.subject_2

    Never start them under pressure.   I should have put this in here sooner.

    Give them a dedicated 15amp outlet 20 would be better.  They draw a bit of juice on start up especially the brand new ones.  Don’t Use an extension cord unless it is short and has an honest 15+ amp rating.  Preferably 12ga wire so you will not have problems.

    Keep them cool and filled with oil.  ISO 46 may no longer be recommended although I used it for a year without failure.   I am currently using the Husky Brand Synthetic or synthetic blend oil, found at Home Depot, for two years now without a problem.  Top it off to the red circle in the sight glass. 

    Don't push your air fill past the compressor’s spec which is 4350psi.  A little less is usually better than the max, and the Yong Heng should last for years unless you get a bad one.

    I did my first oil change at about an hour, it was extremely dark colored.  I went far longer, between changes, after that.

    I have two YH compressors bought the second as a backup for the first as I, fergot to turn on the coolant pump several times and, overheated it until it smoked.  It did not like it but it continued to run just fine.  Still I did not trust it after that.  I added a switched outlet, to the system, so it turns the pump on before the compressor will power up to keep me from doing that from now on.

    The second one, my back up unit, died in about two months bad QC from the factory.  Cost me $12 for a new second stage piston and an hours’ time to replace it.  Then to add insult to injury  I fergot to put oil in, the latest unit after I put it back together, and ran it for a couple of minutes without any.  So I filled it with oil and it fired up and somehow still werqs fine. The #1 unit that I was worried about, cuz I overheated it so many times, just kept on filling my guns and tanks till I got #2 repaired and retired it. 

    I do not fill past 4200psi as when I do, all too often, I blow a burst disc.  This may not happen on the first or second fill but soon thereafter it will.

    The temperature sensor only measures head temperature so running it much over 20-30 minutes can overheat the motor and other parts even if ice is used in the coolant.  Ice or a container of it, in the coolant, is a good idea especially if you are like me and do not use the full five gallons of water as suggested in the manual.

    Keep your water supply level with the compressor to be kind to the pump and assure a good supply of coolant goes through the compressor.

    I recently started using this Red Line water treatment after I noticed algae growth in my 2.5 gallon water bucket every few months.  It seems to have stopped or significantly slowed the algae growth.  I will know more in a few months.

    https://www.autozone.com/antifreeze-radiator-additives-and-windshield-wash-fluid/coolant-water-wetter-additive/red-line-water-wetter-super-coolant-12oz/486218_0_0

    Keep your moisture filters, guns and tanks being filled above the compressor to help keep the moisture out.

    Purge the system of moisture, using the screw valves on both sides of the compressor, for a couple of seconds every five minutes while in use.

    Change out your small YH filter every twenty minutes and set the old one out to dry and reuse later.

    Add a better filter if needed to be sure more moisture and any oil smell is removed from the system.  Many of us use this Tuxing three media filter although, if you feel the need, you can change media types at any time.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32891898253.html

    A smaller one will probly do for some.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000960926898.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.2a034c4dL0nrJU

    Possibly a filter similar to this if humidity is high in your area and your desiccant filters have to be replaced often.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/30MPa-High-Pressure-Air-Filter-Oil-Water-Separator-For-Air-Pump-Air-Tank/402600939671?hash=item5dbce2d097:g:pRoAAOSwy41f00pY

    Bleed the pressure before you turn the unit off and let it run a few seconds to get the better part of the moisture out of the system.  I have found that I blow less burst discs if I bleed before shutting down so I do this religiously.

    Let the coolant pump run for a few minutes after shutdown to cool things off.

    Info on the radiator install.

    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/yet-another-yong-heng-mod/?referrer=1

    Here is a video on how to fill a SCBA tank.

     

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    tosouthern66
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    Thanks for the info! Going to continue thinking about it. If I can get to where it is easier to fill my air guns I might go out shooting more. Some of you were talking about a water/oil separator, what would be the one you all recommend? Also are we talking compressor intake or fill hose before the air gun?

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    biohazardman
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    Compressor fill hose before the gun.  The others put on the input side don't werq so well.  Many use one the units In my post above.  Which one depends on your environment.  If you purge the unit while it's running often enough and change the little Yong Heng filter out every twenty or so minutes it will keep the moisture down to a minimum so you media filters will last awhile. If you are in a very humid place you probly need the water separator type of filter.

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    tosouthern66
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    biohazardman

    Compressor fill hose before the gun.  The others put on the input side don't werq so well.  Many use one the units In my post above.  Which one depends on your environment.  If you purge the unit while it's running often enough and change the little Yong Heng filter out every twenty or so minutes it will keep the moisture down to a minimum so you media filters will last awhile. If you are in a very humid place you probly need the water separator type of filter.

    Thanks for the info and links. I live in Deep South Texas so humidity is very high year round. I might be hitting you up after I get one to get help with setting it up. Not sure when I will get one but I am leaning that way more! Thanks again to all of you!!

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    airgunnerca
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    My set up … Work great … I’m happy with this …

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    Saltlake58
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    Is it worth buying one?  Absolutely.  When I bought mine, it opened a whole world based on unlimited air.  I spent hours tuning, better understanding my gun, etc.  No worries about whether I have time to have the tanks filled or arguing with some high school student at the paintball shop who refuses to fill to 4500 because it's too dangerous.  Gave me control of the hobby.  Yes, I highly recommend having your own compressor.

    Understand it's a cheap compressor.  The top of the piston disintegrated in mine after about 6 months of use.  Spent 3 months waiting for parts from China (Ali Express) before I got it back up and running.  I really missed it while it was down, but at below $300 these days, I still consider it well worth the money.  Great investment.

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    Rodeo
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    When I started shooting pcp's I used a hand pump.  Then I got a second rifle and started shooting more often.  Then I started tuning my rifles.  Then I "supercharged" my hand pump by feeding it with compressed air (really cut down on the amount of pumping).  Then I got a third rifle……

      The Young Heng was purchased not long after that.  REALLY wish that I had gotten the YH much earlier.  Just think about how much more shooting you are going to do without the toil of pumping.  Having a readily available air supply will also open new doors for future pcp purchases.  You know you can't stop at just one (or two, or three, or four…) 

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    dizzums
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    i'd say yes, definitely worth getting one AND a larger 2nd tank, the small one is good to have to tho .. the more mechanically inclined you are the better luck youll have with the sue young .. its made to get the job done for poor people but dont expect it to take care of itself ..

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    Chickenthief
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    The biggest problem with YH's are the throughput of saturated air/water even if bled off every 5 min!

    You simply need a HP moisture filter, and the bigger the better + get used to change it often! Before/pre that use the supplied "oiltrap" filter thingy. Silicagel hates to get soaked in oil!

    Above good cooling! Lots of water is ok (direct flow from the tap is fine and need no more chilling, unless you live in the deep south and have a watertower!). Ice makes it way better and the add on of a PC cooler (to an icechest configuration) is the bees knees.

    Dont run that sucker for prolonged periods of time! It will burn itself to death. Have a beer break every 30-45min and let the compressor cool for at least 10min. Add a fan it'll work for you.

     

    If you adhere to these simple rules then a YH should do fine for a long long time 🙂

     

    Goddamn misspellings i did'nt catch

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    toku58
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    Because of how fast it fills you need a good water/oil separator. 

    I use the small one that comes with the compressor as a pre-moisture trap before it enters the gold one with silica beads. 

    I can't stress enough how important it is to remove as much moisture as possible. (I've had guns fail due to internal rusting.)
    Oh the foster fitting that comes with the compressor is crap!! I blew out the O-rings on my second fill of my 30min carbon fiber bottle. (That fitting has double O-rings) 

    I'm going to try and build a better moisture separator later when I have the time.

    I use anti freeze/coolant in the water tank to prevent corrosion inside the compressor.  Helps to keep the temp a bit lower also.

    The Auto-stop feature is good but the compressor shakes so much that it really is a crap shoot if it will stop at the desired pressure.  I'm going to try and relocate the unit to a remote location so it's more useful.

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    tosouthern66
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    I want to thank you all for the information you have supplied! Been trying to figure out who on EBay who to get one from. I have been bitten several times on ebay in the past. Can not afford getting screwed again.

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    tosouthern66
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    Update:

    Order my YH Compressor and a water/oil separator. Hope this ends up being a good one! Thanks again all!!!!

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