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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:23 pm 
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Alright, I've mentioned this before, but here's my dilemma: I rent a house, so 220V service is not an option. We plan to buy a house in the future, but possibly not for another 3 - 5 years. So whatever blast setup I go with I will have to live with until then. My plan is to by a ~30 gallon, 110V compressor and run it with a pressure pot and a tiny nozzle. Not Ideal I know, but I'm prepared to live with it.

Question: given the option between these two compressors, is the improvement I would see with the more expensive unit really worth double the price?

*Option 1: Craftsman Professional, 27 gallon, 150 max PSI, 7.2 cfm @ 40 PSI, 5.8 cfm @ 90 PSI - normally ~$650, Craig's List Special at $350 (new/good condition)

*Option 2: Quincy, 26 gallon, 135 max PSI, 8.3 cfm @ 40 PSI, 7.3 cfm @ 90 PSI - $700 to $750 depending on source

If I go with the Quincy, am I going to be SOOO GLAD that I spent twice as much on it? Thanks for your thoughtful responses, sarcasm, and/or insults.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:08 pm 
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Do you have the option to try out a setup before you buy the compressor? Or know someone nearby whom you can visit and use their setup? I started with a compressor like that and it was like trying to cut a tree down with a butter knife. The best thing you can buy as an accessory to either of those is a crapload of patience.

There are also gas-powered compressors you could consider that will have the power without the wiring needed. I had a 21 gallon compressor to start with and I spent 30 seconds blasting and then 5 minutes waiting for the compressor to catch up. Maybe a pressure pot will help, but I'd rather drive an hour to blast pipes once a month somewhere else, rather than sitting around waiting for the compressor all day.

You may also be able to run an extension cord from your dryer or stove as they are commonly 220v already.

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