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Thinking of diving into the compressor money pit..

Discussion in 'Compressors, Boosters & Blending Systems' started by stiebs, Jul 20, 2021 at 9:48 AM.

  1. -JD-

    -JD- Eclecticist ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Greater Philadelphia, PA
    I agree - I was assuming a single load on the circuit. I was commenting more on the oddity of allowing receptacles and device wiring that are rated (sometimes significantly) lower than the protective breaker.
  2. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Appalachia

    Famous quotes from people who buy a compressor.
    rob.mwpropane and rhwestfall like this.
  3. stiebs

    stiebs Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    So shifting this thread back from a potential hole of electrical discussion ...

    This compressor that I'm looking at seems to be of an early 2000's vintage, and has mostly likely been running mineral oil all its life. Based on prior threads (albeit some 10+ years old) mineral oil is frowned upon for continuous mixing nitrox, and I haven't come across anything conclusive about changing from mineral to synthetic. Is it sufficient changing to synthetic, continuing to change oil on shorter cycles until most of the carbon deposits are flushed out, or does it require a pull-down and thorough clean?

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