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Old November 27th 06, 11:43 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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More on the continuing saga of the inherited compressor........

Finally managed to track down an exploded view of the compressor and found
out that I am missing a couple of reed valves........now I know I can buy
them, but am wondering if I can just make a couple.

From what I understand they usually are comprised of spring steel, so
todays questions a

Typical steel gauge?
Are they a flat unit or do they have curvature to their shape?


Any thoughts on this topic would be much appreciated....thanks. :-)



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Old November 29th 06, 12:36 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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More on the continuing saga of the inherited compressor........

Finally managed to track down an exploded view of the compressor and
found
out that I am missing a couple of reed valves........now I know I can
buy
them, but am wondering if I can just make a couple.

From what I understand they usually are comprised of spring steel, so
todays questions a

Typical steel gauge?
Are they a flat unit or do they have curvature to their shape?


Any thoughts on this topic would be much appreciated....thanks. :-)




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Old November 29th 06, 02:20 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Compressor reed valves


propman wrote:
More on the continuing saga of the inherited compressor........

Finally managed to track down an exploded view of the compressor and found
out that I am missing a couple of reed valves........now I know I can buy
them, but am wondering if I can just make a couple.

From what I understand they usually are comprised of spring steel, so
todays questions a

Typical steel gauge?
Are they a flat unit or do they have curvature to their shape?


Any thoughts on this topic would be much appreciated....thanks. :-)


Just use some feeler gage pieces out of a feeler gage set. The type
that you check points on car or lawn mower of the early days of point
and condenser ign systems.. I have done this before and it works
perfect.

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Old November 29th 06, 05:47 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Compressor reed valves

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propman wrote:
More on the continuing saga of the inherited compressor........

Finally managed to track down an exploded view of the compressor and
found out that I am missing a couple of reed valves........now I
know I can buy them, but am wondering if I can just make a couple.

From what I understand they usually are comprised of spring steel,
so todays questions a

Typical steel gauge?
Are they a flat unit or do they have curvature to their shape?


Any thoughts on this topic would be much appreciated....thanks. :-)


Just use some feeler gage pieces out of a feeler gage set. The type
that you check points on car or lawn mower of the early days of point
and condenser ign systems.. I have done this before and it works
perfect.



Cool....will have to remember this tip. I finally decided to go ahead
and cut some out of galvanised sheet steel I kicking around
here.....worked like a charm. I think though to be on the safe side I
will still order the manufacturers replacement parts.

Thanks for the tip....much appreciated! :-)


CAREFUL! Galv steel will not wear well and may actually delaminate during
that kind of use. It may well also break prematurely after a few hours of
use. The debris could wreak havoc on the piston rings and even the bypass,
etc..
I'd use it only for emergency until the right parts are available. The
hardness of spring steel is required for those reeds.

Pop`





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Old November 29th 06, 06:12 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Compressor reed valves

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propman wrote:
wrote in
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propman wrote:
More on the continuing saga of the inherited compressor........

Finally managed to track down an exploded view of the compressor
and found out that I am missing a couple of reed valves........now
I know I can buy them, but am wondering if I can just make a
couple.

From what I understand they usually are comprised of spring steel,
so todays questions a

Typical steel gauge?
Are they a flat unit or do they have curvature to their shape?


Any thoughts on this topic would be much appreciated....thanks. :-)

Just use some feeler gage pieces out of a feeler gage set. The type
that you check points on car or lawn mower of the early days of
point and condenser ign systems.. I have done this before and it
works perfect.



Cool....will have to remember this tip. I finally decided to go
ahead and cut some out of galvanised sheet steel I kicking around
here.....worked like a charm. I think though to be on the safe side
I will still order the manufacturers replacement parts.

Thanks for the tip....much appreciated! :-)


CAREFUL! Galv steel will not wear well and may actually delaminate
during that kind of use. It may well also break prematurely after a
few hours of use. The debris could wreak havoc on the piston rings
and even the bypass, etc..
I'd use it only for emergency until the right parts are available.
The
hardness of spring steel is required for those reeds.

Pop`



Thanks, Pop.....that confirms what I already suspected. I inherited
this compressor in bits and even though it was only manufactured last
year it looks as if it's gone through some rough times. Primary
function of making the homemade reed valves was to see if the tank came
up to and held pressure.....it did and so I am ordering the correct
replacement valves (at least I tried to but Sears parts department
couldn't find the unit on their computers and so I am waiting to hear
back from them.).

Cheers, Pop......much appreciated! :-)


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Old November 30th 06, 01:23 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Compressor reed valves

propman wrote:
"Pop`" wrote in
news:UIjbh.13321$J5.399@trnddc04:

propman wrote:
wrote in
oups.com:


propman wrote:
More on the continuing saga of the inherited compressor........

Finally managed to track down an exploded view of the compressor
and found out that I am missing a couple of reed valves........now
I know I can buy them, but am wondering if I can just make a
couple.

From what I understand they usually are comprised of spring steel,
so todays questions a

Typical steel gauge?
Are they a flat unit or do they have curvature to their shape?


Any thoughts on this topic would be much appreciated....thanks.
:-)

Just use some feeler gage pieces out of a feeler gage set. The type
that you check points on car or lawn mower of the early days of
point and condenser ign systems.. I have done this before and it
works perfect.



Cool....will have to remember this tip. I finally decided to go
ahead and cut some out of galvanised sheet steel I kicking around
here.....worked like a charm. I think though to be on the safe side
I will still order the manufacturers replacement parts.

Thanks for the tip....much appreciated! :-)


CAREFUL! Galv steel will not wear well and may actually delaminate
during that kind of use. It may well also break prematurely after a
few hours of use. The debris could wreak havoc on the piston rings
and even the bypass, etc..
I'd use it only for emergency until the right parts are available.
The
hardness of spring steel is required for those reeds.

Pop`



Thanks, Pop.....that confirms what I already suspected. I inherited
this compressor in bits and even though it was only manufactured last
year it looks as if it's gone through some rough times. Primary
function of making the homemade reed valves was to see if the tank
came up to and held pressure.....it did and so I am ordering the
correct replacement valves (at least I tried to but Sears parts
department couldn't find the unit on their computers and so I am
waiting to hear back from them.).

Cheers, Pop......much appreciated! :-)


Most welcome. BTW, if you've got a small engine/metal shop in the area,
give 'em a call, or any place that works on compressors. Those reeds are
pretty much the same across a lot of brands. If getting the originals
fails, I mean.

Luck!

Pop`


 




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