I have a small Campbell-Hausfeld oilless compressor that I bought at a
junk yard and repaired. No manual, of course.
But I dl'd the manual from their website and I'm still confused about
how it works.
It says if I leave it running with the regulator closed, it will pump
up to a certain point that it is set to. Is this factory set, or do I
set it? I don't see how to set it, and afaict the manual doesn't say.
The gauge goes up to 150 psi, and I let it get to 77. Then I turned
it off. I was afraid if I let it go forever, the thing would explode.
Or break. When is it supposed to turn off?? At 150??
After I turned off the pump, within 15 minutes the pressure had
dropped to 52. Maybe it's lower now. Is this normal?
I need to pump up two motorcycle tires that are a 10 minute drive from
here. I might be able to use electricity at this house, if the new
owner or the workers say it is all right, but I might not**
Any chance I can get two or one of the tires filled up with 50 pounds
of pressure in a 2 gallon tank?? I figure if I can get one filled up,
just enough to roll the cycle to a truck, I can go somewhere
*) and fill up the tank again, and fill the other tire before
I try to roll it.
*I'm also trying to figure out someplace closer where I can get some
I"m taking a bicycle pump too, but when I got this compressor from
the junk yard, I had no idea what I woudl do with it. It would be
great if I coudl use it now! All I had to do to repair it was
replace the soldered-in fuse iirc, and the bridge rectifier with 4
simple diodes. These were all parts I already had. I paid eitehr 10
dollars for this and a lawn mower, or 20 dollars. Probably 20 but I