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partwerks 09-24-2011 09:32 PM

What is this compressor worth?
 


I was wanting to purchase a used air compressor from a relative and was wondering if anyone would know approximately what it is worth so I could make an offer?

It is a Campbell Hausfeld Serial # 06119-493669 and is at least 20 years old.



oh'mike 09-24-2011 09:46 PM

How big is it? Tank and horse power.

How many hours?

I would guess by the age that $40--is about the price.

I currently have 4 dead and worn out compressors that are a lot younger than that---used compressors are not worth much---

Ron6519 09-24-2011 09:48 PM

The size of the unit might help. Serial number, not so much.
Is this a personal unit or a business tool?
Personal, I'll guess 30-40% of retail. In good shape.

partwerks 09-25-2011 08:08 AM

I'll have to take a look at it to see what size the tank is, but I would say the tank itself is about 28" long and probably about 14" in diameter. I'll have to look at the electrical motor to see what the hp is on that.

It probably has a ton of hours. It was used for personal use.

I won't get to it again till probably next week end.

oh'mike 09-25-2011 08:23 AM

At 20 years old the tank is rusty inside---so it's life may be nearing its end---that being said,I have a CH 5 horse compressor like that that has been plugged in for 30 years and still works---

However at that age it's like asking an 80 year old office worker to start doing roofing---

Might just die on the first day-----

Ron6519 09-25-2011 08:51 AM

http://www.chpower.com/images/produc...6290_large.jpg
Does it look like this?

partwerks 09-25-2011 09:30 AM

It's about that size, but green in color.

Where the air gets sucked in at, I'm not sure if it has two pistons or one?

Ron6519 09-25-2011 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by partwerks (Post 735503)
It's about that size, but green in color.

Where the air gets sucked in at, I'm not sure if it has two pistons or one?

I bought my 20 gal Campbell Hausfield cast iron unit, about 25 years ago and paid about $289.00. If it was cared for, the oil changed and the unit drained regularly, I'd have no problem buying it if it passed my inspection.
Check to see if the oil is clean.
Check the drain to see if there's a lot of water in the tank.
Check the belt and the tubing for crimps.
The air regular component switch go bad on these. The original switch isn't available, but you can get the replacement switch from the company. The switch runs about $65.00.

partwerks 09-25-2011 09:04 PM

How do I post a picture on here?

VIPlumber 09-25-2011 09:14 PM

http://www.diychatroom.com/f19/how-a...to-post-12559/

partwerks 09-25-2011 09:30 PM

Ok, I'll try and get a picture of it this coming weekend to post here.

AlKapone 09-26-2011 12:30 AM

Used compressors are not very valuable. They are also not not very helpfull to the average homeowner. I bought a similar model for forty bucks at a yard sale. After using it for toping off my kids and my truck tires for a year, I sold it at my own yardsale for the same price. I have a passalode and it just wasent worth the realastate in my garage to store it for anything else. If you need it cool, but for a tool you might use here and there it is just to big.

rusty baker 09-26-2011 08:09 PM

I have one I have used for years, but I have opened the tank valves every time after use. That will make them last a lot longer.

jschaben 09-26-2011 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlKapone (Post 736014)
Used compressors are not very valuable. They are also not not very helpfull to the average homeowner. I bought a similar model for forty bucks at a yard sale. After using it for toping off my kids and my truck tires for a year, I sold it at my own yardsale for the same price. I have a passalode and it just wasent worth the realastate in my garage to store it for anything else. If you need it cool, but for a tool you might use here and there it is just to big.

I dunno Al, I seem to find lotsa uses for mine in addition to keepin tires round. Summertime, blow the water out of power washer, air up inflatable water stuff, wife uses it to dust doll collection (vacuum tears 'em up but 35 psi does a nice job). Fall, blows water out of the garden hoses, use to loosen crud in the gutters.tack plastic weatherproofing in place.....Winter .. seem to have some kind of project going.. molding, shelving. just all kinds of stuff.. Usually got it goin at least once a week. JMHO:)

partwerks 10-01-2011 09:03 PM

Compressor worth?
 
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I looked on the tag on the motor and it is a 1 1/2 H.P.

There was a few drops of water that drained out of the tank.

Belt and tubing looks ok. I'm guessing it is about 25 years old and was wondering what it may be worth if I was to buy it?

LK


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