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Re: Compressor Explosion
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2017, 09:44:03 AM »
Ok I see it.
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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2017, 06:45:40 PM »
Ya get what ya pay for. Anyone who trusts a 2-300 buck HPA compressor obviously does not value their life, as much as I do..
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« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2017, 11:02:02 AM »
Ya get what ya pay for. Anyone who trusts a 2-300 buck HPA compressor obviously does not value their life, as much as I do..
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« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2017, 02:34:41 PM »
 I got one and it fills up Mrod just fine.when it blows up and kills me I will let you know...
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« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2017, 08:27:02 AM »
  UPDATE:after filling Mrods many times only thing I can say is it takes 27 seconds to fill Mrod after shooting three 8 shot clips.oh and I had to order more pellets(four tins of JSBs)...temp to 29.9c...the break in period is over and the yong heng is getting a oil change...I hate to say it but I don't think there will be any type of life threatening explosion here,maybe someplace else if a unit gets abused...
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« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2017, 10:36:33 AM »
The concensus of opinion is that the breather was plugged or improperly installed on the unit I posted the photo of.... and blowby raised the crankcase pressure to the point the end of the casting blew off....

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« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2017, 10:55:02 AM »
Yup, had to be plugged breather. I've seen other pictures where they have a red plug screwed into the hole where the breather, (long black piece) is supposed to go, and the breather, (long black piece) is in the plastic bag, that the accessories come in. You're supposed to remove the red plug, toss it in the trash, and install the long black vent, after you add the oil. I've got a Yong Heng, similar, but not exactly like the one that blew, and it has worked so well, I ordered another as a back-up. My original is 110 volt, and the one I just ordered is 220, has an auto cut-off, and will be used in my barn where I have 220 easily accessible, and I'll plumb the cooling water into my home water system. I've viewed all the youtube videos, of all the different makes of these compressors, and some of the much more expensive ones appear to have the same basic compressor as the Yong Heng, just more fancy add on's, like a built in radiator, more robust pressure cut-off switch, moisture trap, etc.  :)
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« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2017, 10:59:16 AM »
Yup, had to be plugged breather. I've seen other pictures where they have a red plug screwed into the hole where the breather, (long black piece) is supposed to go, and the breather, (long black piece) is in the plastic bag, that the accessories come in. You're supposed to remove the red plug, toss it in the trash, and install the long black vent, after you add the oil. I've got a Yong Heng, similar, but not exactly like the one that blew, and it has worked so well, I ordered another as a back-up. My original is 110 volt, and the one I just ordered is 220, has an auto cut-off, and will be used in my barn where I have 220 easily accessible, and I'll plumb the cooling water into my home water system. I've viewed all the youtube videos, of all the different makes of these compressors, and some of the much more expensive ones appear to have the same basic compressor as the Yong Heng, just more fancy add on's, like a built in radiator, more robust pressure cut-off switch, moisture trap, etc.  :)
I was thinking of a backup also.not pumping makes a huge difference...
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« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2017, 05:39:35 AM »
I'll have to look for it, but I stumbled upon a youtube video, where the guy completely takes his Yong Heng compressor apart, shows all the parts, then re-assembles it. Only chepee thing about it is that there is no bushing on the connecting rod, just aluminum on steel. Like just about all your cheap lawn mower motors. I can live with that, for the price.
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« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2017, 07:54:56 PM »
I see some guys wanting to stand up for these cheap compressors but I think you guys just threw money away and I am guessing you will come to realize that soon enough (I hope I am wrong). I get by having a tank filled for now but I will buy probably air venturi. It's a reliable name, the price is about as good as they get for now but who knows what the future may bring.  Thanks everyone for your input.
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« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2017, 08:46:21 PM »
I'll keep you posted. My AV compressor arrives tomorrow.
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« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2017, 08:54:10 PM »
I see some guys wanting to stand up for these cheap compressors but I think you guys just threw money away and I am guessing you will come to realize that soon enough (I hope I am wrong). I get by having a tank filled for now but I will buy probably air venturi. It's a reliable name, the price is about as good as they get for now but who knows what the future may bring.  Thanks everyone for your input.
no martin I think you are wrong.i see guys standing up against guys like you calling them cheap.so are they cheaply made or cheap in cost?do you own one?have you ever pump anything up with one?so how can you call it cheap?so you think guys should get a tank and drive 65 miles to get them filled?
  I have one and its beats pumping,we see how long they last and how many airgunners get killed using them..,i still pump my discos and maximus....
     
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« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2017, 09:23:29 PM »
I see some guys wanting to stand up for these cheap compressors but I think you guys just threw money away and I am guessing you will come to realize that soon enough (I hope I am wrong). I get by having a tank filled for now but I will buy probably air venturi. It's a reliable name, the price is about as good as they get for now but who knows what the future may bring.  Thanks everyone for your input.
no martin I think you are wrong.i see guys standing up against guys like you calling them cheap.so are they cheaply made or cheap in cost?do you own one?have you ever pump anything up with one?so how can you call it cheap?so you think guys should get a tank and drive 65 miles to get them filled?
  I have one and its beats pumping,we see how long they last and how many airgunners get killed using them..,i still pump my discos and maximus....
   
  This is the same compressor just in a smaller frame that uses the same fragile bronze/plastic impregnated rings and no oil vapor separator that Mrodair sells. I had that compressor apart so many times I know it by heart!!! That is the same cheap and very flawed Chinese compressor no doubt!!! Your best bet is to stay far clear of it and save your money. Just look up all the Mrod air reviews online of their Airmax compressor its overwhelmingly bad and I will simply state I agree with the reviews based off my own experience. I wouldnt give one to my worst enemy on a bad day, just like the airmax compressor it will work awesome for a short period with short cycles but eventually those plastic/bronze rings will start to fail then serious problems can arise from oil bypassing the rings and becoming very dangerous fuel or like in my case just not running up to pressure and putting tons of back pressure into crank case and filling the room with oil fumes. Im sure thats why the one case explosion happened because the owner got tired of smelling burning oil fumes and plugged the vent. Be safe my friends and stay clear of this machine. 
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« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2017, 01:25:45 AM »
 so what compressor should we buy?what is the cost of the compressors we should buy?who should we order it from?will they have an air breather that needs installed?
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« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2017, 06:52:14 AM »
No matter why or how you got into PCPs, sooner or later (usually sooner) you'll realize that hand pumps, dive and paintball shops, fire departments, etc., are stop gap measures. Even booster pumps are a stop gap if you shoot a lot. Yes, you can use nitrogen or helium bottles, but the same logistic scenario arrises. Best bet is to swallow the bullet (pellet?), and buy a top-quality, high pressure compressor. And a good portable tank too!

I bought an Omega Air Changer about a year ago (in hindsight, I should have purchased the deluxe version). This purchase allowed me to shoot much more than I ever planned. Of late, I've just been refilling the 4,500 psi bottle for backyard shooting (≈30 rounds). Out at the ranch, I take the small bottle, or the larger one if out for the day.

The bottom line is, until you get to this point in PCP ownership, you'll never know why a top-quality compressor is a must-have! And as Travis alluded to, don't go cheap—your life depends on it!
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