Author Topic: Compressor survey results – round 1  (Read 288 times)

mcoulter

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Compressor survey results – round 1
« on: November 11, 2018, 04:08:12 PM »
Hi folks,

Here is my initial report showing results from the 135 responses I have had so far to this survey.   These links below to the reports should automatically update as more compressor reports come in. 

I suggest everyone check out the first link below to the compressor list and hours.  I felt this report would be helpful to show the sampling for any type of compressor. 

Please note:  I don't intend to show any overall "winner" or "loser" so there is not any ranking.  You will see the compressor list and hours is alphabetical. 

I will do my best to answer any questions.  You can respond here with questions or email me at mcoulter@syr.edu.

Enjoy!

Compressor list and hours - https://ql.tc/MaIfkQ

Models:
Air Venturi - https://ql.tc/mEaAh2
Air Venturi Nomads - https://ql.tc/1Cr9VS
AireTex - https://ql.tc/7CB3kO
Summary Altros - https://ql.tc/SYftO7
Carette - https://ql.tc/ETKRdG
Crosman/ Benjamin Traveler - https://ql.tc/1p1awx
Summary Davv - https://ql.tc/aejZz6
Daystate - https://ql.tc/3MedSm
Hatsan - https://ql.tc/AlbEqs
Kidde - https://ql.tc/HioMYg
Omega - https://ql.tc/ErRJKD
Rix - https://ql.tc/eq485X
Shoebox - https://ql.tc/CY0Q93
SPA - https://ql.tc/hH8A5T
Steward Warner - https://ql.tc/aIWhdG
Tuxing - https://ql.tc/PnXwMt
Unbranded (like Yong Heng) - https://ql.tc/Q8Eq1V
Vevor - https://ql.tc/BH8hnX
Yong Heng - https://ql.tc/1V07h9
Zhong Yan - https://ql.tc/IkY4U1


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mcoulter

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Re: Compressor survey results – round 1
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 04:11:25 PM »
Oh, if you haven't submitted your HPA compressor experience, you can do it here!

http://bit.ly/hpa-compressor-survey

Thanks!
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mcoulter

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Re: Compressor survey results – round 1
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2018, 02:01:38 PM »
Hi folks,

I have now received 200 responses from compressor owners! 

So let's look at the fun stuff!

Single most popular compressor model = Air Venturi with 22 reports
– runner up was Yong Heng 110v Non-auto shutoff with 19 reports


Most popular brand when models are combined = Yong Heng with 49 reports
– runner up was shoebox with 31 reports


Most hours reported on a compressor  = 1000 hours on an “early model Shoebox”
– runner up was shoebox max with 350 hours on the shoebox max

 
Highest average hours reported on a compressor = 250 hours on a SPA
– runner up was shoebox early model with 223 average hours


Overall 75% of owners reported no “breakdowns or failures” of their compressors
 

Highest breakdown or failure rate for any compressor (with more than one submission) was 87.5% with 7 out of 8 reports from Vevor owners
– runner up was a breakdown or failure rate of 75% with 3 out of 4 Omega Supercharger (red) owners reporting problems


Of the compressors with no reported breakdowns or failures, the AirTex 45 was the most common with 9 owners reporting no problems
– runner up was the Shoebox F10 with 8 owners reporting no problems
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Re: Compressor survey results – round 1
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2018, 04:49:00 PM »
If all of this proves nothing, it proves quality is getting better.

When you first started this, I thought frequency of use might be factor. For me, it hasn't been, and I use my Omega almost every day. No rust, to be sure!

Thanks for the effort.

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Alan

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Re: Compressor survey results – round 1
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2018, 05:03:17 PM »
Yup, I truly was surprised that only 25% of respondents reported a breakdown or failure of their compressor.  Anecdotally I would have thought this would have been higher. 
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