Author Topic: Compressor Explosion = Apparent Crankcase Failure  (Read 9064 times)

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Re: Compressor Explosion
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2017, 09:11:51 AM »
 WOW how many air gunners have been killed so far?i did see two explosions that happened but they were user error not really the fault of the cheap compressor.
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Re: Compressor Explosion
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2017, 02:53:03 PM »
We're pretty sure it was an improperly installed breather that caused pressure to build up in the crankcase, which blew the end off it.... It looks like the pressure involved was pretty low, perhaps a good thing the aluminum is so thin.... We're not dealing with an HPA event here....

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Re: Compressor Explosion
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2017, 06:03:00 AM »
We're pretty sure it was an improperly installed breather that caused pressure to build up in the crankcase, which blew the end off it.... It looks like the pressure involved was pretty low, perhaps a good thing the aluminum is so thin.... We're not dealing with an HPA event here....

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thanks bob for sweeping the BS away surrounding these cheap compressors.you know they so cheap I decided to order the pressure customized unit and it functions perfectly...I have to admit I knew there was no HPA explosion just by looking at picture...the only problem I had was my girlfriend ask me what was in that big box fed-ex delivered and I told her it was pellets and she ask in a box that big?i said ya and I don't think she believed me...
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Re: Compressor Explosion = Apparent Crankcase Failure
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2018, 09:00:14 PM »
 UPDATE;its been a year and the little yong heng is still filling rifles faster than I can shoot them without ANY problems at all.i bought a new rifle and only filled it with the yong heng,after 900 shots through that rifle I inspected the air tube and it was very dry as in no water at all.if I didn't already have two of them I would buy another one just for fun...
   around this time next year I will update again barring a cheap Chinese compressor explosion doesn't put me under...merry Christmas to all...
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Re: Compressor Explosion = Apparent Crankcase Failure
« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2019, 05:50:12 AM »
  the little cheap yong heng is sill going.filling rifles only is my advice on using these...my rifles kinda like the little feller pumping them up.temps never above 41c...
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Re: Compressor Explosion = Apparent Crankcase Failure
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2019, 01:52:12 AM »
  UPDATE;the little cheap Chinese compressor is still chugging along just fine.not one single problem other than running out of pellets.i filling rifles only.i NEVER did get the smell someone was here rambling about.i guess you get what you pay for in life and I sure glad I paid very little for the cheap little Chinese compressor.temps still very low and still filling rifles up in 30-40 seconds.
  I normally don't buy cheap Chinese items but the little yong heng is by far the cheapest compressor out there and has done me a great service.sure I could have spent big bucks and bought a better unit but why?this one works well.
  its total BS that these have blown up and its been years since we have heard of a explosion possibly hurting air gunners.so in short I guess I now standing up for the little unit,as one uninformed member stated.i also don't think it was money not thrown away but money well spent.
  nothing out of place going on three years now.my back up unit is as new and was only used a short time to see if it functioned properly and it did so I hid it from the girlfriend(out of sight out of mind)…
  would I buy it again?well hell yes I would even with all the BS from guys that wanted us to buy the very expensive units from them so they could make a buck or two.making money is fine with me but when one starts to degrade other units by telling falsehoods and blatant BS.
  I am not going away on this subject and will try to make updates in the future and I will be updating in a bout a year from now.but who knows I could push my little cheap Chinese compressor too hard and it may just blow me and my house sky high but I don't think that will happen.have a nice day.
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Re: Compressor Explosion = Apparent Crankcase Failure
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2019, 04:35:41 AM »
You can buy AC/DC units with automatic shutoffs, for just under $350 nowadays. If you take care of them, it is surprising how long they (can) last.

It is sort of like some other, potentially-dangerous hobbies wherein folks just don't read the directions. Reminds me of the idiot who decided to make his own glaze. Once the kiln got to around 900°, there was a bang which made his shop look like a war zone! Talk about a cesspool of stupid!
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I have an Omega compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your portable tank as a courtesy.