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kkarmical

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Would you buy a Yong Heng all over again, or something else?
« on: March 07, 2020, 07:06:34 PM »

I have been dealing with this long enough and need to either just buy one or decide to move on to something else.

If you had the chance to buy your YH all over again, do you or do you buy a different compressor.

Please do not include $3000 compressors in this conversation as that option is not a direction I am even considering.


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Re: Would you buy a Yong Heng all over again, or something else?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2020, 07:33:38 PM »
I’d still buy another but know that sooner or later it will die. I would however buy a big filter right off the bat, otherwise you will be pumping moisture into your tanks and airguns.

At $200 a hit you can buy one a year and still make out ok.
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Re: Would you buy a Yong Heng all over again, or something else?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2020, 07:37:02 PM »
Just out of curiosity, are you shooting big bore or small bore? It might make a difference in the amount of time you have to put on a compressor. I bought an Air Venturi a couple of years ago and it has been 100% trouble free. About 17 hours on it now. I think it sells for around $1500.00

I don't own a YH, but what I've seen you can make it work if you don't push it too hard and are willing to mod it (cooling system) and repair/replace the cheap parts that are going to break. Steveoh will probably weigh in on this as he uses one (lol...he posted before I could reply)

I've seen/used a couple of the DC portable models that do very well and are great for small bore. My Raptor went from @ 2K psi to 4K psi in a couple of minutes and that gets me 100 shots.

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Re: Would you buy a Yong Heng all over again, or something else?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2020, 07:45:18 PM »
I run my Yong Heng hard and fill my big tanks. I do keep the temp below 60degrees C, and I use synthetic compressor oil.

When the top end of my Yong Heng let go, I just ordered a complete top end. Not a bad deal and it was mostly bolt on. The gauge it comes with  is suspect but I installed a Wika I got in a box of gauges that Alan sent me. I don’t fret about it anymore. Original gauge was off 400-500 psi. That burst two burst discs on my Air Venturi tank.

I have heard of folks buying two Yong Heng at a time and keeping one as a spare.

I have one, actually two of the 12 volt compressors and they work great for filling rifles. I need to get back to fixing copper pipes that got mangled in shipping.
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Re: Would you buy a Yong Heng all over again, or something else?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2020, 08:02:41 PM »
Just out of curiosity, are you shooting big bore or small bore? It might make a difference in the amount of time you have to put on a compressor. I bought an Air Venturi a couple of years ago and it has been 100% trouble free. About 17 hours on it now. I think it sells for around $1500.00

I don't own a YH, but what I've seen you can make it work if you don't push it too hard and are willing to mod it (cooling system) and repair/replace the cheap parts that are going to break. Steveoh will probably weigh in on this as he uses one (lol...he posted before I could reply)

I've seen/used a couple of the DC portable models that do very well and are great for small bore. My Raptor went from @ 2K psi to 4K psi in a couple of minutes and that gets me 100 shots.

No big bores but I am going to build a .257 Condor at some point in the near future.  I'm using the .25/.257 valve Doug Noble made for me as a high power option on my Talonp currently and it goes through some air, but that's what power is.

A Tigershark and a small scba tank I'd probably stick to 3200 psi or so top off's to them.
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Re: Would you buy a Yong Heng all over again, or something else?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2020, 04:28:15 AM »
I would do it again, mine has been a good purchase.
I fill my small bore guns direct 90% of the time so run time is short.
I have filled my 48/3000 bottles a couple times, but even then it stays under or at about 60c with ice water in a 5g bucket.
  When it does fail, if they are no longer available, I would probably strep up to a Shoebox.
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Re: Would you buy a Yong Heng all over again, or something else?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2020, 05:51:05 AM »
Price is relative!

I bought an Omega Air Charger which now has almost 100 hours on it. It has not hiccuped even once! I did build a pre-dryer for it, and I suspect a similar device could be made for the YH (see the URL below). The compressor is used almost every day. If it died tomorrow, I'd buy another one, and pay for FedEx shipping. It is that good!

Before I bought the Omega, I had a ShoeBox compressor, with an after dryer. The problem with that set up, is simply that you must fill up the dryer before you fill your tank or gun! In my case, it also interfered with the pressure switch to the point you couldn't rely on it. Fast forward to today, and ShoeBox is almost out of business due to the cheap PCP compressors from China. Heck, if you don't mind buying from Alibaba, you can buy either a 120VAC or 12 VDC PCP pump for under $200! Whether it lasts or not, is another question!


https://airgunguild.com/airgun-tanks-compressors-and-filling/new-pre-dryer/
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Re: Would you buy a Yong Heng all over again, or something else?
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2020, 06:16:00 AM »
I've had 2, they both dies after a year's worth of use, and I don't think I was that hard on them.  I did regular maintenance, ran an upgraded water pump with a higher flow rate and typically only filled air rifles.  I do have a 90ci tank that I topped off maybe 4 times over the 2 years the YH's were alive.  I rebuilt both, but neither one was quite the same afterwards.  The water bucket thing really got old too...

I have also had a Hatsan Spark fail.  HatsanUSA was gracious enough to provide me with replacement parts, even though it was out of warranty and it's back up and running now, but it's a really slow filling compressor by design. 

I've pretty much decided to get the new Hill EC-3000 once it's available.  Yes, I could buy 3 or 4 YH's for the same price, but quite frankly, I'm getting tired of the cheap Chinese disposable compressors and am looking for something that will last and not be as much of a maintenance burden. 
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Re: Would you buy a Yong Heng all over again, or something else?
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2020, 09:37:00 AM »
Had a YH for the past 7 months and it still works fine.
BUT i desided to upgrade and bought an Altaros booster (they last forever).
Now the YH can fill tanks to 200 bar and live an easy life while the Altaros will top of to 300 bar easy.

I'm getting an Airforce Texan .50 cal so i'm going to use a lot of air in the next few months.
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Re: Would you buy a Yong Heng all over again, or something else?
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2020, 04:45:02 PM »
Oooohhhh, I'm jealous! I have the Texan .308 and I'm sort of drooling over the .50 cal.  I have the big compressor, the lead to cast .50's, and all of the other goodies. Good for you.
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Re: Would you buy a Yong Heng all over again, or something else?
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2020, 08:46:32 AM »

Thanks for all the replies, I may hold out a little longer and make this a father's day / birthday gift to myself, which can justify more $$ without explanation 😅..

I was going to get the YH as a on the cheap solution.  But with filters and a couple upgrades, if I add a little more to it Incan get a little better compressor out the gate perhaps, or find another solution we'll see...
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Re: Would you buy a Yong Heng all over again, or something else?
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2020, 01:11:31 PM »
I'm shoebox fanboy.  I bought a used f10 about a year ago and have about 20 hours on it. I use it to top off my Joe B. Tigershark tank so it runs about 1:45 minutes per top-off.  I hope at this rate of use that I'll get many, many years out of it.  If I need to replace it, I'll seriously look at the Altaros Booster.   I guess that I'm a slow and steady gets the job done type of person  :-)
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Re: Would you buy a Yong Heng all over again, or something else?
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2020, 02:20:09 PM »
One day, professor, you'll bite the proverbial bullet, and buy a "real" compressor. Are you taking bets?
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Re: Would you buy a Yong Heng all over again, or something else?
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2020, 02:40:10 PM »
Oh boy, you're asking me to be honest with myself aren't you?  My wallet is staying in my pocket.   ::)
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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2020, 04:24:13 PM »
Only for now!
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