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Sharaz_Jek

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Major Compressor Goof
« on: January 22, 2020, 10:42:54 AM »
When my compressor arrived I was anxious to recharge my Bandit and didn't read the manual first. So I charged the gun with no oil and no water circulating through the pump. LUCKILY it didn't seize or blow up. Seems to still be working fine. I was a complete idiot for doing that because I know better.  :-[ :-[ :-[


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Re: Major Compressor Goof
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 12:23:39 PM »
Well, it probably had enough oil in it to start with.

The major issue with most of these relatively-inexpensive compressors is the crankcase breather. if you don't install it, the crankcase becomes a fragmentary bomb!

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Re: Major Compressor Goof
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 05:57:56 PM »
Humility and admitting a brain fart openly is admirable. A lot of guys don't have the cojones to do that and all of us have done (and will do again) something similar. And no matter the reason; being distracted, overly excited, new piece of equipment, etc. at some point you have the slap-the-forehead moment. You only hope that it didn't maim you or cost a bunch of money.

It's good to be reminded of the little important things, and also it helps someone just getting started to be a little more cautious. If it saves one of us from doing something similar it's worth eating some public crow.

Thanks for posting that.
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Re: Major Compressor Goof
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2020, 03:42:38 AM »
Yeah. I don't mind admitting when I make a mistake. It keeps others from making the same mistake.

I watched a few videos on YouTube yesterday and got it all figured out with the cooling system and everything. It seems to be working fine. Got my Bandit charged up last night. I'm going to set up a little charging station in the basement that way it's always set up and ready to go.
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