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Old 07-27-2010, 09:42 AM
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I know that the big tow behinds are quicker but I do not want to lug any 1" hose around or reel it up. I have an air powered reel that reels up 200' of 3/8" hose in no time at all. And I am not totally wore out after a day of blowouts.
Winterizing is cake work even with a real compressor and hosing.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:13 AM
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If you look at the chart that Jeffy linked, you can see that a 3/4-inch hose can easily deal with a 30+ cfm flow on a 200-foot run.

If you do consider a home-brew solution, you don't absolutely need a big pressure tank, if the pump is large enough.
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:28 PM
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rip the chasis off a 100cfm , truck mount it and use garden hose.
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:16 PM
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Too much weight. I think you could do a decent 30+ cfm single-stage weighing under 500 lbs.
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:48 PM
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Ive done it with 185,s before. Still have a home made mounting kit in my shop for a late 90,s ford.
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:00 PM
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I could easily see my 100 cfm in the back of a truck. But, then I have ANOTHER vehicle that sits for 9-10 months of the year, and licensed, taxed and insured. I don't want to make it work for the Ford 1/2 ton we have, it's not going in our van or Ranger, and I'm not ruining my Titan with it.
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:10 PM
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I used to breakdown 2 and load em every yr.Havnt done it since I sold the 97 250 thou.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:29 PM
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For one guy doing a few hundred home systems, a rig could fit in a Ranger, depending on what components, since pumps vary greatly in weight. Guys on eBay are selling Chinese-built pumps that can push 30+ cfm, complete with head unloaders. A Quincy or a Curtis pump could weigh twice as much.
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:22 PM
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I am looking at an Eaton compressor at the 30 CFM range. 12 HP Honda, elec. start, charging circuit. $2200 at my door. 2 stage unit but is complete and I don't have to spend the time putting something together.

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Old 07-28-2010, 08:29 AM
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Eaton sells Chinese-made compressor pumps. (might be their own factory, but even then.......) ~ A 12 HP engine only gets you about 25 cfm

The horsepower limitations are why you can only go so high with a truckmount setup, aside from weight. Small engines get more complicated as you go beyond 16 HP

If you did get ambitious and look at rolling your own, a Grainger catalog will help you complete the dots (or even supply you a complete unit)
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