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Old 08-07-2011, 08:39 PM
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Not psi. You need a compressor that puts out more volumn, and equals the pressure from your water source usually 60 psi. A tow behind has both so you need to be careful. Where the little one you use you pump up as high as you can and let it go, it loses pressure quickly as the water disperses from the pipe. Then you don't have enough volumn to keep the heads up for long, which will leave more water behind as it drains back to the low spots.
thanks for clearing that up. i've only done a handful (including my own) and haven't had any freeze. i'm sure lots of cfm's is better . thanks
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:39 PM
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hey guys i was wondering what would be the best air compressor to buy for blowing out sprinklers? Also, what is a good starting point for price? Im in michigan for the record.
Always buy as cheap as you can get , a good 3 hp electric with 200 ft of extention cord will do the trick , Set your price at $25.00 per system up to 10 zones and $3.00 each extra zone with a warranty , schedule about 20 a day and you will make out great .
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:46 PM
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Always buy as cheap as you can get , a good 3 hp electric with 200 ft of extention cord will do the trick , Set your price at $25.00 per system up to 10 zones and $3.00 each extra zone with a warranty , schedule about 20 a day and you will make out great .
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:41 PM
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Always buy as cheap as you can get , a good 3 hp electric with 200 ft of extention cord will do the trick , Set your price at $25.00 per system up to 10 zones and $3.00 each extra zone with a warranty , schedule about 20 a day and you will make out great .
real nice, and mature too
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:49 PM
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Hey, it can be done. Don't doubt the power of a 3hp electric until you try it.
Besides, we all had to start somewhere.
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mature too
Who said we have to be?
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:02 AM
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:38 PM
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real nice, and mature too
The last time I recieved that compliment was from a friends 12 year old daughter. Like I told her , thanks
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