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Thread: For a Couple of Six Packs......

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    For a Couple of Six Packs......

    ...... I was going down my street here to a delivery on my scooter and I see at the curbside a compressor, I stop to take a look see and it looks like a good one, a Toshiba Toscon compressor. A smaller unit and it is not new, has a bit of rust etc, but........

    I finish the delivery and go back, it is still there, the shop which it is in front of is a company that does wiring for offices like LANs etc, I knock on the door, and ask. The father of the business was there, and he tells me that the compressor works fine, he just does not need it.

    He said he bought it in 1988, for $1500, and he has not really used it in nearly 10 years, and it was taking up space, so it was going on the curbside, for disposal. I asked him if I could have it, he said, "Sure, you WANT it....?"

    Heck yes please!

    I had to return to the L shop to get the empty bottle off my scooter and then I loaded the compressor up, and gave the guy two six pack of beer as a "Thanks", he at first refused, as I was saving him a $50 to $100 disposal fee, but I insisted.

    Here it is!

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    I've got it down in the Dungeon, and have taken a few things apart, the switch needed cleaning up, I checked the safety valve first, and it was frozen, I fixed that in a few minutes, then I disconnected the auto shut off relay and ran it until the safety valve popped, it was set too low, so I adjusted it, and got it to pop right on the recommended red line on the pressure gauge, but I'm going to see if I can buy a new one. The air filter is also a TOTAL loss......

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    I'll have to do something about that.....
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    Must be the month for free air compressors! Since things run in three's wonder who is next??
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
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    Vaughn got a purple one but I'm sure with that special color he ordered in...it wasn't free!
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    Great score Stu! The Curbside Store here in Iowa seldom carries items like that....but it's still a great store to shop at!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    A smaller unit and it is not new, has a bit of rust etc, but........
    ....but... but you already have one!

    Is this bigger/better than the one you have? One of them is going to ebay (equivalent) I assume?

    Good score.
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    Actually, I have two others!

    The big red one, and a small noisy, portable one...

    The plan is to fix this one up, and then sell it and the large red one, and get one really good one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    He said he bought it in 1988, for $1500
    How come no one has said,
    $1,500!!!!!!
    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 05-21-2008 at 01:51 PM. Reason: Fixed a "QUOTE" tag
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    ... and get one really good one!
    I don't think that will fit into your carry-on-luggage on your way home from Canada this summer...

    ...art

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    Well, I think it will all be for naught

    Tonight I took off the pump and motor etc to get a better look at the rust........ yuck.......

    Under the pump, on the top of the tank, there are some D-E-E-P pits.....

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    ........I think that tank is history, I'd not want to have it in my shop, could, at the VERY least leak...... don't want to think about the worst case......

    Oh well, I got a compressor pump, that works well, and a motor too, so I'll just keep my eye out for a good tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Oh well, I got a compressor pump, that works well, and a motor too, so I'll just keep my eye out for a good tank.
    Still a good score! Maybe you can find a blue or green tank to keep big blue and/or kermit company.
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