...... 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.....