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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #4875 on: November 27, 2017, 02:58:50 am »
Yeah, it's loud.  It's also slow - only 1/3 HP - draws about 175 watts.    I think I'll keep it pressured up and see how often it needs to cycle to keep the tank full - would not want to have to wait for it to fill and listen to the loud whine when I need air.   One advantage of the low power is that I can run it off a cheap 12V inverter for car use.

That'll last till the first time it needs to refill at three in the morning! :-DD 

I have a Makita MAC700 (an oil type reciprocating compressor); it's really quiet for a compressor.  I was using it to run a small flooring nailer for some work I'm doing on the house, and forgot to shut it off once.  It came to life in the dead quiet of the night about a day later when I was sound asleep,  :o  and I nearly levitated into the ceiling when it did so.  Making sure that it's turned off is now part of the done-with-work checklist.

Just something to keep in mind...   :D

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Glad to see I'm not the only one to do something like that.  I left my HF compressor on in the garage, which is the opposite wall of the master bath/closet.  Same thing, went off in the middle of the night.  Boy, was SWMBO hacked.  Once was enough, I double check now.
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« Reply #4876 on: November 27, 2017, 03:23:25 am »
Glad to see I'm not the only one to do something like that.  I left my HF compressor on in the garage, which is the opposite wall of the master bath/closet.  Same thing, went off in the middle of the night. Boy, was SWMBO hacked.  Once was enough, I double check now.

 :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD

I can well imagine you half asleep and being beaten on!  Definitely a rude awakening!

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« Reply #4877 on: November 27, 2017, 06:39:48 am »
Cheap-ass air compressor. Wanted a light, small footprint compressor for my lab. Tired of hauling my 6 gallon pancake compressor from my garage shop. $40 at Harbor Freight.   We'll see how it holds up...


My personal favorite for small, very quiet, cheap, compressed air.....just purchased 3 of these. $135 each. Now I have a total of 4 of them. The first one has quite a few running hours and still going strong all day, every day. Literally, 7 days/week cycling around 20-30 times per day for around 3 years. Not bad for $135 and being quiet all along.

 
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« Reply #4878 on: November 27, 2017, 06:57:12 am »
Still, pressluft is handy and if it's only fired up occasionally it should be tolerable.

Oh, nice.  Didn't know, that the german word "Pressluft" made it into the (american) english language.  :-+
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« Reply #4879 on: November 27, 2017, 07:38:53 am »
My personal favorite for small, very quiet, cheap, compressed air.....just purchased 3 of these. $135 each.

Hmmm.... I wonder why ........... ?   ::)
 

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« Reply #4880 on: November 27, 2017, 07:58:50 am »
Still, pressluft is handy and if it's only fired up occasionally it should be tolerable.

Oh, nice.  Didn't know, that the german word "Pressluft" made it into the (american) english language.  :-+

I can't say that it really has, I just picked it up years ago.  In the early/mid 90s I worked for a company that was based in Liechtenstein (Bal-Tec, spun off from Balzers), and between manuals printed in German, English and French and the fact that we usually got manuals for new instruments in German months before we got anything in English (there's a funny story with one of those and an early translation program, but that's a tale for another time...), I learned to puzzle some bits and pieces of German out.  That's one of several that have stayed with me.

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« Reply #4881 on: November 27, 2017, 08:24:01 am »
I found these Knipex precision wire strippers for around half the usual going rate on eBay, ordered one (smaller 12 12 02 model) because I was getting frustrated at manually stripping PTFE wire since the normal $20 jobbies from Jaycar/Bunnings wasn't cutting it....literally.  :P

No affiliation with the seller. Don't forget to use code "P5OZZIE" for 5% off eBay Australia, hope this helps a fellow Aussie out there.

eBay auction: #263328629991

Anyone have any experience with these models? The replacement blades look pretty expensive, maybe I should buy another spare set from this seller...

Thank you for sharing this information, I got mine today, together with a free multi-purpose tool (what do you guys call it in English?)

 

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« Reply #4882 on: November 27, 2017, 08:26:48 am »
I found these Knipex precision wire strippers for around half the usual going rate on eBay, ordered one (smaller 12 12 02 model) because I was getting frustrated at manually stripping PTFE wire since the normal $20 jobbies from Jaycar/Bunnings wasn't cutting it....literally.  :P

No affiliation with the seller. Don't forget to use code "P5OZZIE" for 5% off eBay Australia, hope this helps a fellow Aussie out there.

eBay auction: #263328629991

Anyone have any experience with these models? The replacement blades look pretty expensive, maybe I should buy another spare set from this seller...

Thank you for sharing this information, I got mine today, together with a free multi-purpose tool (what do you guys call it in English?)

The English for that is "Useless piece of junk" :D
Well actually it's a credit card sized multi-tool, but the first phrase describes it adequately.

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #4883 on: November 27, 2017, 08:27:38 am »
My personal favorite for small, very quiet, cheap, compressed air.....just purchased 3 of these. $135 each. Now I have a total of 4 of them. The first one has quite a few running hours and still going strong all day, every day. Literally, 7 days/week cycling around 20-30 times per day for around 3 years. Not bad for $135 and being quiet all along.

Ah, I see they're on sale. How well do they hold up being oil-free?
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« Reply #4884 on: November 27, 2017, 09:24:52 pm »
I had to buy one of these today because our old one decided to break today, not what I was hoping to buy, rather thought I might have found a decent bench or handheld DMM in the black friday sales but nothing doing, oh well..  ;)
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« Reply #4885 on: November 27, 2017, 10:56:09 pm »
Glad to see I'm not the only one to do something like that.  I left my HF compressor on in the garage, which is the opposite wall of the master bath/closet.  Same thing, went off in the middle of the night. Boy, was SWMBO hacked.  Once was enough, I double check now.

 :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD

I can well imagine you half asleep and being beaten on!  Definitely a rude awakening!

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« Reply #4886 on: November 28, 2017, 04:28:46 am »
Yeah, it's loud.  It's also slow - only 1/3 HP - draws about 175 watts.    I think I'll keep it pressured up and see how often it needs to cycle to keep the tank full - would not want to have to wait for it to fill and listen to the loud whine when I need air.   One advantage of the low power is that I can run it off a cheap 12V inverter for car use.

That'll last till the first time it needs to refill at three in the morning! :-DD 

Yeah - fortunately my lab is in a basement utility room that is pretty well sound isolated from the rest of the house. With the compressor running you can only hear it in the unoccupied room directly above it  - and even there it is not too noticeable.

rx8pilot - those California Air Tool compressors look nice.  If it turns out the cheap Harbor Freight compressor is needing to run too much while I'm in the lab - I may relegate it to bicycles and occasional car tire use in our second garage and pick of one of those California Air Tool compressors.  At 1 hp - it must fill that 2 gal tank quickly!


 

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« Reply #4887 on: November 28, 2017, 05:39:41 am »
rx8pilot - those California Air Tool compressors look nice.  If it turns out the cheap Harbor Freight compressor is needing to run too much while I'm in the lab - I may relegate it to bicycles and occasional car tire use in our second garage and pick of one of those California Air Tool compressors.  At 1 hp - it must fill that 2 gal tank quickly!

I think the 1hp rating may be generous....but it does fill the 2gal quickly. I have a 7gal, 5.5gal, and 2 of the 2gal - all with the same pumps.
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« Reply #4888 on: November 28, 2017, 07:29:57 am »
Fast internet.  :phew:

Yes I've known what I've been missing for some time with only 1.7Mb/s max at some ungodly hour.  :--
20-100 Kb/s at peak times has been a PITA for too long on ADSL 1.  ::)

Point-point 5GHz microwave from a new ISP here in NZ.....Bluedoor.
https://bluedoor.nz/bluedoor-wireless/

Now they've not a lot of microwave sites but they're expanding their coverage so give them a yell to see if they can help you. Mine connects to their elevated site near Riverhead (NW Auckland) ~10 Km away.

Got the 30Mb/s plan and 10Mb/s up that will suit our needs just fine.
NO DATA CAP.......yeah ha.  :clap:
Might now get around to watching a few more of Dave's vids.  :)

The Vodafone salute for their piss poor ISP service is very soon coming their way. V V V V V  >:D
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« Reply #4889 on: November 28, 2017, 07:51:55 am »
Fast internet.  :phew:

Yes I've known what I've been missing for some time with only 1.7Mb/s max at some ungodly hour.  :--
20-100 Kb/s at peak times has been a PITA for too long on ADSL 1.  ::)

Point-point 5GHz microwave from a new ISP here in NZ.....Bluedoor.
https://bluedoor.nz/bluedoor-wireless/

Now they've not a lot of microwave sites but they're expanding their coverage so give them a yell to see if they can help you. Mine connects to their elevated site near Riverhead (NW Auckland) ~10 Km away.

Got the 30Mb/s plan and 10Mb/s up that will suit our needs just fine.
NO DATA CAP.......yeah ha.  :clap:
Might now get around to watching a few more of Dave's vids.  :)

The Vodafone salute for their piss poor ISP service is very soon coming their way. V V V V V  >:D
Good grief I thought you already had much faster services than that? I'm with Virgin and I get the UKs fastest service, 300Mb/s download and 12Mb/s upload with no capping. Problem is though you can only use that speed of the server you connect to is capable of it and many are not.

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« Reply #4890 on: November 28, 2017, 08:15:16 am »
Good grief I thought you already had much faster services than that? I'm with Virgin and I get the UKs fastest service, 300Mb/s download and 12Mb/s upload with no capping. Problem is though you can only use that speed of the server you connect to is capable of it and many are not.
Many in the cities here do but go 20 minutes out like we are and it's pot luck based on what services pass your gate.
The politics of copper charges have affected the rollout of better services and while we've been patient for years the pressure from 'er indoor's was getting too much to hold out much longer.  :horse:
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« Reply #4891 on: November 28, 2017, 08:22:01 am »
Got this email last week:


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Hold on tight. We've increased
your Internet speed.

 
We're on a mission to improve your experience, and that means
making sure you have the Internet speeds you need to save time
and do more of what you love. That's why we've increased
your speed from 25 Mbps to 60 Mbps at no extra cost to you.

So, go ahead – simply restart your modem to enjoy
your new speed.

What they fail to mention is that monthly rates have increased by well over 50% in the last year or so.
 

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« Reply #4892 on: November 28, 2017, 08:26:55 am »
If you want to talk ridiculous i get 100KB/s internet and i pay $70 a month for it just simply because its either this or no internet.

It is however 100 times faster than my last plan was most of the time. Bleck, satellite  :rant:
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« Reply #4893 on: November 28, 2017, 08:32:28 am »
Got this email last week:


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Hold on tight. We've increased
your Internet speed.

 
We're on a mission to improve your experience, and that means
making sure you have the Internet speeds you need to save time
and do more of what you love. That's why we've increased
your speed from 25 Mbps to 60 Mbps at no extra cost to you.

So, go ahead – simply restart your modem to enjoy
your new speed.

What they fail to mention is that monthly rates have increased by well over 50% in the last year or so.
Yep, Vodafone did a similar dirty trick on us a few years back.

Sir
Your plan 10Gbs/month is less than our now minimum package, please accept the new 80Gb package @ an additional $15/month.

Shit our service was so bad, same as it's been until today  :clap: that we could never use 10Gb let alone 80.
One of their fooking NZ directors got his arse handed to him by email, I tell you that for sure !
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« Reply #4894 on: November 28, 2017, 08:35:36 am »
Got this email last week:


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Hold on tight. We've increased
your Internet speed.

 
We're on a mission to improve your experience, and that means
making sure you have the Internet speeds you need to save time
and do more of what you love. That's why we've increased
your speed from 25 Mbps to 60 Mbps at no extra cost to you.

So, go ahead – simply restart your modem to enjoy
your new speed.

What they fail to mention is that monthly rates have increased by well over 50% in the last year or so.
Yep, Vodafone did a similar dirty trick on us a few years back.

Sir
Your plan 10Gbs/month is less than our now minimum package, please accept the new 80Gb package @ an additional $15/month.

Shit our service was so bad, same as it's been until today  :clap: that we could never use 10Gb let alone 80.
One of their fooking NZ directors got his arse handed to him by email, I tell you that for sure !
What was the result, a dead connection?

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« Reply #4895 on: November 28, 2017, 08:48:12 am »
Got this email last week:


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Hold on tight. We've increased
your Internet speed.

 
We're on a mission to improve your experience, and that means
making sure you have the Internet speeds you need to save time
and do more of what you love. That's why we've increased
your speed from 25 Mbps to 60 Mbps at no extra cost to you.

So, go ahead – simply restart your modem to enjoy
your new speed.

What they fail to mention is that monthly rates have increased by well over 50% in the last year or so.
Yep, Vodafone did a similar dirty trick on us a few years back.

Sir
Your plan 10Gbs/month is less than our now minimum package, please accept the new 80Gb package @ an additional $15/month.

Shit our service was so bad, same as it's been until today  :clap: that we could never use 10Gb let alone 80.
One of their fooking NZ directors got his arse handed to him by email, I tell you that for sure !
What was the result, a dead connection?
:-DD
No but for the last few years we would've been better off with another ISP.

He passed me on  ::) to NZ Chorus whom are responsible and own much of the telecoms infrastructure and also own the HW that gives us data. Trouble was they had a NZ Commerce Commission joint ISP complaint laid against them for their copper access charges for the ISP's. When Chorus lost a good hunk of their profit from having to reduce their charges they sat on their hands and wouldn't rollout the infrastructure improvements needed to keep pace with technology. Can't say I blame them.
Shit all has changed for those of us that live rurally other than newcomers that see a need and get their arse into gear to give us what we need, want and expect.
Go Bluedoor go.  :clap:

Now these guys offer some pretty good packages for NZ with speeds to 256 Mb/s (unadvertised) which BTW I spotted when they were setting the HW up.
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« Reply #4896 on: November 28, 2017, 12:35:28 pm »
Now these guys offer some pretty good packages for NZ with speeds to 256 Mb/s (unadvertised) which BTW I spotted when they were setting the HW up.
Out of curiosity, did you happen to get any pricing on this?
 

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« Reply #4897 on: November 28, 2017, 07:11:09 pm »
Now these guys offer some pretty good packages for NZ with speeds to 256 Mb/s (unadvertised) which BTW I spotted when they were setting the HW up.
Out of curiosity, did you happen to get any pricing on this?
Sorry no I didn't as I figured it'd be waaaaay out of my budget.  :'(
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« Reply #4898 on: November 28, 2017, 07:44:10 pm »
With the compressed air remember that the first thing to do is be ruthless about leaks, as those are a straight pouring of money away in both power used to compress air and in reduced compressor life. Ant leaks should be eliminated as much as possible, and if you can install shut off valves every tap off, as they are cheap ( for a simple 1/4 turn stainless steel ball valve, which has a pretty good life as well) and reliable.

Remember as well the tanks need to be pressure tested every few years ( depends on where you live, a pressure test generally is also a requirement for your insurer as well), plus you do need to either have an auto drain valve, or a regular regime of draining the tank every day or when you use it.
 

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« Reply #4899 on: November 29, 2017, 01:48:39 am »
My own AN8009 arrived yesterday. I pre-ordered one prior to 1st official release date and got it for under $20 including shipping.
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