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Old 08-28-2014, 08:12 AM   #15
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Also available on Amazon as a Porter Cable brand, same just name change.
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:11 AM   #16
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If you have air brakes, you can use the MH air compressor. Most have a quick connect to the compressor discharge and all you need is a hose and tire connector rig.
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This one will serve you well.
X2. I have the same compressor with Porter-Cable's name on it. Works great! One of the best things I ever bought for our RV. Like The Rooster, I changed hoses.
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what is the model number on the compressor you recommend, thanks
PORTER-CABLE CMB15 150 PSI 1.5 Gallon. On Amazon for $110.

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I am curious how long you have owned your porter cable? What psi do you put in your tires? Have you used it much since you have owned it?
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An advantage of an AC compressor is that in addition to inflating tires, you have the airflow to use a pneumatic wrench to change your tires. I also run an airbrush for painting models off of it.
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I have the same compressor as the OP mentioned.
It works very well.

The problem with the 150 psi compressors is the cut in pressure is too low for the higher pressure tires.
My Craftsman 150 psi compressor used to pump up to only about 145 psi, but after using air, it would only cut back in at about 105 psi.
That was workable with 80 psi tires, and just manageable with 110 psi tires (with some fiddling with letting air out of the tank, and then keeping the air line attached to the tire while it re-pressurized up to 110 psi).
It would not work with 120 psi tires, tried it, took too long.

I have the Viair and it works very well. It takes about 3 minutes to build to 200 psi on a 2 gallon tank.
Then I can fill a 235 X 75 X 17.5" tire from 60 to 120 psi in less than 1 minute. Cut in pressure is I believe 165 psi.


Best compressor I have ever bought.

I forgot, quietest compressor I have heard in a long while. Beats the Craftsman by far.

I gave the Craftsman away.

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If you have air brakes, you can use the MH air compressor. Most have a quick connect to the compressor discharge and all you need is a hose and tire connector rig.
This gizmo will make the job easier using the coach air. I carry one and it works great. Does not take up space like a pancake compressor.

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If you have air brakes, you can use the MH air compressor. Most have a quick connect to the compressor discharge and all you need is a hose and tire connector rig.
Tried that before I bought a 120 V Coleman tank unit. My old front tires needed 120 psi and the onboard air system just was not capable of doing it even after an hour of trying. New tires only need 105 psi and the Coleman unit does just fine.
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Bob Dickman's has this multiplyer that makes quick work of pumping up to 120 or above.
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I have used my craftsmen air compressor for many things. The best is went I was in a rest area along the highway went I see a car going backward along side the highway in the ditch. They get to the rest area I am in and a 90 years old man and his 80 years old wife get out. They had a flat tire which is now long gone. They were trying to get the spare out of the trunk. It is windy and cold out. I run over to them to help. I jack up the car, took off the bad tire. Pull the spare out of the trunk it is flat. I used my compressor to air it up. They were impressed. The lady said thank you so many times I was embarrassed. Them two people made my day.

PS. I had a great trip.
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I have the same compressor as the OP mentioned.
It works very well.

The problem with the 150 psi compressors is the cut in pressure is too low for the higher pressure tires.
My Craftsman 150 psi compressor used to pump up to only about 145 psi, but after using air, it would only cut back in at about 105 psi.
That was workable with 80 psi tires, and just manageable with 110 psi tires (with some fiddling with letting air out of the tank, and then keeping the air line attached to the tire while it re-pressurized up to 110 psi).
It would not work with 120 psi tires, tried it, took too long.

I have the Viair and it works very well. It takes about 3 minutes to build to 200 psi on a 2 gallon tank.
Then I can fill a 235 X 75 X 17.5" tire from 60 to 120 psi in less than 1 minute. Cut in pressure is I believe 165 psi.


Best compressor I have ever bought.

I forgot, quietest compressor I have heard in a long while. Beats the Craftsman by far.

I gave the Craftsman away.

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Sheff, can you share where you bought yours, and how much you paid for it?

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I have had this one for a few years now. Not ideal for home use, but great to keep in the TT for emergencies. Runs off my generator, and does not take up too much room. I have used it to to run an impact wrench (takes a while to catch up though), air up my belly boat, fill low tires and blow stuff off. It is a bit noisy, but nice to have when you need it.

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Bob Dickman's has this multiplyer that makes quick work of pumping up to 120 or above.
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Wow, You're not kidding it's not cheap! You could buy 3+ compressors for that multiplyer. The air compressor can also be used for other things, as folks have pointed out. A compressor is also quieter than running the diesel in a campground.
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