Renting a portable compressor?

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Renting a portable compressor?

Post by JDelage » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:50 am

Does anyone know of a way to rent a portable compressor in the greater Seattle area?

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Re: Renting a portable compressor?

Post by Waynne Fowler » Thu May 01, 2014 2:24 pm

Not trying to sound sarcastic. . Good luck... really... of you do find a source please be sure to update this thread with that info because someone else is going to want that same info sometime.

Thanks and good luck with your search.
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Re: Renting a portable compressor?

Post by Desert Diver » Thu May 01, 2014 6:16 pm

Ahhhh! A new business opportunity! I wonder how many ways there are to wreck a high pressure compressor?

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Re: Renting a portable compressor?

Post by Dusty2 » Thu May 01, 2014 6:46 pm

Desert Diver wrote:Ahhhh! A new business opportunity! I wonder how many ways there are to wreck a high pressure compressor?
More than you want to deal with I assure you. It is not just the rental it is the liability issue. Your question should have been how many ways are there to kill or maim yourself and or friends and family. It's certainly not a simple plug and play operation. Safe use of a portable compressor requires training and a lot of setup to insure you are pumping clean air through a safe and clean system. 3500 psi is a very dangerous item to work with and can be deadly if improperly handled. Ask Waynne what it can do.

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Re: Renting a portable compressor?

Post by JDelage » Fri May 02, 2014 1:27 pm

Thanks all. It seems clear that this is not going to be doable. Too bad - we're renting a small house in an isolated part of Decatur island, and I would have loved to find a way to dive.

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Re: Renting a portable compressor?

Post by FlyinV » Fri May 02, 2014 1:45 pm

Bring a lot of tanks.
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Re: Renting a portable compressor?

Post by Dusty2 » Fri May 02, 2014 7:33 pm

You could always buy one of the small portables and sell it later. They hold their value pretty good if they are low hours.

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Post by kdupreez » Mon May 05, 2014 12:17 am

+1 on what dusty said.. you can buy a small Coltri or Bauer that will re-sell for pretty much the difference in what you would have paid rent..
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Re: Renting a portable compressor?

Post by Desert Diver » Mon May 05, 2014 7:30 am

kdupreez wrote:+1 on what dusty said.. you can buy a small Coltri or Bauer that will re-sell for pretty much the difference in what you would have paid rent..


It's a trap! Don't fall for it! Next thing you know you will own a gas one and an electric one.

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Re: Renting a portable compressor?

Post by pensacoladiver » Mon May 05, 2014 7:13 pm

You could ask Jackson Brown to go with you. He has a portable.

Is he still banned here, or has the old fart learned to behave? :-)

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Post by spatman » Mon May 05, 2014 9:09 pm

pensacoladiver wrote:You could ask Jackson Brown to go with you. He has a portable.

Is he still banned here, or has the old fart learned to behave? :-)


He's been back onboard NWDC for awhile now. We're getting soft in our old age. ;)
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Re: Renting a portable compressor?

Post by pensacoladiver » Tue May 06, 2014 4:25 am

Maybe he is too!

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Re: Renting a portable compressor?

Post by Jeff Pack » Tue May 06, 2014 10:59 am

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Re: Renting a portable compressor?

Post by kdupreez » Tue May 06, 2014 5:20 pm

Jeff Pack wrote:http://thedecostop.com/forums/showthread.php?54321-FS-Compressor-3-cfm-3500-psi-Electric

pretty good deal?


could be. depends on hours and maintenance history and if you can still get parts. the poseidons are bauer blocks iirc, so they are pretty good little machines..

$1.6k is not bad price if it works well, decent hours and good service history..
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Re: Renting a portable compressor?

Post by Waynne Fowler » Sat May 10, 2014 9:21 am

Dusty2 wrote:
Desert Diver wrote:Ahhhh! A new business opportunity! I wonder how many ways there are to wreck a high pressure compressor?
More than you want to deal with I assure you. It is not just the rental it is the liability issue. Your question should have been how many ways are there to kill or maim yourself and or friends and family. It's certainly not a simple plug and play operation. Safe use of a portable compressor requires training and a lot of setup to insure you are pumping clean air through a safe and clean system. 3500 psi is a very dangerous item to work with and can be deadly if improperly handled. Ask Waynne what it can do.


Here's just a small taste of the potential fun you can have.

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after moving some things.... I was v.i.p'ing the tank standing up. The concussion pushed me to that open doorway you see in the bottom pic as everything was flying my way... I'm such a lucky person!... :supz: :partyman: :norris: :joshsmith:
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Re: Renting a portable compressor?

Post by spatman » Sat May 10, 2014 2:36 pm

Wow, Waynne. I'm glad you're a lucky guy!
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Re: Renting a portable compressor?

Post by Desert Diver » Sat May 10, 2014 6:33 pm

I read about your incident Wayne, but never heard what failed?

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Re: Renting a portable compressor?

Post by Waynne Fowler » Sat May 10, 2014 11:30 pm

I dance a jig every morning Spat! :)

One of our storage bottles. It was an aluminium tank with steal windings. After testing it's believed there were fractures in some fatigued metal that had been occurring for about 10 years. It was really fortunate that I'd run the banks down to just under half pressure that afternoon. And no one else was in or around the building. The outside didn't fair any better than the inside.

One day when I get some time, I'll post a report with some better pix...
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