swimjim wrote: ↑Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:04 amMy MaxAir 35 has one of these installed on it. https://www.leisurepro.com/p-mxami/max- ... -indicator . Carbon Monoxide is a tasteless colorless gas, so you will not detect it by scent. This gadget has a piece of litmus paper which turns red if there is Carbon Monoxide in the system. There is a little glass port so that you can check it while the compressor is in operation.
My MaxAir came with a gas engine and an extended intake hose. I have converted it to 220 single phase. The compressor is rated for 2800 rpm. The 220 motor turns it over at 2400. I see that as a bonus!
I also installed windshield wiper hose on my condensate drains. When I blow the drains I can point them down wind so the oily watery stuff does not get sucked into the intake. I got my compressor used with 11 hours on it. It now has almost 170 hours on it and works great. Quite possibly the best scuba investment I've ever made.
- Thanks to you Mr. Compressor Man...
Eben, what are you going to do for a challenge when you get all your compressors perfected?SurfLung wrote: ↑Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:55 amUpdate Aero MCH-6
- I've done a few more upgrades to this little compressor and thought I'd share/record them here.
- First the drive belt. When my belt disintegrated, I took the remains to a local farm supply. They measured it and sent me home with what seemed to be the right size. I watched a Coltri video on how to replace the belt and it didn't show them loosening anything... Just leveraging the belt onto the pulleys. This proved to be a bit too tight and the belt wrecked itself again. I tried the next full size up and it slipped. I checked the engine mounting for adjustment but it seems to be maxed out in both directions. Finally, I found a half increment belt size online and that has seemed to work perfectly.
- 2nd the Belt Guard. This guard was vibrating quite a bit and had a crack started. I repaired the crack by sandwiching the screw hole between two washers and J-B Weld... Then I stuck a wood spacer between the bottom and the frame and zip tied the guard tight to it. No more vibration.
- 3rd the Condensation Drains - The original drains are more like bleed valves with small, hard to grip knobs. The seats are pointed but chewed up. Anyway, I got some nice Bauer style drains valves in 1/8 npt from Nuvair. The one under the belt guard was always hard to reach but now wouldn't fit because of the large knob. So, I put an extension on it. VERY slick and easy to reach. These new drains give an excellent seal and are easy to grip.
So now, this thing is running smooth as silk. I've got to go diving so I can fill some tanks with it!
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