Vintage Diver's Cornelius Set-Up...
Here is the Info Vintage Diver Sent with the Photos...
YEAH!! I'm glad to hear that the pictures made it to you. I wasn't sure if they would since computers and pictures seem to give me nothing but headaches. Anyway now that you've got them; let me fill you in on some of what you're looking at. First of all this compressor is a three stage; 110 v electric, and pumps at the rate of 1.6 cfm. It has the separator tower (brass colored) which is fed off of the third stage, and this tower is ONLY a separator which does not hold any filtration material such as charcoal, etc. At the bottom of this separator you'll be able to see the bleed valve which is used to blow off any condensate and oil residue. At the top of this separator you'll see that there is a pressure gauge. There is also a shutoff valve (with red handle) that was apparently installed by the prior owner. According to the Cornelius manual this compressor as is was supposed to provide breathing quality air for one to fill their tanks with. Maybe so; but I definitely wanted some other filtration for the air I'm gonna be breathing, and everyone that offered me advice when I was getting acclimated to this compressor highly suggested that I add additional filtration. That's where the 21" tower comes in that I bought from Jim Shelden. Jim is a great guy to deal with, and he was extremely helpful. In fact knowing I was new to all of this he made sure to mark the outside of the tower with necessary warnings, and also marked the clear tube inside to show where the different filtration chemicals go so I won't have any problems when I get ready to refill it. I should make mention that this was marked with a black marker, and that the tower didn't look as shiny when I got it since it is a modified Sprague hydraulic accumulator. After I received it I cleaned the outside with some very fine emery paper. clear coated it and then printed the labels that you see on it. Some of the labels you see are from warnings in the Cornelius manual, and also from things that Jim had marked on the tower. As for the tower; it's pretty straightforward; you can see where the air feeds in at the bottom from the compressor, and where the air whip comes off at the top that attaches to the tank being filled. At the bottom of this tower you can also see the bleed valve to blow off any condensate from this tower. Also at the top where the fill whip attaches the brass fitting that you see is the back pressure or priority valve as some call it. Hope this is of some help, and best of luck with your project, By the way; if you have any interest in this compressor Bryan has the manual for it available in the download section on The VDH website. Terry
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