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my old craftsman comprosser needs a rebuild and maybe a new motor, it keeps blowing breakers randomly ..... anyone know a good cheap source to get my supplies from, also i want to get rid of the craftsman style switch and on/off set up
 

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What model/hp is it? Does it still gain pressure quickly, when it's runnin? How big is the breaker it's on now? I'd suspect it should at least be a 20 amp.
I'm sure you're already aware of Northern tool. www.northerntool.com
and surplus center has some of that stuff too. www.surpluscenter.com
 

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ill have to look at it when i get back home,

i know its a 2hp, 20 gallon 120v, oil type, and a pretty high CFM for as small as it is

i got a new bigger huskey compressor, but i want my craftsman for my shed out back, and to take places if i need to.

i really think the compressor itself is great, and it just needs a new motor and a psi switch
 

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A 2HP, 120 V motor will pull around 20 amps when running. To handle startup current, you would need a 40 amp breaker.
start-up is no problem, its randomly when running, i havent figured out what triggers it but its wierd and random and most of the time is blowing the breaker on the motor

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i shall look
 
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