Cheap fridge compressors?

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Where can i find a fridge compressor for £15 - $24 or under?
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Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:52 pm

They're usually considered free, you salvage them from refrigerators that people have thrown out
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Scrap yard, trash pile with a fridge.
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Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:01 pm

aah, thanks! but nobody throws fridges out where i live. ill look in the local scrap yard
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Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:02 pm

Gun Freak wrote:Scrap yard, trash pile with a fridge.
If you get them from a scrap yard, how are they guanteed to work? or do you just hope for the best,

I always wondered can you connect a fridge compressor to a tire chuck just like a normal compressor

are they hard to modify ?
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You don't modify it... It's already a compressor lol
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Gun Freak wrote:You don't modify it... It's already a compressor lol
i know that , i mean like how do you connect a tire chuck on to it?

And what about the wiring?
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Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:08 pm

you can solder a quick connect to the copper outlet pipe and the wiring go to aussie50 on youtube he has lots of vids about it.
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I just put a switch on mine and all you have to do is attach a threaded part to the tube that comes off it.
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gun freak you said: all you have to do is attach a threaded part to the tube that comes off it.

attach a threaded part to what?

If i can build one, It would be awesome reaching higer psi's like 400-5oo psi!!! =)
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Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:47 pm

it will reach 1000 :) but don´t do that very often
Before you solder a quick connect on the output, make sure you solder a bleed valve on it first.
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wyz2285 wrote:it will reach 1000 :) but don´t do that very often
Before you solder a quick connect on the output, make sure you solder a bleed valve on it first.
How will I know what and where the output is? Is it the only copper pipe sticking out?

Do you need a bleed valve ? Does lowes carry them?
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Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:58 pm

jsefcik, if you don't know what any of this is, you probably aren't ready for it. Stick with shock pumps, and when you understand this stuff a bit more, then aim for the fridge compressor.
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How will I know what and where the output is? Is it the only copper pipe sticking out?
you turn the damn thing on and the tube that's blowing air is the output...
...the one that's sucking air in is the input :D

also the input tube is often larger than output tube
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but is there any on the internet because if i get one and it dosen't work that will be a bit balls!
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