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Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by MJF, Jul 31, 2002.

  1. MJF

    MJF 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 220V compressor & only 110V at my house. I'm too broke to buy a compressor or a generator.

    There is suppodesly a plug that is sold at rv places to make a 220 RV work on 110. I've called around & all the rv places think I'm crazy. Does anyone know of a place that sells this adapter?

    My other two options are to get a generator or a step up transfprmer rated for 3000 watts. Is there anybody who lives close to me who would let me rent or borrow either of these for the weekend?

    We are having a pull all the trucks apart weekend & don't want to do alot of manual wrenching. If anyone is looking for some chevy parts or a few dodge parts my house is the place to be this weekend. We are pulling apart 1 dodge & 3 chevy pickups. Alot of the parts we need, but there will be some spares.

    Mike
     
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    Hey Mike
    How about your dryer plug ? That is unless yours uses gas.
     
  3. MJF

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    Yep it's gas. My buddy brought his compressor over thinking we could use the dryer plug. That's why I'm in this situation.
     
  4. Burt4x4

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    Is your fuse panel in or near the garage.
    You can run to Homedepot and get a 220fuse and some wire and the reciving end that you plug into.
    Slap the fuse into the box hook up the wires and BAM! you have 220!
    Good luck
     
  5. Priest

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    You have to have 220v service in your fuse panel somewhere. If you don't have central heating/air and you have a gas dryer at the very least you have two sources coming into the box. Go to Home depot and spend $50 on some wire, conduit, and a 220v outlet. Should only take you and hour or two to put in a 220v outlet (and that's doing it right with couduit and everything). If you have to tap off the sources coming into the box (I just had to do this for the new hot tub) make sure that you spend a few extra bucks and put in another breaker for the 220v circuit. DO NOT WIRE STRAIGHT TO THE BOX WITHOUT A BREAKER OUR YOU WILL HAVE UNFAVORABLE CONSEQUENCES!.
     
  6. MJF

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    My house is a rental & it's old as he!!. It still has the round screw in fuses. Most likely I would end up killing myself or burning the place down if I tried that. I thought about paying someone to run 220 to the garage, but my landlord is a cheap bastard so I don't want to do him any favors plus I figured it would be expensive.

    Is it as easy as you say if my fuse box has the glass screw in fuses?
     
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    do any of your neighbors have 220 in the garage? if not, i would suggest not messing with electricity, if you don't know what you're doing.
    start a fire, zap yourself, etc.
    and i mean no disrespect. i'm an electrical idiot, myself. i installed a ceiling fan at my mom's apartment awhile back, and i followed the car stereo colors (red is hot, black is ground, etc.) because it made perfect sense.
    oops. /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
    needless to say, i leave most electrical concerns to a couple of friends that are extremely comfortable around it.
    don't get me wrong, i can plug something in as good as the next guy. but that's about as far as i go.
     
  8. dogman

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    Mike:
    I have a 5 horse 29gal.(i think)cost me$300 - sears , 110v compresser.
    its not being used this weekend.
    what you need the air for?
    I use mine, its good for small painting and wrenching.
    Pm me, if you want to talk about a weekend loan.

    <font color="orange">dogman</font color>
     
  9. 1979Jimmy

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    what kinda parts do you think youll have leftover?
     
  10. MJF

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    All these are trucks not blazers.
    SWB bed w/ cut fenders. Not in the best shape but not too bad. &amp; a pass side cut fender. You can even have the flares.

    Gm heads casting # 33417369. Definitely need rebuild. May be total junk. Don't know, I pulled them off a trashed motor.

    76 hood that's a little bent where the springs attach.

    2 cabs. one with a title(DMV back fees), one without. Both dented. Neither really worth anything, but not rusted.

    Or will end up with one or two rear sliding windows, a couple doors(with speaker holes cut into them) if nobody wants a cab. VIN &amp; title for 79 GMC in case anyone out of state needs one(CA DMV fees suck).

    Inner fenders &amp; other junk like that.

    Other misc parts to be added when I get it taken apart
     
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    Hey try Wally world in there crappy auto/rv section I think they carry what you need ( In my wally world they are on the bottom shelve-I think)
     
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    Would you happen to have a bench seat for the pickup and Blue...Dan
     
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    Both seats are worn. Not sure about color cause they both have covers on them that probably hide rips &amp; fart stains /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    Thanks anyways..A friend of mine nneds one. But he wants one better then he as...Dan
     
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    Did you come up with something??? If not PM me...Dan
     
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    I thik I am gonna borrow the air compressor from dogman in exchange for some parts he needs.

    Thanks
    Mike
     
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    Ok I have a gas powered compresser you could barrow.. It is powerfull enough to run a couple tools at the same time.. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     

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