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RE: siamese compressors

To: Douglas Shook <>
Subject: RE: siamese compressors
From: Randall Young <>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 09:49:17 -0700
I agree with Eric.  If only one compressor runs in this configuration, then 
you aren't drawing more air than it can supply.  As soon as you draw more 
air than one compressor can supply, the pressure will drop until the other 
compressor comes on.  This also very conveniently provides a "soft-start" 
circuit, so your wiring doesn't have to carry the starting current of both 
compressors at once.


On Friday, September 03, 1999 8:33 AM, Douglas Shook [] 
> My neighbor did this with a pair of 5hp
> compressors, and it is not as easy as you might
> think.  If you just hook up the outlets, then only
> one compressor motor will run (the cut-in points
> will never match exactly), so as someone
> previously stated, the second one is little more
> than a second tank.

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