The correct unit for a 5 HP motor is our pump shown below.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
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Yes you will have an extra 2 HP that will not harm the unit at all, also you will spend a little more in electricity, remember that the cost of the electricity will be for the time you will work with your compressor, those 2 extra HP will need to be fed and they will rise the electricity bill each month, than the 3 HP.
Go with the 5 HP and change it whenever you can in order to save in electricity bill, the 5 HP will do the work as well as the 3 HP.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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Yes, I used the motor off a 5hp "Sears" oil less noisy compressor and it has no problems whatsoever, I reach full compression in a 30 gal reservoir in just over 4 minutes. My flywheel runs 811 RPM after using the smallest pulley I had off the 3400 RPM motor.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
- Rockport Mass
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