Quincy compressor dates from the late 60’s/early 70’s and was installed on a 600′ deep water well with a Baldor 3 HP motor as part of the package.
The Baldor motor was recently replaced with the same, and the well was operated for a couple of weeks. After initial operation and filling of the cistern, etc…, the motor and compressor would not kick in and run until several hours passed despite the drop in water level below the float valve.
Motor finally burned up from trying? Anyone have any ideas on what could be wrong with the compressor set up. The entire length of the air discharge pipe from the compressor has no valve or fitting of any sort for pressure relief. There are no original equipment Quincy options for pressure relief — no hydraulic unloader, no unloader on the head of the compressor, etc…..
We decided to get a 5HP motor to run the Quincy 230, but I don’t want to do that and have it burn up, so would like to resolve what is causing the motor to refuse to start the compressor.
See http://www.britishwhitecattle.us.com for contact info if you have some ideas about to resolve this problem! Thanks!
Recorded on May 9, 2011 using a Flip Video camera.