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Quincy Compressors

Postby rbmgf7 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:39 am

Wondering who out there has a newer Quincy Compressor?

I picked up an 80 gallon last Nov and it's been making some strange noises lately.

I installed an hour meter and so far I only have 19 hours on the unit.

While running, I can hear a metallic pinging from the pump and when the cycle ends, it sounds like someone is striking the tank with a mallet. Pinging could be the reeds but I don't recall hearing it before nor have I heard this sound from any other compressors. Some days when I run in continuously, it'll also growl at the end of a cycle. I figure the growl is due to the heat expansion because the following day when it's cold, it doesn't make the noise.

From the online reviews and Facebook comments, it seems like Quincy's quality might be lacking. I didn't want to bite into the whole "made in USA" bit so I figure I give them a go due to hearing great things about their products. Now I'm starting to have my doubts.

Anyone else with a newer Quincy having issues? None of their contact links or submissions work on their website and after a few attempts, no one is answering the phone.

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Re: Quincy Compressors

Postby motoguy » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:04 pm

What model? There are the "legacy" models, which built Quincy's great reputation. They also have "consumer grade" models, in essence to compete with the big box stores. I think the QR are the "built the brand" models, QT being the "consumer" model, and the QP maybe somewhere in between.
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Re: Quincy Compressors

Postby rbmgf7 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:30 pm

QT-5. The one sold through Lowe's but it's available elsewhere.

The reviews are polar. Lowes has the worst but everywhere else has good reviews which is why I still went with it.

It's hard to have Quincy compete with the other box store compressors when an 80 gallon Quincy is anywhere from 500 to 1000 more than it's other rival in Lowes, TSC, HD, etc. Lowes doesn't even carry the Quincy's in-store (except one store did have a 60 gal on the floor). When you order, they ship direct from the manufacturer.

Most of the bad reviews are components. From what I can tell, Quincy only makes the pump. It's a Baldor motor, Square D switches, and not sure who/where the tank is made but it could be very likely supplied. Since the noise is coming form the pump, it's a Quincy concern.

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Re: Quincy Compressors

Postby WyoGreen » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:30 pm

Are you sure it's not the anti-back flow valve in the top of the tank making the noise (mine went bad and they replaced it). Also check your intake air filter to make sure it's not dirty and slowing down the air flow.

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