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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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Re: Quincy Compressors

Postby tcaudle » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:21 pm

We bought a Quincy Compressor a little over a year ago to replace the second Harbor Freight one that had failed. HF compressors last about a year under heavy use, until you have to replace the compressor. The good news is its pretty cheap to do so. My Production Mgr talked me into investing a lot more money in a compresser that "would last longer":. It ran quieter and pumped faster. We were happy. Then about 6 months in, it quit running.. Problem was traced to the thermal breaker on the motor. One side was blown. Jumperd it; ran okay. I tried to find a replacement thermal breaker. The part number was impossible to find. I tried the Northern Hydraulics website and the Quincy website....nothing. Tried the motor number on the motor mfg website and that motor number was not in their line and was a "Special" . Called Northern Hydraulics (two stores within 50 mile) They said warranty had to be done through a warranty center and we had to dismount the whole motor and bring it in. They had no spare parts. We ran with it jumpered and went on. Eventually the whole motor failed. Found a replacement for about 500 bucks (ouch) and its been running since.

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Re: Quincy Compressors

Postby BTA Plasma » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:29 pm

Many compressor mfgs have pumped sourced from the same country (China) and will only assemble and paint. Piston style pumps have become so popular that in China there are scores of MFGs making them. The price has hit historical rock bottom so they come in and are assembled into many different brands. You cannot escape this until you get to the screw compressor level which also have chinese and taiwanese parts. We went fromCaire to Speedaire to Caire to Quincy screw compressors. Screw compressors are expensive and do they whine.

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Re: Quincy Compressors

Postby ggeh » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:47 pm

I went with a eaton polar air 7.5hp 80gal upright 31cfm/100 26cfm/175. I purchased one with an intake silencer package for around $2500 if my memory serve me correct. You can talk in a normal voice in the shop while its running. Changed oil after first 50 hours no problems so far. I chose eaton because they offered the best warranty of them all that I checked out. Its 5 year on the whole thing. They are located in Ohio they crated it and shipped it to my shop door. Happy so far about 250 running hours.

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