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If it's reasonable to assume that there is plenty of fresh water at each jobsite, why isn't it possible to plug into power as well and use electric air compressors instead of expensive gas powered versions?

​Most electric air compressors draw a pretty heavy load. Most outdoor plugs at houses are 15-20 amp circuits.The chances of a breaker kicking are pretty good. What happens when you kick the breaker and the H/O isn't home and the freezer/refrigator is on the same circuit?? ($$$$)...Think about the conq1uences.

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If it's reasonable to assume that there is plenty of fresh water at each jobsite, why isn't it possible to plug into power as well and use electric air compressors instead of expensive gas powered versions? 

​Electric Air Compressors just do not have the CFM Ratings of the Gas Powered ones, for the same cost. Here is an 850.00 name brand electric air compressor, and it only has 5.5 cfm at 90 psi http://www.grainger.com/product/SPEEDAIRE-1-8-HP-4B222?s_pp=false&picUrl=//static.grainger.com/rp/s/is/image/Grainger/4B222_AS01?$smthumb$

Hell, the 499.99 harbor freight gas air compressor has 12 cfm, so why go electric ?

It is true that air powered roof cleaning pumps will "spray" with any amount of cfm, but they will not spray good until you have at least 9 to 10 cfm of air.

 

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