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Old 03-13-2013, 03:53 PM   #16
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Campbell Hausfeld Compressor "freezing" up


Probably a silly sugestion but have you ever drained the tank?

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Old 03-13-2013, 06:54 PM   #17
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There will be a dipstick ---look it over very carefully---the oil fill/dipstick hole is easy to spot if it has one---
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I looked it over carefully, and no dip stick, no oil file hole too. So, that is good news! Thanks!

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Probably a silly suggestion but have you ever drained the tank?
Don't want to sound dumb, but what is drain the tank? Are you saying to let all air out of the two tanks?

Not sure what you are saying Larry! Please clarify.

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:26 PM   #18
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Don't want to sound dumb, but what is drain the tank? Are you saying to let all air out of the two tanks?

Not sure what you are saying Larry! Please clarify.

Thank you,

Soar
When you use an air compressor moisture condensates in the tank and it has to be drained out. Mine is a single tank compressor and it has a drain cock in the bottom for draining the water. Looking at the parts list you provided the number 15's are the drain cocks for your tanks.

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When you use an air compressor moisture condensates in the tank and it has to be drained out. Mine is a single tank compressor and it has a drain cock in the bottom for draining the water. Looking at the parts list you provided the number 15's are the drain cocks for your tanks.
Larry,

Thank you for the clarity. I have never attempted to drain water from the tanks, but I will give it a try in a few minutes and post the results.

For some reason, this compressor rarely has much condensation [otherwise I could not use it to blow out computer components].

Anyway, I will let you know if much water comes out when I attempt to drain the tanks.

Thank you!

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Well, I tried to drain this compressor's tanks and not a drop came out.

I suppose that is good news. What I found shocking was the warning label that clearly states, "Drain tank daily to avoid corrosion and injury."

I have had this compressor over 10 years and never read the warning label! My bad. I suppose I will be more careful in the future.

I think areas with much greater humidity probably have a much greater challenge with condensation in the compressor tanks.

Thanks for your help! I will be sure to at least try to drain the tanks after each use.

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Well, I tried to drain this compressor's tanks and not a drop came out.

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Or it is possible your drain valves are clogged. It is hard to believe there was no moisture drained out after 10 years of usage. I get some moisture in the tank everytime I use my compressor.
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Or it is possible your drain valves are clogged. It is hard to believe there was no moisture drained out after 10 years of usage. I get some moisture in the tank every time I use my compressor.
Larry,

I do not think the drain valves are clogged...or perhaps we are talking about different parts of the compressor.

The parts I am thinking are used to drain moisture from the tanks are referred to as, "Drain Cocks" in the manual.

I am attaching a diagram with the "Drain Cocks" circled in red...are these the same parts you are talking about for draining the tanks?

If yes, then I think everything is ok with my compressor because when I open the "Drain Cocks", air comes rushing out very loudly and very rapidly, but no moisture in the sense no drops of water at all.

Are we talking about the same parts here?

I am beginning to wonder if places like NY have a much greater level of humidity in the air than the Sacramento, CA area....

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Your compressor is a baby----no water in the tank is not unusual---I use mine a lot--and only blow it off once a week ---during most of the year--when the humidity is high, once a day---
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Soar - Your are correct - those are the drain cocks. And the humidity in my area is pretty high.

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