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Old 08-29-2008, 11:55 AM   #16
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How often do you REALLY empty/clean your Air Compressor?


We carry the Porter-Cable Air Compressors, Curtis Toledo Air Compressors, Hitachi Air Compressors, Dewalt Air Compressors, and Makita Air Compressors. We recommend you should always drain the water out of the tank after each use. If water is left in the tank, the air has a lot of moisture which collects in the tank and can rust the tank. Also check the air filter every couple of months and oil level.

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Old 09-21-2008, 09:04 PM   #17
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Auto drain is the way to go,set it and forget it,your tank will last a long time,I also have a water seperator and tool oiler inline,with the auto drain on this new compressor I have never seen water in the seperator or in the exhaust of the tool..

really it's the tools that pay the price,rust inside an air tool is death
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Thanks for the reminder!!!!!!!
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:35 AM   #19
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How often do you REALLY empty/clean your Air Compressor?The book says every day.... but who really does it?
I highly recommend to completely drain your tank daily to prolong the life of your investment. If a different drain valve (as recommended on this thread) makes it easier that would be a great idea to make it EZ for you. Once rust begins it is very difficult to resolve. Disassembly or tank replacement is no fun while the potential for tank rupture remains possible as the rust thins the tank over time. The typical air compressor manual usually recommends that the tank be checked for tank integrity routinely to cover their liability with a pressurized device.

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Old 10-01-2008, 08:52 AM   #20
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When I Remember, Which Is About Every Other Month.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:31 PM   #21
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OK, OK After I'm done using it

What about the PEX!!!!!
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:02 AM   #22
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I ran PVC from the basement to the garage and out to the backyard, then I installed ball valves so I can direct air where I need it. I just take a small hose and the tools I need to the area I need. Dont have to drag the compressor!

Maybe he did the same thing.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:16 AM   #23
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Um...you're running compressed air through PVC? The convince isn't worth the risk. I know it's done...but not worth it.

Read down through this document....http://www.osha.gov/dts/hib/hib_data/hib19880520.html
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ABS, NOT PVC. Sorry that would have been a big problem.

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I was thinking about trying one of these automatic drainers. I get tired of crawling on the floor and reaching my hand under the compressor to drain it. This looks like it might work. The only problem I see is the 145psi tubing that comes with it. I have a 165 psi compressor. Maybe I could find better tubing for it. I haven't decided whether to try it or not, but for about $10 it might be worth a shot. Has anyone tried this?
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=46960

I tried one of those a few years ago. Couldn't make it work right. Took it back.

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