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How can you determine if an air compressor tank is safe?

I've recently learned that old air compressor tanks can catastrophically fail. I can't find anything about the average service life of a tank, but it appears the ones that do explode are typically ...
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Is it possible to store air compressor filled without damage from water?

I'd like to keep my air compressor filled for quick tire top-offs, like at gas stations. The manual says to empty the tank after 4 hours. How do gas stations avoid draining this often? Is it ...
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Powering a 240V 15A air compressor with a 6-20 plug

I have an air compressor with a 240V 15A power requirement and a 6-20 plug (looks like normal US plug but with one of the flat ends turned at a 90 degree angle). Instruction manual can be found [here][...
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AC Unit Freezing

my AC unit was frozen up Saturday so I went outside, and cleared all the debris (leaves, pine straw etc) from around the base of the unit, and off the top of the unit and left the unit off for about ...
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Is a tiny dent in a compressor tank a safety concern?

I saw some questions and answers on air compressors so I thought I would ask one: I just purchased a Chicago Pneumatics 21 gallon compressor and I noticed a tiny dent about 3+ inches from the upper ...
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Disconnecting quick connect fitting while hose is pressurized

Tank is pressurized at 90psi. Attached to 50 feet 3/8 hose. Tool end of hose has a standard quick coupler. ( so its closed ) Is it "okay" to disconnect the male quick connect fitting from the tank? I ...
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What pressure rating should a replacement safety valve on a compressor have?

The safety valve on my compressor is leaking air. I found plenty of places that have replacement valves and they look easy to replace. My question is how do I know which one to pick they all have a ...
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Water pump as air compressor? [closed]

I've googled this, but found no satisfactory answers. I've found a diaphragm pump on amazon for $20, but it has one problem- it's designed for water. I specifically need a diaphragm pump/compressor, ...
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Using PEX Fittings with Nylon Tubing

I'm planning on plumbing my shop for compressed air and I think I want to use nylon tubing, like what comes in the RapidAir kits. I don't want to use PVC for obvious reasons, and though I think PEX ...
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My Porter-Cable Air Compressor is drawing too many amps

I recently was given a 6hp 25 gal Porter-Cable Air Compressor (CPF6025VP) that kicks out my 20 amp breaker at around 80psi and will not restart with even 20 psi in the tank. I measured the amp draw ...
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Air compressor valve going off

I have a small air compressor for various small tasks. Lately when I plug it in and turn it on, it starts working to fill the tank and once it's full, I hear the valve releasing the air thus the ...
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Nail gun leaking air

What can I do if my nail gun leaks air through the chamber directly opposite from where it shoots nails? The gray part in the picture. Can it be dangerous?
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Compressor hose line

Would having a 20m hose connecting my compressor shed to my workshop be ok? I was planning to have the hose outside the problem is temperature differences at day and night and rain and things like ...
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Air compressor makes LEDs flicker

About 2 years ago I converted an automotive shop from florescent to LED T8(120 volt). They worked great until we changed the compressor today to a new more efficient and more powerful one (both 240 ...
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Air compressor won't restart BTFP01012

When my dad's BTFP01012 air compressor reaches 150 PSI, he uses the relief valve, and the unit stops working i.e. turns off and does not restart to replenish the air. So he replaced the pressure ...
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How to wire stationary air compressor

I am considering purchasing a stationary air compressor to install in my home’s garage. It will require a 220-240v circuit. Currently, there is no existing circuit in my garage that can power the air ...