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    Air Compressor water

    Just a friendly reminder. Have you checked your air compressor for water lately? Emptied mine today. I think fish were living in it

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    I have an automatic vent on mine. It vents for one second every hour of on-time. Even with that, I get an occasional short spritz of water out of it.
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    Good reminder, Steve. I drain mine regularly (daily, unless I'm not using it), but they sure can build up a fair amount of moisture in a short length of time. Especially for you folks living in Humidityville.
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    Hey, Jim, tell us more about your automatic vent.

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    Moisture in air compressor ???? every time I try mine all I get is noise..
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    What? are suppose to get rid of that stuff?

    Humidity is simular to a steam bath. What makes you hink there is water in ther? At present time the water I spew is clean and a little oiler (little over a year old) but my ould diehard would produce a loverly Orange water, and in the end, Brown... Do you realize that winter is just as bad.... summer humidity is a given but winter air often sweats on a cold tank as ell as tubes and cylinders...

    Thanks for the reminder

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    That's what I thought about mine Don, but then I started using it heavy the other day. 80 gallon tank in desert dryness and 100degree temps. I was surprised at how much water came out of it after running it pretty solid for an hour or two...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Hey, Jim, tell us more about your automatic vent.
    It's an Ingersoll-Rand device, plumbed into the drain, and wired to the compressor's power line.
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    It's adjustable for both interval and duration.
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    They're pretty pricey at retail, but I got mine for a good (cheap!) price on Ebay about five or six years ago.

    (Pardon the cobwebes and debris. I seldom clean back there in the compressor cubbyhole...)
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    Thanks for the reminder!

    Of course now I have to clean a path over to it ...yeah thanks a lot.
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    Thanks, Jim. I need to look into that.

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