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Old 08-15-2006, 08:14 AM
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Compressor operation?

I have been reading and searching through threads...

OLDRED, your a great resource.

I finally have my compressor, lines all setup. Of course I was operating it all wrong. I was emptying the tank at the end of each night that I ran it. I now know that is a .

So now I keep the tank pressurized.

How often should I open the valve to let the water out the bottom of the tank? ( I have removed the standard petcock and replaced it with an elbow, some copper and a ball valve) When I do this how long should I open the valve for?
Currently I shut the valve to my lines, as I do loose about 6psi every 3.5 to 4 hrs Should I be doing this?
Should I leave pressure in the lines also as done with the tank?

Your assistance would be gratefully appreaciated
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Frank

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First I strongly recommend a shut off valve at the tank to shut off line pressure to the system at the end of each day, this is done for safety and to keep the tank from bleeding down since most systems tend to leak a tiny bit somewhere in the line in spite of our best efforts. Drain the water at least daily, just open the valve and leave it until the water stops draining and you get a high pressure spray mist then shut it off.
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Old 08-15-2006, 12:28 PM
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First I strongly recommend a shut off valve at the tank to shut off line pressure to the system at the end of each day.
I have a valve off the tank attached to the flex line. I do shut this off and bleed out the lines.

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