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Old 08-23-2005, 01:38 PM
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66, I will assume you are talking about a piston type compressor and if so that much pressure could very well cause a leak like you describe from the pump itself if the case vent were not up to the task of handling that much blow-by. You did'nt say how big that tank was but if it was about 80 gal or bigger you didn't have a large bomb there is was more like a nuclear device! To put it in perspective I once saw a 40 gal tank rupture at about 175 PSI(due to rust damage) and it peeled open a Mack truck cab, I mean it destroyed that thing! It was mounted behind the cab and when it ruptured it blew parts of that cab 50 feet away and laid the top over the hood! There was one guy on this site tried to explain why that was just not possible but I saw it myself I know what it did.
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