Originally Posted by SBC S-10
Thanks for the replies..
Going to use it for my shop at home.. Just basic stuff.. air tools etc.. may paint with it someday.. its plugged into 230 by the way
If your going to paint with it, a desiccant dryer in your air line would be a must have item. Try painting smaller things first, like a hood or deck lid, something that isn't that large like the side of a car or a complete car. See how your compressor keeps up...check to see if it's constantly running or if it cycles on and off while your painting. If it does cycle on and off, check to see how long it takes between cycles (how long it's off before it turns on again), the longer it takes to to turn on again the better. Check your compressor head for heat, the hotter it gets, the more moisture it will create. Drain your compressor and desiccant dryer regularly, check the water coming out of the compressor. If it's constantly a milky yellow color, you have oil in the water (a little milky color is normal, but this is a new compressor so you shouldn't have that much).