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Posted on Air compressor filter / water separator recommendations?

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#1 posted 06-01-2012 03:59 PM

Most people I know who have stationary compressors take the time to release all the air, take out the drain valve, put in a close nipple, a 90’ and then a longer pipe with a valve on it to get the drain out from under the tank. Black pipe will work. Use a ball valve. Crack the valve slightly when you drain off the air, and if you don’t have too much pressure built up, 20-25 lbs., you can use a gallon milk jug to catch the water with the valve just cracked.
If you have not drained your compressor in a year, depending on where you live and when you run your compressor, you could have multiple inches of water in there.
If you have a fair sized tank, you can put the filters fairly close, the air cools pretty quick inside the tank. My last filter seperator kit was mounted no more than a few inches from the outlet on a thirty gallon tank, and it ran fine. I believe you can also get them from HF if you look around.

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