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Forum topic by Joseph Jossem posted 10-31-2014 10:44 PM 984 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Joseph Jossem

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10-31-2014 10:44 PM

I have a 80 gallon stand up compressor. the line coming from the pump head to the tank has a valve that is adjustable any one know does that adjust the pressure build up settings? ill try to get a picture up asap.thanks for any help.


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okwoodshop

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#1 posted 10-31-2014 11:48 PM

would it be a check valve, or one way valve to keep the air from going back out the way it came in?

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sawdust703

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#2 posted 11-02-2014 09:16 PM

Does that valve have a gauge on it? If not, that valve is most likely your pop off valve. I’d leave it be were i you. Just my two cents.

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Targa

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#3 posted 11-02-2014 09:44 PM

I believe usually any adjustment on a compressor is in the pressure switch to set the pressure at which the compressor turns on and off.

Can you add a picture of it.

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#4 posted 12-02-2014 01:12 PM

Typically the only valve between the head and receiver is a check valve so the pressure switch can evacuate the pressure from the line to allow for easier startups. Do you have a picture?

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Tennessee

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#5 posted 12-02-2014 01:44 PM

The pop-off can actually be anywhere in the system that sees full pressure. Some are on the tanks. I’d say the valve is a check to prevent bleed back from the tank when the piston gets evacuated by the shutoff for easy startups next time. I would not touch it.

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#6 posted 12-02-2014 03:38 PM



I believe usually any adjustment on a compressor is in the pressure switch to set the pressure at which the compressor turns on and off.

Can you add a picture of it.

- Targa

+1

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#7 posted 12-02-2014 04:48 PM


I believe usually any adjustment on a compressor is in the pressure switch to set the pressure at which the compressor turns on and off.

Can you add a picture of it.

- Targa


+2

Bigblockyeti is correct.

Typically the only valve between the head and receiver is a check valve so the pressure switch can evacuate the pressure from the line to allow for easier startups. Do you have a picture?

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