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releasing water from a compressor tank

Discussion in 'Airbrush Compressors' started by huskystafford, Aug 6, 2018.


  1. JackEb

    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin Very Likeable!

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    I dont think this is the same 'Chicago' company as the US based company,

    https://sydneytools.com.au/chicago-hush20-aluminium-silenced-20l-air-compressor

    my only 'complaint' is the drain plug isnt at the bottom of the tank, you have to lean the whole thing forwards to drain it properly, other than that its nice and quiet, not silent but a lot less ear splitting than my workshop compressor.

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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja

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    interesting videos


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    I bought my first compressor with a small tank (3L) around 3-4 months ago. I never even dreamt of draining the water, neither was I aware for the drainage valve on the bottom of the tank. Reading this thread ringed an alarm in my head. I recently thought my colleague compressor got louder... I normally kicked the tank and the irregular volume went back to normal. So, yesterday evening I got myself a little paper cup and opened the tank. Quite some water - all brown - flew out, filling half of the cup. I will be more vigilant from now on. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
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    I've got a 25l tanked compressor in the garage had it since 1993 but don't use it all the time, so i don't empty it every time i use it but its only on for 5 minutes to pump tyres up or blow dust off the workbench. If its been on for a while and working hard (using air tools) i will undo the drain plug at the end of use.

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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja

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    you turned compressor ON when draining right? Or you had air in tank?
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    No, it was off and all air was out. Why, is this a problem?
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja

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    Have some air in tank. Air will push the water out when you drain. Probably for safety reasons turning Off compressor and using tanks with air would be better I guess?

    here's how to do it:


    you need some pressure inside of the tank.
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