About Air Compressors


Are you looking for an air compressor, or have an air compressor problem, but don't know where to start? Get help figuring out what you need right here on about-air-compressors.com

About air compressors helps you solve your air compressor problems! First look at the troubleshooting section on the sitemap page to find pages with common, cross-brand air compressor problems and solutions.

Or, visit the about different compressor brands pages too. These are linked from the left nav bar. Here you will find solutions to compressor problems common to many brands of air compressors. See what other folks say about your brand of compressor.

About air compressors will help the plant maintenance person who looks after the company air systems, will be useful to the air system professionals, will help the air circuit designer, and provides lots of information for folks considering buying - or who have already bought - an air compressor for their workshop; what the various air compressor parts are, how they work (or don't work) together... it's all here for you on about-air-compressors.com.

View the links or use the search box on the sitemap page to find answers as the air compressor information you are looking for is quite likely already here for you.

September / October 2014 - I'm in the process of adding compressor review pages to this site. They are linked from the nav bar at left under Selecting Your Compressor. Since I cannot personally acquire and review every compressor make and model in one lifetime, I'd appreciate your help if you can spare some time. Please provide some words about your air compressor experience... the make, the model and whether you love it or hate it, how you use it, how often, does it work reliably and so on. If you use the form on the ASK page you can upload up to four photos of your compressor too. All reasonable (;-) reviews will have their own page and other visitors with the same make and model can add their comments to your review too. All makes and models of air compressor reviews are welcome. Help please! Thanks very much!!!

Read on, and welcome.






Some Visitor's Comments


  • Todd says... "Bill, I appreciate you sharing your expertise on your website. My Central Pneumatic 21 Gallon 94667 would run continuously, but never build more than about 40 pounds of pressure. Based on info I found here, last night I repaired it by installing a gasket kit I found on ebay for about $21 including shipping. (I searched for "HL026100AV", as someone suggested on your site). It fit perfectly, including the new reed valve and pins, and the compressor now works as expected. Thanks again for sharing your valuable experience and advice!"
  • Reggie says... "Thanks Bill. Your suggestion on how to tell which valve was not working did the trick! I didn't know it could be so easy to check. It helps when you (now) know how and what to check and how the parts work together. "
  • Don W. says... "Just wanted to thank you for the ideas. I pulled the cover off of my pump and located the crank shaft. I inserted a screwdriver into the slot on top and tried turning it. There was a little bit of binding at first but before long the lubricant got in and made it smooth again. I put the top back on and it's been running like a champ since. Thanks again! your site is truly helpful."
  • Barry from MA says "THANKS for keeping this site up. It gave me the idea that saved my compressor!"
  • "HI BILL!!!! this site deserves an excellency award!!! THANKS!!!" Mike / Montreal Canada
  • Jerry says "Right on the money Bill! I removed start cap. and even tho all looked well, it was BAD. I replace it and all is well and compressor works with no problems. Many thanks....(is there a way to make a contribution to help keep your site going?)"

Bill says... sure Jerry, see the Support This Site link in the right column under general info, or buy my book (see below) and then we both win!


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Are you thinking about getting an air compressor for your home workshop? Here is a lot more information about them, useful before or after you acquire yours. Click the photo at left for a handy guide about understanding and using The Home Compressor. You can become your local compressor-using expert with the information it provides and you support this site at the same time. A win for both of us!

Thanks... Bill


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I am very appreciative of the contributions to this site from many compressor knowledgeable visitors, and in particular Buster, Carls421 and Doug s.d.ca. To the many that have contributed their knowledge to help other air compressor users, please accept my sincere thanks.

Bill










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""Bill, you were right, when replacing the valve plate I had inverted it. I removed the head this morning and corrected the position of the valve plate. It seems to be working just fine now. Thanks a lot."