About Air Compressors

For more than ten years now this site has been helping folks better understand their air compressors and helping them solve compressor problems! If this is your first visit, or if you've been here many times, a very warm welcome to you.

About air compressors helps you solve your air compressor problems!

About air compressors provides lots of information to help you select a new air compressor.

There are hundreds of pages here describing pretty much every air compressor part, what it does, where it goes, along with scads of pages about installing, plumbing and using your air compressor.

If you have a compressor problem, first, please 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. 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. Offer suggestions, or tell others what you really think of the brands.

See the sitemap page for a listing of all pages on this site.

Or, use the many search boxes on about-air-compressors.com to find the pages on this site that relate to your air compressor issue or problem.

About-air-compressors.com 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.

Some Visitor's Comments

  • Robert says... "Thank's again bill. the new start capacitor fixed it. now even with 100psi in the tank when i hit the switch it cranks up amazingly quick. literally no hesitation. instant full speed. i'm impressed (and relieved).
  • 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 replaced 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. 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

Please read this site Disclaimer, before you use any references or information found on this site. Use of the information on this website means that you have read and accept the disclaimer. Thank you.

And a shout out to...

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.


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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."

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