About Air Compressors


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, using and troubleshooting your air compressor.

  To Use This Site


  1. For help with an air compressor problem, first please look at the troubleshooting section to find pages with common, cross-brand, air compressor problems and solutions.
  2. Next visit the About Different Compressor Brands listing. Here you will find solutions to compressor problems common to specific brands of air compressors.
  3. Use the Sitemap page. Scroll down the list of all of the pages on this site, to the pages that relate to your compressor problem.
  4. Use the many search boxes on about-air-compressors.com. They will help you find the pages on this site that provide a solution to your air compressor issue or problem. One search box is right here for your use.

If still no luck, then do go to the appropriate forum page - see the list of forums on this page - and post your question. I or some of the many hundreds & hundreds of folks that visit this site every day will do our best to help.

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


Some Visitor's Comments


  • John says... "Thanks for the help! Great site!
  • Eddie C. from Ohio says... "Cutting 1/2" off the end worked. It went straight to 120psi then shut off. Thanks..."
  • Jerry says... "It's (problem with compressor pressure switch) fixed! Thanks for the help. It's working fine..."
  • Robert says... "Thanks 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).
  • "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!


eBook cover

Are you thinking about getting an air compressor for your home workshop or have a compressor with a problem? This ebook offers a lot more information about compressors, useful before or after you acquire yours. Click the 'book cover' 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.

Thank you very much. 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 to Doug s.d.ca., Buster and Carl.

To the many that have, and continue to, contribute their knowledge to help other air compressor users, please accept my sincere thanks.

Bill