Cleaning the inside of the tank on a Ingersoll-Rand Model 4 E 14

by Gerard Paillard
(Caboolture QLD Australia)

Hello,


I have an Ingersoll-Rand Model 4 E 14 air compressor. it is about 25 years young....
Yeaterday i decided to service it a littel bit as I noticed that the belt guard was broken.
I remove most of the easy part of it but I am not sure how to remove the back of the guard behing the wheel.

Can someone please assist me?

Also, when I drained the tank I foung a lot of dirty water in there it was in fact a muddy /rusty water.
With the valve completely ogff I run the compressor for about 10 minutes and the air was running claen from ther but.

Is there any need for me to clean the inside of the tank and if so could you please advise the proper way to do it?

With many thanks and best Regards.

Gerard

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Mar 11, 2017
tank cleaning
by: Doug in s.d.ca.

Not really needed, but if you're so inclined, you could rinse it out and slosh some sort of sealant around in it to help prevent further rust.

I'm not finding a good detail of the guard, but a close inspection should reveal the answer. Post pix of it if you like...

Mar 10, 2017
Cleaning the inside of my air compressor tank
by: Gerard

Me again, Excuse the various typo in my previous message.
I now have taken pictures of my compressor and I shall post them as soon as I have transferred them on my PC.
Thanks and have a good day

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