Compressor location question

by Steve
(Mansfield UK)


I have recently purchased a compressor which I intended to use in my garage workshop. I discovered that the power rating of the electrical circuit in my garage was not sufficient to fire up the compressor motor so I have to trundle the compressor to the nearest house power outlet to prime the cylinder with air - then trundle it back into the workshop - and so on and so on. My question is, therefore, what problems are likely to arise if I leave the compressor fully primed with air for a couple of days while I complete work projects. Having to move it back and forth (and it is quite a distance) is proving a royal pain.

Thank you

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Aug 12, 2016
by: Doug in

Just to be clear, when you drain the tank water, you don't have to let all the air out, just enough to get the water out.

Aside from actual storage and possible child safety concerns, you can leave it charged all the time, as long as you drain the water after it recharges.

If it has an auto-drain, you don't even have to worry about that.

Aug 11, 2016
Trundling compressor back and forth
by: Bill

As long as you blow down the tank via opening the tank drain periodically to drain water from the tank, leaving it charged for a day or two shouldn't be much of a problem.

Treat it like it was a live power circuit though. Don't let ill experienced or young folks access to the compressor.

I wonder why you don't leave it at the house and simply run a longer air line to the garage?

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