Craftsman compressor pull a vacuum for automotive AC work?

Will my 3 gal pancake tank Craftsman compressor hook up to the service hose on my manifold gauge set to pull a vacuum, or can it be modified to do so?


thanks,
Kent

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Sep 03, 2017
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by: Bill

Kent, in order for the compressor to work, it must pull air in, and then it drives that air into the tank.

If the air intake was connected to, and pulling air from any closed vessel, it could pull a vacuum up to it's capability and flow capacity.

So, the short answer would be yes, it might work. The longer answer, in terms of how to modify the pancake compressor to do so, might making acquiring a small vacuum pump a better option.

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