how do u drain water from filter

Compressed Air Filter

Compressed Air Filter

How do u remove water that goes in side of the filter chamber for item number 95630

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I have uploaded a photo of the filter that is on your air compressor, I think!

At the bottom of the filter bowl, there is a knurled metal part that should be able to be turned, and that typically opens the filter bowl to atmosphere and allow the water and crud that is in the filter bowl to be drained out.

Do not forget to close the filter drain when you are done!

If you are unable to open this knurled knob, typically the filter bowl of compressed air filters threads onto the cap. Turning the the whole bowl assembly counter-clockwise should allow the bowl to be unscrewed from the filter cap.

Make sure that you vent any trapped air in the filter and air line before trying to remove the bowl.

Cheers,

Bill



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Location of air line filter

Can the airline filter be placed before the downstream regulator or does it have to go after it?
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Always a good question, and one that is covered completely on the air treatment pages on this site.

Before you go look, I'll give you a hint.

The typical air treatment is called an FRL. The letters are in the order of installation, from the supply side (from the compressor) on the left, and the downstream side, (too the air line or air tool) on the right.

Cheers,

Bill

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Air Filter ideas - re installation

by John

I have a 2 stage air compressor and would like to know
since the Air filter assembly uses a 1" NPT opening
could i extend that with some pipe and then add the air filter housing to make it more remote to quiet her down?
And any other types of air filters being used?
Like could i use a small k&n cone car filter as an air filter?
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John, be careful you don't restrict the size of the air input. If I were adding an extension to the air intake on my compressor, I would use a thread adapter to move to a larger pipe size on the extension. See the pressure drop pages for details on why this is important.

Think about what the air filter is doing for the compressor? It's simply making sure that your compressor does not ingest any "bricks or 2x4's" that might damage the valves, piston or seals. So, any filter that does that will work fine.

Use any filter you want that actually will remove dust and so on, and make sure that the element is sufficiently porous that it doesn't starve the intake.

As a comment here, let us know how, or if, so doing reduces the noise, will you? Folks would like to know if that helps at all.

Cheers,

Bill

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where install filter / regulator

by mike
(wallingford ct.)

where should this be installed (how far away from the compressor)
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Hey Mike:

Depends on what you are trying to achieve in terms of dryness.

I suggest you read all of the pages on compressor water on this site to better understand how water is generated in a compressed air system.

Understanding the where and how of water will tell you the where and how of your compressed air filters are best employed. And yes, often there's a need for more than one.

Cheers,

Bill

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