Draining the air out

by Ralph Davis
(Lakeside CA USA)

Is it necessary to drain the air out of the tank on the larger air compressor tanks, like one of the larger vertical tank. I understand draining the water, but not the air..

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Jul 24, 2017
Compressor Tank Draining
by: Bill

It is necessary / desirable to drain all the water from the tank on a regular basis.

An auto drain can be set up to open the drain valve regularly, run for a time to drain all the collected water, and then shut again.

If there is no water left in the tank, it is not, in my opinion, necessary, nor is it energy efficient, to drain all the air.

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