Buy lubed or non-lubed ~ Can't decide

by Roger
(Wisconsin)

Hello,

I am in the market for a new air compressor for my garage.

I just run air tools and the general stuff on an occasional basis but what I am trying to determie is if it's better to have an oil-less unit or one that has oil.

I live in a cold climate and I have had difficulty getting oil units to run in the cold weather. My feeling is that the oil-free units will meet my needs and last a long time given the frequesncy of use however a nice two stage is going to be quieter. Any suggestions?

___________________
Bill says...

Some years ago I perceive that there were drawbacks to oil-less air compressors, not the least of which were over heating and price.

Nowadays, compressor prices for the DIY have been dropping steadily, and the price discrepancy has become almost non-existent.

I guess the best response to give you is that when I go to buy my next air compressor, all things being equal, I'd opt for an oil-less over an oil lubed.

Bill

Click here to post comments

Add your own question or comment. It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Compressed Air How To.

Water Seperator

by Dale
(Woodbridge, VA)

Does anyone no how to build your own electric water seperator for your air lines on an air compressor?

_____________________
Bill says...

Dale, I might know, and so will many others, I expect.

However, I'm not sure what it is you are talking about and what it is you are trying to do.

Can you please post a definition of your electric water separator as a comment here so we can try to help?

Thanks,

Bill

Click here to post comments

Add your own question or comment. It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Compressed Air How To.

puma air compressor 60 gallon - adjust air pressure

How do you turn up the PSI?

____________________
Bill says...

You normally use the regulator on the discharge line to adjust the air pressure to your application.

If you are asking how you can increase the pressure setting on the pressure switch, read the page on Pressure Switches for more info. As always, I suggest you do not do this. Your compressor is designed to run properly at the factory settings and monkeying with them is asking for trouble.

Cheers,

Bill


Click here to post comments

Add your own question or comment. It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Compressed Air How To.