Where to install the filter

by Bill
(Wilmington, DE)

I purchased a filter/regulator from HF. I think the regulator should be close to the compressor so I am able to adjust the pressure. Some say the filter should be at the end of the air line away from the compressor and slightly lower than your air line so the water drains better, but then my regulator is at the wrong end of the air line. Does it matter?

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Feb 02, 2016
Where to install the filter
by: Bill

It matters very much, Bill.

So much so that there are many pages on this site that explain where compressed air filters should be installed for best results.

Please use the search boxes to find them, so that all this info need not be duplicated here.

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