30 years old Craftsman, worried about tank.
My air compressor is about 30 years old and I am worried that the tank may be getting weak from rust on the inside.
Should I be concerned?
It is a sears craftsman 2 HP horizontal tank
Tank For Craftsman 919.166441
(Land O Lakes, FL, USA)
I'm looking for a replacement tank (z-A04840)
Sears Direct doesn't have a clue
919-167780 tank rusty - safe?
919-167780 tank rusty, don't know how bad --upright 3.5 HP 25 gal 175 psi
Tank on above unit never been drained. Had a spill with the upright model that cracked the air inlet tube at the thread, thus allowing some rusty water to show up while prone.
Got curious and tried water valve to no avail, other than a few clear drops of water.
Let air down to safe range and removed valve, poking screw driver into the tank, thus releasing 1.5 pts. of very rusty water and rust chunks 1/16" thick.
How much do you suppose the integrity of the tank is compromised beyond safety? I know that a tank could begin leaking in a small manner, due to the way rust progresses, sometimes making pits and not merely 'sheeting' over the surface.
Don't want to risk sudden rupture.