Do you have a question about compressed air tanks for your air compressor?
Are you looking to plumb an extra tank to your air compressor? This one page on this site that is intended to provide you as much information about compressor air tanks as possible.
A pet and persistent itch of mine is why air tank size is measured in gallons, and compressed air is measured in cubic feet? How do you convert between the two if you wish to? Here’s how.
Air Tanks Size
How do you convert between gallons and cubic feet? You divide the number of gallons of the tank size by 7.48
(7.48 gallons = 1 cubic foot)
Or, you can multiply gallons by 13.4% (.1337) to get the number of cubic feet in the air tank, as well.
For example, 300 gallons = approximately 40 cubic feet.
For more detailed information about compressor air tanks, follow this link to a page on this site all about compressor receivers. It will provide a lot of answers to common questions about air tanks. This page provides a list of comments, questions and answers about air tanks.
If you have a question about your compressor air tanks, please see those answered below first as possibly your answer is already there. If not, send in your question using the form at the end of the page.
If you can answer a question about compressor air tanks please comment as it will help many compressor owners.
Existing Air Tanks questions:
I need a new compressor tank I spent some time online looking for 20 gal horizontal tanks with motor bases
Does a compressor tank need more than one port I have a compressor with a 20 gallon tank that has developed a pin hole leak and needs to be
Put a drain valve on a compressor tank Hi Bill, I’ve got a compressor that doesn’t have a drain, can you please give me some advice
Tank drain valve doesn’t drain Hi, when i open the water drain on my 150l tank it does not always rush with air/water
Large plugged holes in compressor tank What are the large plugged holes in the compressor tank for
Plumbing a tank Mike from California asked about plumbing a compressor tank. What is the preferred or recommended practice to
Add another air compressor tank What will happen if i add a tank to my compressor that i have now.
Air dryer and compressor tank location What is the proper location of receiver, or the compressor air tank, before or after the air dryer?
Reduce water escaping air compressor tank Are there different designs of air compressors that will allow less water out of the compressor and into
Does draining the compressor tank really make a difference My dad yells at me for using the air compressor because some times I forget to drain the air
Should you leave air in an idle compressor Air left in compressor for two months while idle. Problem
Drain or don’t drain a compressor tank I have a 60 gallon tank compressor and plan to use it occasionally in my home garage. How often should
Size of compressor tank discharge port I recently purchased a 60 gal stationary compressor. I plan to run 3/4″ copper lines throughout my shop
Tank size issues What is the difference between dual bottle ones and pancake compressor tanks
Air tank to dampen loads I have an air receiver to fit in an existing system basically to dampen any large loads
Tank for a van I want air on my van for motor bike weekend sport but don’t want to carry a compressor and generator
Air flow from compressor tanks Is there a way to have the air come out of the first tank and then the second tank?
Drain cap came loose and fell in tank My drain tap came loose and fell inside tank when I was releasing the pressure
Why is there no water in my compressor tank “Why is there no water in my compressor tank”, a visitor wrote in a recently. It seems that
How do I know if the compressor tank is safe I have a late 90s (I think) Devilbiss Air America 5hp 20 gallon compressor and am somewhat