About Air Compressors


There are hundreds of pages on about-air-compressors.com providing information on pretty much every air compressor part, what it does and where it is located on an air compressor, along with scads of pages about installing, plumbing, using and troubleshooting air compressors of all kinds.

My wife says that if a man is reading this page, they will ignore all the words, and just start clicking links. If it's a woman, she'll likely read the page first before clicking anything.

Can I ask, regardless of your gender, please read this page to learn how to best get the information about air compressors that you look for? Odds are very good that after 13+ years of contributions, the compressor information you want is already here. Thank you!



SITEMAP PAGE. Has links to all pages on about-air-compressors.com .

COMPRESSOR TROUBLESHOOTING. Common compressor problems and solutions that affect many brands of air compressors.





COMPRESSOR BRAND TROUBLESHOOTING. Pages with information by compressor brand and model number and some complimentary PDF manuals for a wide range of compressor brands.



ASK! Cannot find help with your compressor issue on this site? Post a question on this ASK page. Your question will likely be moved to the correct forum, so request notifications when you post and you'll be provided a link directly to your question when it is answered, regardless of where it ends up on this site.

A huge thanks to...


Doug s.d.ca., Buster and Carl and Roger and all contributors that help others with their air compressors. Thanks for your help going on 14 years now!

Some Visitor's Comments as a result of all of your efforts...

  • November 2018, an anonymous contributor says "I just wanted to thank you for this info and site Bill. I looked all over for information on this part for this compressor and your site was the only useful one i could find." Here's the original comment.

  • Jessie says to Doug... "Thanks very much for the tip. Greatly appreciated" when looking for parts for a Sanborn compressor.

  • Lorra says, "Doug, I appreciate and was impressed by your reaching out; it's that attitude of wanting to help others that makes this a great site : ) Thank you!" For those that haven't noticed, Doug in S.D.Ca is a frequent, long-time and knowledgeable contributor to this site.

  • David J. R. says "Thanks to Doug pointing me in the right direction! - THIS WEBSITE ROCKS!"

  • Chris says "Hey Bill thanks for your help it was the regulator, changed it out and things back to working great compressor run all my tools, thanks again"

  • Jerry says "Right on the money Bill! I removed the start cap. and even tho all looked well, it was BAD. I replaced it and the compressor works with no problems. Many thanks....(is there a way to make a contribution to help keep your site going?)". "Sure Jerry. Buy my book (see below) and then we both win!"

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This ebook offers lots more information about compressors for folks thinking about getting an air compressor for their home workshop or have a compressor with a problem. Click here for this handy guide about understanding and using The Home Compressor.

YOU can become your local compressor-using expert with the information it provides, and at the same time help support this website for years to come... I hope!

Thank you all very much, Bill

And first, please read this site Disclaimer, before you use any references or information found on this site. Use of the information on this website means that you have read and accept the disclaimer. Thank you.

Bill Wade, owner, publisher and primary content provider for about-air-compressors.com brings to this site his experience in pneumatic systems, air circuits and components, through his field service calls, air systems design and as a trainer for new hires to the fluid power industry.