How to tell if air compressor check valve is bad

What is a check valve? How does it help? Many people ask these questions in many forums, and if you are one of them, you are in the right place at the correct time. A check valve is designed to prevent air backflow into the inlet line whenever the tool shuts down. It is located … Read more

Air Compressor Free Air at One Pressure Vs. at a Greater Pressure

Well, if you do your research deeply, you’ll realize that many plant personnel and most air compressor dealers do not fully grasp the relationship between airflow and pressure. Users commonly operate their air compressor at elevated pressure, hoping to satisfy the demand. However, this does not always enhance performance but makes it even worse. First … Read more

What RPM Should an Air Compressor Pump Run?

An air compressor’s performance can be determined through many aspects, including pounds per square inch (PSI) ratings, cubic feet per minute (CFM) and horsepower. The pounds per square inch depicts the air compressor’s amount of pressure, while cubic feet per minute indicates the volume of air supplied by the air compressor. On the other hand, … Read more

What Makes Air Compressor Turn Off Automatically?

Air compressor is a multipurpose tool that has been a game-changer in the contemporary world. It works on the principle of storing compressed air in tanks that are used to drive air tools. Many professionals and DIY enthusiasts rarely lack this tool as it can run multiple air tools, which are available at a cheaper … Read more

How Do You Connect Two Air Tanks Together?

I can say point blank that you are in the right place at the right time. Many people do want to increase the capacity of their tank to avoid time wastage during a refill. Another reason might be to offer sufficient airflow for a more demanding air tool. Sometimes, a single air compressor, which is … Read more

How big of the pulley should you use on the gas air compressor?

Well, we’ve frequently received emails and calls to inquire about the right size of the pulley to install on gas air compressors. A pulley is a versatile tool that enjoys a wide range of applications such as high-pressure wash tasks and agricultural applications. Their main use is to connect pumps to engines or motors through … Read more

What size air compressor do I need to run my air tools?

Getting the right size for your air tools is something most of us intently look out for. It’s a puzzle that most people find difficult to solve. Well, if you’re getting into power tools, I believe the most frequent question you’ve asked yourself is, what size air compressor do I need to run my air tools? That … Read more

Why does my air compressor cut-off?

Whenever the idea of an air compressor pops into my head, I just can’t stop smiling. See, these units have relatively made work a lot easier than I could ever imagine. Well, just like any other unit, an air compressor problem can stem from one of the many issues, including oil leaks, insufficient pressurization, or … Read more

 Is air compressor bad for electricity?

Logically, air compressors come in multiple sizes and shapes to meet every need. Depending on your unique and specific requirements, the power source is critical when making a buying decision. Well, there’re gas powered air compressors and electric powered air compressors, which I presume, we both know. Both are specifically designed to serve their intended … Read more

DIY ways to transport small air compressor at home

When the time is right for you to purchase a small air compressor, the first thing you’ll notice is its portability. These units are critical for homeowners, industrial workers, or craftspeople as they help offer better results, reduce operational costs, and, more importantly, help save more time.  Small air compressors can also help reduce physical … Read more