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Old 01-02-2014, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Keith View Post
Question for folks with the big (10+ gallon) compressors. I have a little Makita 2.6 gallon oiled compressor. I drain the air off it after each use because the manual and several friends have told me this is a good idea.

So, folks with the big units: How often do you drain the air? And how long does it take?
I drain the water out of the tank once or twice a year. Its so dry in Colo. I rarely get more than a few drops. I do run an inline separator and regulator too. This is a good item to have so you can fill the tank to maximum capacity/pressure but keep the line pressure to around 90 psi. I always leave my compressor aired up but I use it frequently too.
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