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Don't Touch Me
Columbia, MO
·Socket Internet ..

Re: Compressed air dryer ready to make me scream.

I think I found the problem(s):
1: The air compressor is seriously underrated for the job. It's a little 10gal portable one that (IMO) sucks for the job. I'm recommending that get replaced.

2: I found the joint on the output of the dryer leaking (it was fine yesterday), and when I took the fitting apart, the thread compound was nearly gone and I found oil in the threads. I'm guessing the POS compressor is spitting oil into the lines which is eating the thread compound, causing a leak, and since the compressor is way too small, throwing the whole thing out of whack.

I can't find any problems with the dump valve, it opens and closes like it's supposed to, so I don't think it's a factor.

My ideas for fixing this come Tuesday are: replace the compressor with a bigger one, and putting a coalescing filter between the output of the compressor and the input of the air dryer to catch any oil before it gets into the dryer.

"When the hammer drops, the bullshit stops"