said by RedCaliSS:
be sure to elevate your air hose at least 7-8 ft high as soon as the hose leaves the compressor and be sure to leave it elevated for a minimum of 3-4ft hose length.. this will allow the water to stay in the tank and also run back down should it make it's way up the lines...
I'm in the market for a shop compressor and have been surfing like crazy on the subject and have never seen this tip--good one, thanks!
I was about to buy the $489 60Gal Husky at Home Depot, then this morning I see the 60Gal Craftsman Professional for the same price, and then I find that maybe I want a two-stage instead for some $800 (Harbor Freight) cuz a two-stage puts less hot air into the tank (lower temp air means less water to condense-out later AFAICT).
So I was all jacked-up to buy the HD and now I think I need to spend $300+ more... Bah!