Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tankless Compressor

Our garbage bin at work is a gold mine.  The things people throw away.  As you know I got my compressor from there.  Well now someone has thrown a substantially quieter Tankless Compressor away.  It works great.

A tankless compressor is exactly that...tankless.  It doesnt store air is very lightwieght and compact.  Its smaller than your average vacuum cleaner.  It usually only pumps up to 100 psi.  We need 35-50 psi.  More than sufficient.  It can be used for the exact same things as a simple compressor or for any application requiring 100psi or less. 

So Im running the compressor back out to the garage and now have a tankless compressor to use in the house. if I had a second pressure pot, I could really stack myself up with work.  lol.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pressure Pot Maintenance Advice

Im known for over tightening things.  Everything from pop bottles to nuts and bolts.  Its something I have to be careful of.  Its a natural habit for me to make sure things are snug. 

When you overtighten things, as with metal fasteners, you are creating stresses and strains.  You are squishing the threads together.  Eventually the metal will tear a little bit and start to gall up and tear in the thread.  This makes it harder and harder to turn till eventually it siezes up.

If you have the same issue as I do and even if you dont, I recommend putting some anti-sieze compound of some type on your lid clamp down threads of your pressure pot.  I use a nickel based antisieze.  There are lots out there all of them just as good as the other.  You have metal turning against metal.  You wouldnt run your engine without motor oil.  This is exactly the same.  They sieze.  Just the results of not using anti sieze are alot less traumatic and costly than running a motor without oil.

You'll be extending the life of your pressure pot substantially.