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Old 11-04-2014, 09:09 AM   #41
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I have no hesitation in using my compressor for blowing water out of the lines during winterizing. Sheesh, the quality of air coming out of my compressor is probably better than the air breathed in most major north american cities.
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:19 AM   #42
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Compressed air is also compressed toxins in the air plus compressor debri. Your shop compressor can multiply the crap in your air to 'dangerous levels'.

Check out 'food grade compressor'.

I use a minimum of air by opening all faucets, draining most water with drains- low point, fresh tank, and water heater. I tip the trailer up for a while and then down until I see no more coming out. Then a quick shot of air through almost dry pipes and I am done.

Fast and simple,.. Anti freeze in traps only.

Fill the tank in spring and run a few gallons through the lines, taste it, and ready for another season!!

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Old 11-04-2014, 11:06 AM   #43
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I wonder if my compressor is "food grade?" Just drained and then blew out my lines. Even unscrewed the cap in the sink trap. No antifreeze for me.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:36 AM   #44
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I wonder if my compressor is "food grade?" Just drained and then blew out my lines. Even unscrewed the cap in the sink trap. No antifreeze for me.
Don't forget the bathroom trap.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:51 AM   #45
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You drain the tank after each use to prevent condensation from forming rust in the tank, which over a long period, could rust out the tank.
That's what they say. My Craftsman two cylinder compressor is 43 years old and I drain it every......ah,......well, when spray paint I do drain it.

One thing that surprised me is that the oil level in the sump never changes. I've changed the oil maybe twice in all that time and the compressors seen a lot of use, everything from spraying gelcoat, painting and lots of air tools in my shop but the oil level stays the same. So that tells me there can't be very much oil going out with the air. I still use downstream filters etc. but I'm not worried about using it for blowing out my waterlines.

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Old 11-04-2014, 12:41 PM   #46
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I know we aren't discussing the breathing aspect of compressed air, just the use of compressed air for water removal but the below article is interesting.
http://www.plantservices.com/article...ompressed-air/
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Old 11-04-2014, 12:48 PM   #47
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I have no hesitation in using my compressor for blowing water out of the lines during winterizing. Sheesh, the quality of air coming out of my compressor is probably better than the air breathed in most major north american cities.
based on what?
http://www.plantservices.com/article...ompressed-air/
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Old 11-04-2014, 12:55 PM   #48
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For those that are interested you can buy a fairly inexpensive valve to install in the drain for your tank (replaces the stock drain valve) that opens when the pressure is below 5 lbs and automatically drains the tank every time.
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My response was somewhat tongue in cheek. However, I have seen for myself the levels of smog in many cities and breathing that is definitely not good for you. Just an example.
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Old 11-04-2014, 01:44 PM   #50
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My response was somewhat tongue in cheek. However, I have seen for myself the levels of smog in many cities and breathing that is definitely not good for you. Just an example.
Good point but it must be remembered that the air in your compressor is most likely coming from the air surrounding where ever your compressor is.
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