Hello, I purchased a new husky 60 gallon, 7hp air compressor, which
runs on 220V. Today I let it run to 90psi and the top of the tank was
Does anyone else experience this symptom? Is it normal? I'd appreciate
Normal. Compress a gas causes it to heat up. Expanding it causes it to
cool off, that's how air conditioners work.
Take a look at the cylinders on the compressor. They have cooling fins.
That's because they are getting hot compressing the air and need to be
cooled off or they will be damaged.
My diesel car starts without a spark. It does it by compressing the air
in the cylinder enough to cause it to explode.
As you can tell my my email, I have a diesel truck also. I understand
how they function as well as gas heating up under pressure. My old
compressor was a little older, hence slower, and didn't heat up as
much. Being the head is cast iron, it will "hold" heat more than
aluminum. The fact that they use copper pipe from the head to tank
concerns me. My old compressor was a steel pipe, but things today are
cheaply made; what can you expect, right?
Thanks for the advice.
Hi, yes thats normal. Air, or just about any other gas or liquid, get
hot when compressed. If your compressor has tubing going from the
compressor to the tank, be careful this can burn the heck out of you.
when air is compressed it gets hot.. even with a small hand pump... the
kind you use to pump up a basketball, you can feel the heat in the pump
body.... or it might be the friction of the plunger in the pump????
either way its gonna get hot, just how hot??????
probably normal heat.. when you unpacked it you did add Oil??? if not
then check it out before you burn it up without oil, unless its an
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