AIR COMPRESSORS

i have a p-c 2hp 6 gal pancake compressor. i have read conflicting ideas about whether to drain the tank after every use or leave it charged. it doesn't take long to fill the tank, but every now and then, i need to have right away. is it ok to leave the tank charged, or should you drain it after every use. thanx in advance !!!!
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Probably a hundred and one possible responses to this based on individual preferences, but for me, personally, I'd drain the tank if you aren't going to use the air within a 48 hour period after filling it up. Drain any moisture from the tank at least once per week. Again personal preference, but this is recommended in most compressor manuals.
-- Regards,
Dean Bielanowski Editor, Online Tool Reviews http://www.onlinetoolreviews.com ------------------------------------------------------------ Latest 5 Reviews: - Bosch 3912 (GCM12) 12" Compound Miter Saw - Dowelmax Doweling System - Ryobi CDL1802D Pro Series 18v Cordless Drill - Eze-Lap Diamond Sharpening Stones - Incra TS-III Table Saw Fence ------------------------------------------------------------
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
snipped-for-privacy@nospam.com says...

It's only a 6 gallon tank Dave. Wouldn't be a problem if he drained it, wouldn't take much to refill it.
Rick
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.