I've had a cheap Harbor freight air compressor for a few years & it
has paid for itself. So when the regulator stripped out, I went
to the blue borg and bought a replacement off their rack.
But that damn thing leaks right out of the box! I bought it
several months ago & it has been sitting in the garage waiting for me
to take the c-clamp off the old one and install the new regulator.
I just want a simple inline regulator. I have another one with the
drier that I use when painting- but I don't think it is necessary when
pumping tires or occasional nailing.
Is there a good brand of regulator, or are they all POS?
Well, now. . . don't I feel stupid. I know folks in this group are
too polite or shy to say anything, but a "Hey DF . .. " is in order
Regulators are not [always?] 2-way. I looked on this one for an
arrow, but didn't see it. Should have put my glasses on first, I
guess, or stepped out of the garage into the sun.
Reading on Mcmaster about the 'relieving feature' I wondered if I
might have installed the thing bass-ackwards. Sure enough- there
is an arrow, and it apparently indicates the direction of air flow,
not "this way to compressor".
Thanks Ed & HB--- [and probably SteveB who thought about it being
backwards but was just too nice to say anything.<g>]
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