I bought a compressor from a garage sale yesterday.
Paid $20, seems to be between 13 and 20 gallons.
What I wanted was an oil type compressor that uses a belt.
I could not take the oil less type of noise anymore.
I thought I was taking a risk, pretty rusted on the outside, but didn't
appear deeply rusted. I shook the thing did not hear water in it (WRONG)...
When I got it home still did not hear water in it...
opened up the petcock after charging it up and holy crap the most rusted
water... and probably a pint to quart of water came out.
So what chance do I have of saving this tank? Where I used to live we
had a scales air compressor place nearby but they closed... I don't find
any of them around any more.. not close by.
The rust on the outside is all superficial and can be sanded and painted
... I need to get into the tank with a 3/4 square end and see..
Anyone have some real info on how to treat this?