Hi All... I just got my first air compressor, oil lub with 2.5 hp and 6 gal
The safety valve leaks air from 115 psi to 90 psi in about 20 minutes and
down to 60 psi in about 5 hours.
Is this normal?
Lest their not expensive to replace. Ratings should be marked on the valve.
If it's a new compressor they should replace the valve, or compressor (depends
on model and where bought) without a gripe.
Or you could try unseating and reseating the poppet.
I just bought the PC 2 nailer gun combo kit with a 6 gal pancake
compressor. Is that motor noisy! But the tank stays at >90 psi for
hours and hours, if you don't use the gun. (Just as a test, I don't know
whether it is recommended to leave the tank alone that long).
Using this is far better than a hammer to put lots of nails in!
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