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As my compressor slowly weeps (need advice)

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In the US you trade the tank in for a freshly inspected and filled tank. You don’t pay for the inspection separately.

 

And you don’t need any kind of moisture trap. There’s zero moisture to trap, period.

 

 

That makes sense. I would hate to get a tank and have to have a required extra $40 or so every year. Thought it would be similar to how I normally work my propane tank for grilling..........just trade in the tank for a full/inspected tank VS filling the tank I turned in. 

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That makes sense. I would hate to get a tank and have to have a required extra $40 or so every year. Thought it would be similar to how I normally work my propane tank for grilling..........just trade in the tank for a full/inspected tank VS filling the tank I turned in. 

 

Right. I've never used the same tank twice. Pressure testing is mandatory for any tank you return when you get a refill (full, tested tank), and like I said, a refill is about $25, perhaps more, depending on what source you use. A full tank, lasts my Roommate and I, about two years.

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I would go for this: 

until you pile up some budget for a step-up and then you can still keep this one for emergencies or additional work. Otherwise  you would buy something that will do the same thing as before but at lower quality and then it would be tricky to move up since you would be paying for same thing with higher quality.

While if you get this from the vid, I think you will have some flexibility that is not available with the regular ones.

 

it seems interesting to me (even though I distrust a bit about small compressors)... does it include adapters to plug the Badger airbrushes? (I have a 25 y.o. Badger 100.F and a 175 Crescendo)

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Right. I've never used the same tank twice. Pressure testing is mandatory for any tank you return when you get a refill (full, tested tank), and like I said, a refill is about $25, perhaps more, depending on what source you use. A full tank, lasts my Roommate and I, about two years.

 

 

Ill definitely have to look into that. If I can pick up a tank for $100 or so (my little compressor is fast wearing out) and a pressure regulator for $50 - $100, I can see a $25 or so refill being worth it, especially if I only have to do it every year or two. 

I also really like the idea of no noise from the compressor kicking on and off too. 

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I'm a  big fan of my California Air Tools Ultra Quiet Compressor.  Model 5510.  Extremely quiet and 5 gallon tank means it doesn't have to run that much once pumped up.  Bought it for around $150 on Lowe's website with free shipping to my house.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/California-Air-Tools-5-5-Gallon-Portable-Electric-Horizontal-Air-Compressor/1000018947?cm_mmc=SCE_PLA_ONLY-_-ToolsAndHardware-_-SosAtg-PowerTools-_-1000018947:California_Air_Tools&CAWELAID=&kpid=1000018947&CAGPSPN=pla&k_clickID=802015b8-5625-4b91-b14f-c55c564f2c62&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItKbvooy_1wIVFMRkCh2KNgYVEAYYASABEgIrH_D_BwE

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The cheapest available compressor with tank is what I got. 90$ or so. Oh yeah, add a few dollars for a timer so that it fills the rack at a time when you are not at home. Cheaper and more quiet than those over rated silair 😀

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it seems interesting to me (even though I distrust a bit about small compressors)... does it include adapters to plug the Badger airbrushes? (I have a 25 y.o. Badger 100.F and a 175 Crescendo)

Nope. 1/8 is the standard for all widely used and also top-notch airbrushes and Badger are the ones that has to include adapters for their production line :)

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Am I the only one that uses a shop compressor?  Fills flat tires, too.  Really loud for a few minutes (I never run it after dark, or before 9AM).  It has a water trap, too.

 

Gaz

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Am I the only one that uses a shop compressor?  Fills flat tires, too.  Really loud for a few minutes (I never run it after dark, or before 9AM).  It has a water trap, too.

 

Gaz

 

same problem! VERY noisy  :BANGHEAD2:

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In the US you trade the tank in for a freshly inspected and filled tank. You don’t pay for the inspection separately.

 

 

That is not what I was told by the dealer I called to ask about refills.  They were specific about saying I needed to have my tank pressure tested.  They did not offer trade-ins.  As I said, YMMV.

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