Oil and water in tank

11 years 5 months ago #40 by Mo
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:angry: My husky air compressor always has alot of oil/water mix in the tank.
It eats up the O ring on the drain and when I drain it and it looks like yellow slime.
It's in my garage where it's not heated or airconditioned most the time.
I go through oil filters on the hose often to keep oil/water out of the hose
Is there anything I can do to stop this ?

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11 years 5 months ago #41 by MTR-Admin
Replied by MTR-Admin on topic Oil and water in tank
Well, it's a fact that the tank will always accumulate some amount of moisture no matter, as compressed air condensates and creates moisture. What you have is just water in the line, I doubt it's oil. If you have oil in the line you will know as the oil level will periodically diminish and you will have oil in the pump head itself.
If you have a water and particulate filter on the unit now and go through them frequently then you may want to install a better filtering system like a "toilet paper roll" type of oil/water filter. And, you probably want to install a water/oil filter directly out of the outlet on the tank in addition to a second filter at the end of the line (hose) to your tool.
Dryer weather will produce less condensation of course, so the dryer weather the better.

This is about all you can do to minimize water in the line and in the tank. Also, make sure you drain the tank after EVERY use, this will keep your tank in good shape so rust doesn't cause a pinhole leak in the tank.

You can click on the below link to view the various Filters available, for your reference:

Hope this helps!

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