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Rusted air compressor.

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Rusted air compressor.

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:23 am

Does anyone know if an air compressor can rust from the inside. I let out the water everyday and it seems fine but I think the water residue may cause the unpainted interior to rust. That could cause the tank to weaken and rupture. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Let me know. It's my 1 gallon pancake air compressor. :D :D :D :grouphug:


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Re: Rusted air compressor.

Post by bugwubber » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:49 pm

Water Rocket Expert wrote:Does anyone know if an air compressor can rust from the inside. I let out the water everyday and it seems fine but I think the water residue may cause the unpainted interior to rust. That could cause the tank to weaken and rupture. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Let me know. It's my 1 gallon pancake air compressor. :D :D :D :grouphug:
That's normal. Just continue flushing after use and it won't ever be an issue. They are designed to deal with moisture.


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Re: Rusted air compressor.

Post by U.S. Water Rockets » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:00 am

Water Rocket Expert wrote:Does anyone know if an air compressor can rust from the inside. I let out the water everyday and it seems fine but I think the water residue may cause the unpainted interior to rust. That could cause the tank to weaken and rupture. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Let me know. It's my 1 gallon pancake air compressor. :D :D :D :grouphug:
They expect to get a little surface rust inside from use. As long as you don't see huge piles of iron oxide dust coming out when you open the drain, it should be ok. A little orange tint to the water is normal.



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Re: Rusted air compressor.

Post by andy_R » Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:26 pm

it's just atmospheric moisture...if you are really worried, try to add an inline drier to the inlet. As long as you drain it thoroughly and don't allow moisture to build up inside, you'll be ok



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Re: Rusted air compressor.

Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:08 pm

andy_R wrote:it's just atmospheric moisture...if you are really worried, try to add an inline drier to the inlet. As long as you drain it thoroughly and don't allow moisture to build up inside, you'll be ok
You can spray some WD-40 inside the tank and swish it around and coat the inside which will keep it from rusting and repel any moisture!


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Re: Rusted air compressor.

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:02 pm

Oh thanks!


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Re: Rusted air compressor.

Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:05 pm

Water Rocket Expert wrote:Oh thanks!
Are you going to be launching and posting videos again, Randy?


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Re: Rusted air compressor.

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:19 pm

Yeah, I do still make rockets and launch, just everything has slowed down do to school, and I've sort of gotten into this hobby too! http://laserpointerforums.com/

I now have a 1.6 watt 445nm laser that can light leaves on fire!

Also, I slowed down posting because when I was on here a while back, the mods kept giving me trouble and I got fed up and took a brake. I remembered when that "Moose" mod (can't remember his/her username, just had the word moose in it) threatened to contact my ISP because I was supposedly up at 2am trying to "hack" the site.

So that why! But I post from time to time now.

NOW I realize you were talking to randy!


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Re: Rusted air compressor.

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:19 am

Oh, now I realize you quoted me, my name is not randy just to let you know, their was a user with this name.


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Re: Rusted air compressor.

Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:16 pm

Water Rocket Expert wrote:Oh, now I realize you quoted me, my name is not randy just to let you know, their was a user with this name.
Sorry about that. There was another member with that name and his videos were auto-playing in another window and I got mixed up.


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