I just would like to ask if I should bring indoors, my Dewalt 15 gal. vertical oilless air compressor for the winter. I have a outdoor unheated shed I was thinking of leaving it out in, here in Canada. I was going to leave the drain plug open and cover it with a tarp. Not having the most room in the house...but I feel a little uneasy about it and with it being recently new......well....I would like to do the right thing here!?
Keeping it in the house is OK, However I store mine out side, A GOOD spray of WD40 on the switches and leave the drain plug open. I also spray WD 40 on the drain plug and inside the tank. It doesn't take much WD 40 on th4 inside if the tank and swish it around,.
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Hello babeaton, several things can cause that, but, the most common thing is the regulator. let it run again and right ofter it kicks off feel the power cord and see if it's warm to the touch, if so it likely is the regulator. Breakers operate based on the amount of heat generated from current running through the cord/wires.
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This model compessor has developed many problems all related to the unusually high cutoff pressure of 200psi. Most all single stage compressors cutoff at about 125- 140psi to keep amp draw to a minimum. Reduce the cutoff pressure as low as possible for job to extend the life of you unit. Locate pressure switch and remove cover to expose adjustment nut. There are generally two adjustments. One for pressure cutout and the other for differential. Sometimes instructions are under cover to switch. Good luck.
Dewalt recommends synthetic oil in their compressors. The dewlat part # 5130427-00 quart, and 5130702-00 for a 4oz size. Available at www.dewalt.com or their service center. I have been using the Lowes brand of synthetic compressor oil. Kobalt oil sells for about $7 and works great. If you do not use your compressor all day like I do, you can use the standard grade of Kobalt compressor oil that sells for around $3. Synthetic oil is for extreme conditions. Good Luck!
Most oilless compressors suffer from a short lifespan of the cylinder and piston ring. Unplug the unit and remove the cover to expose the cylinder and rod. Move piston to topmost position and examine the condition of the cylinder. If you see scratches or worn areas close to the top of the cyl. then most likely will need rebuild kit. (Not expensive) If cylinder looks good, remove the head and check the reed valves for debris or broken reed. Reed valve plate is also available as part with gaskets. To extend the life of an oilless compressor try not to use it in dusty or sandy areas as the bottom of the unit is open and tends to **** dirt into cylinder. Good Luck.