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Balls First
03-30-2011, 05:35 PM
Having a problem with excessive moisture build up in the tank, was thinking of trying an Air Dryer, only thing is im not too sure if i should put it inline after the tank or between the tank and the compressor.

Anybody ever tried this before or have any other ideas?

Dreded
03-30-2011, 05:43 PM
all I know for sure is that in large shops that have air plumbed in the moisture remover goes inline near a fitting( I.e. end of hose not beginning)

Balls First
03-30-2011, 05:50 PM
yeah but my problem isnt moisture at the hose end its moisture in the storage tank

Dreded
03-30-2011, 06:23 PM
ahh well on a certified tank there is a valve on the bottom to remove moisture.. I tend to open it once a week or so to let the tiny bit escape... but as far as OBA goes if its a option(in your setup) I don't see why you couldnt run a mositure filter before the tank

Balls First
03-30-2011, 06:51 PM
Yeah ive got the petcock drain on the bottom of my tank, but im still not happy with the amount of moisture in it, i figured it might help with that, then a filter on the outlet end of the tank before the manifold just to keep any rust n crap out, other than that its already set up and works great, could post a picture if you want

Balls First
03-30-2011, 06:53 PM
Although i dont know if that would really help because cold steel tank plus hot air from the compressor equals condensation

dirka dave
03-31-2011, 06:29 AM
What are you using for a compressor ?

old codger
03-31-2011, 07:40 AM
Do you have an air filter on the inlet side of the compressor? I always opened the drain valve every night let the tank drain completely, even put
Washers under the legs of the tank on one end so that it would drain
completely.

pumpkin
03-31-2011, 08:10 AM
Move to Arizona:happy0045: :happy0045: There is too much moisture in the air here, you just have to deal with it. when you compress a lot of air you wll get water in this climate.

epic3
03-31-2011, 12:46 PM
tear it all out and start over again you must have done something wrong air never has moisture in it. Or fill the tank with desiccant :D

hrd4mud
03-31-2011, 01:03 PM
Airs dry on the other side of the province, can stay in bc just not by the ocean :party0010:

Move to Arizona:happy0045: :happy0045: There is too much moisture in the air here, you just have to deal with it. when you compress a lot of air you wll get water in this climate.

Balls First
03-31-2011, 05:57 PM
What are you using for a compressor ?


Viair 450C Compressor

Balls First
03-31-2011, 05:58 PM
Do you have an air filter on the inlet side of the compressor? I always opened the drain valve every night let the tank drain completely, even put
Washers under the legs of the tank on one end so that it would drain
completely.

Yup 2 part filter. and one side of the tank is higher than the other

Balls First
03-31-2011, 05:59 PM
tear it all out and start over again you must have done something wrong air never has moisture in it. Or fill the tank with desiccant :D


shut up phil i was wondering when i'd get to use that :party0010:

epic3
03-31-2011, 07:11 PM
shut up phil i was wondering when i'd get to use that :party0010:

Every one gets there chance

78bronco
03-31-2011, 09:38 PM
:gives:

78bronco
03-31-2011, 09:42 PM
stop over thinking it !!!!! just drain it every weekend . or use a better compressor that can move more volume insted of those tiny elctric compressors with 0.05 of a fm at 90 psi