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  1. Fedorgasm Gold Belt

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    I always wanted an air compressor but could never justify the expense nor the space it takes up since I have no air tools and don't really need air tools.

    But I inherited my dad's compressor now and I went online to find out how to use them and came across all these videos talking about air compressors exploding.





    Apparently the inside of the tank rusts and weakens the metal after a few years. You can slow this process down by draining the compressed air after each use. But I have no idea if my dad was in the habit of doing this. His compressor is from 1999. Appears to be in good shape so I don't think it was used much but I wonder if it's worth the risk.
     
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  2. Dream Evil Purple Belt

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    I want one too, but I have literally zero use for it.
     
  3. mb23100 Steel Belt

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    We have several big industrial ones at my work. They have automatic blow down valves and when they go out you wouldn't believe how fast they fill with water. I always wondered how the personal ones don't seem to have more issues.
     
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  4. jesusisangry Orange Belt

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    Dangerous everything is dangerous learn how to use them to remove the danger
     
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    You have to remove the moisture collecting at the bottom of the tank every once in awhile.
     
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    I don't need one, I just get a plastic bag and cram air in it with my hands
     
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    Fucken LOOOL!
     
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    I empty to moisture after each use. This would suck
     
  9. Fugazy You sure about that, that that’s why? Double Yellow Card

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    Use a straw and tie the bag close really fast when you pull the straw out. This works best with a typical grocery store bag and if you pretie a knot, like a shoelace knot, around the straw before filling you can seal it up even faster to keep the air extra fresh.
     
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  10. William Huggins Red Belt

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    Always drain it after you use it, if you can, mount the compressor in an outside shed, separate from the main work area.
     
  11. Merlotte's Gold Belt

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    I can take an air compressor 7 times out of 10
     
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  12. Tone C Gold Belt

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    Just as an extra bit of safety advice don't stick it up your ass and turn it on.

    Just in case you were curious or something.
     
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    Why would anyone compress air? Seems a pointless activity.
     
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    Pfff. Compress air with uppercuts.
     
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    Saw the video of the Indian guys at the factory. Once I saw the prankee get woozy and collapse, I thought:
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  18. Fedorgasm Gold Belt

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    Here's a good one with footage of the actual explosion

     
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  19. Tone C Gold Belt

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    I think we watch the same youtube videos...
     
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  20. genecop Gold Belt

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    Been savagely using them for 40 years, never a problem,,An old framer that used to work for me never drained his, thing weighted like 65lbs…lol….50lbs was water…
     
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