Fixing up an old air compressor.

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Rich Maund
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Re: Fixing up an old air compressor.

Post by Rich Maund » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:18 am

Cleaning out and then pickling the rust and then sealing the tank like a gas tank is the best way to go about it IMO. Once cleaned out and then dries, inspect it very thoroughly visually. If they are any deep pits in the metal, consider scrapping it. Deep pits can lead to corrosion and fatigue cracking that will lead to a burst pressure vessel in time.
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