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TC-40T Compressor

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    November, 2017
TC-40T Compressor
Posted by High Wycombe on Monday, January 08, 2018 5:11 PM

I just rec'd a TC-40T compressor from S. Claus - works fantastic.  My only question is after I turn off the compressor when my work is done, should I bleed the tank?  Or it it OK to keep that pressure in the tank - which also means pressure in the hose line and airbrush?  As always, thanks to all who help!

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, January 08, 2018 5:22 PM

I would bleed the tank.

Just to make sure there is no condensation build up in there.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".




  • Member since
    December, 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Monday, January 08, 2018 5:24 PM

I have a small 5 gal compressor and I live in Florida.  With the air being dry right now, I purge the tank once a week.  I leave the pressure on at the tank but cut it off to the airbrush.

During the summer with high humidity I will purge every 2-3 days since there is more water in the air.  I have been doing this for years with no issue.  My last compressor lasted 10 years doing this and the motor died, not the tank.  I got a similar compressor and am following the same procedure.

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    November, 2017
Posted by High Wycombe on Monday, January 08, 2018 6:03 PM

 Thanks much!!!

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    November, 2017
Posted by High Wycombe on Monday, January 08, 2018 6:04 PM
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    March, 2003
  • From: Virginia
Posted by Wingman_kz on Monday, January 08, 2018 8:11 PM
I would install a QD at the compressor so I could just unplug the hose and brush. No point in leaving them under pressure. I also use a QD at the brush end of the hose so I can swap brushes. Not a big deal at the pressures we use but still, I like to unhook them. I use a 2.5 gallon tank and am not religious about draining it. When it's hot and humid I'll bleed it often.


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    February, 2017
Posted by m3panzers on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 11:10 PM

I'm considering upgrading to one of these unitss too; I have a 1/6hp Harbor Freight compressor that I got to relearn with, it runs great but drives me nuts kicking on and off and I got water in the line during the warmer months...I just got another airbrush so going to try mine a few more times but I believe I will upgrade soon! The price makes it hard not to


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