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  • Member since
    April 2023
  • From: New mexico
Compressor leak
Posted by John3M on Friday, March 22, 2024 2:55 PM

I have a master airbrush compressor and I seem to have an air leak somewhere. I've taped the connections with the Teflon originally I didn't tape them but then I did tape them after the compressor kept kicking in and I wasn't using it. I tried the soap method where you spray on soapy Water and couldn't detect a leak so I'm kind of stumped here on what else to look for 

  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Sunday, March 24, 2024 5:57 AM

I've had leaks at the quick connector before, the threads to hose. One time it was a tank drain valve. One time the O ring inside a quick connetor got dislodged, that was a very obvious leak with a hiss. In one shop I worked in we had a compressor with a tank seam leak, you don't fix those, you get a new tank or new compressor.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, March 24, 2024 9:35 AM

As long as it doesnt affect your PSI during  sessions,shouldnt be a problem.

I have a small compressor with a tank,if I forget to take the presdure off when I'm done,the tank empties before my next session,I just turn the switch off when I'm done so it doesn't run for nothing.

  • Member since
    April 2023
  • From: New mexico
Posted by John3M on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 10:37 AM

found the air leak. The soap trick was not working until i added a little glycerol to the mixture then after a minute the joint began blowing large bubbles. I think the soap by itself is a little too thin but with the glycerol the soap becomes more effective.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 11:16 AM

John3M

found the air leak. The soap trick was not working until i added a little glycerol to the mixture then after a minute the joint began blowing large bubbles. I think the soap by itself is a little too thin but with the glycerol the soap becomes more effective.

 

Good I used to work for the gas company when searching leaks we sometimes avoided the soap because it actually plugged small leaks.

Hope you can fix it

  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 11:16 AM

John3M

found the air leak. The soap trick was not working until i added a little glycerol to the mixture then after a minute the joint began blowing large bubbles. I think the soap by itself is a little too thin but with the glycerol the soap becomes more effective.

 

Thats great !

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    April 2005
Posted by ddp59 on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 9:22 PM

where is it leaking?

  • Member since
    April 2023
  • From: New mexico
Posted by John3M on Thursday, March 28, 2024 6:32 PM

Junction at remote adjustment valve 

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