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Old 11-12-2014, 05:43 PM   #1
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Air Compressor for Winterizing

How important is it to use an "Oil-Less" air compressor? I have one of the little Craftsman compressors. It does have an oil compressor on it. The video of "How to Winterized" shows a compressor that looks just like mine.
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:06 PM   #2
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Very important! You don't want any oil getting into the system and thereby lining your water system.
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:13 PM   #3
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Grab a cheap inline filter from Napa or similar auto parts store. $10 and it'll be there for next time too. I have a few I use for winterizing the camper and at work.
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:45 PM   #4
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Could anyone share a link to a specific filter?
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Old 11-12-2014, 09:00 PM   #5
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001NS...011955-6617012

If the link works (pasted from my phone). This isn't the one I use, but similar enough
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Oil/Water Separator

Both my compressor are oil and get used fro winterizing.
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Old 11-12-2014, 09:53 PM   #7
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Great. Today I thought about a large one I gave my Dad years ago. Didn't thing about a small one. Coulda picked one up in town this evening. Hope they got one locally tomorrow. Great links and info!
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Thanks guys. Both links worked. I had heard of them but didn't quite know what they are.
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Hey...in keeping with the winterizing theme...I'd like to get a pancake or hotdog type air compressor to do the winter blowout AND also use it to take with me on the road to fill tires. Mine take 85lbs...and I know that some pumps will struggle with that. I have very little basement storage space left so size is an issue for me....the smallest reliable unit that will get both jobs done is what I'm looking for. I know what is available from my on line shopping at Amazon, Lowes and HomeDepot & Harbor Freight. Now I'm looking for YOUR input as to what will work well. Price is secondary to performance and size. Thanks!
Just ordered one of these so I'm ready to buy before it gets below freezing in the South!
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:22 AM   #10
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That's the one I bought. Nice piece. I use it to blow out my garden hose also so it doesn't freeze
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