The idea of how an air compressor works is simple: compress, store and then use the air. But the set-up is complex for every user, both amateur and expert. Even a small mistake can lead to leaking out all of your valuable air. This guide is here to show you the simplest way to install your air compressor.
The Important Element.
Before using the air compressor, you should have in mind its key parts. The most important part of an air compressor is the discharge coupler. It is an outstanding detail, thus is often made colorful, either by chroming or galvanizing.
The coupler’s role is to prevent compressed air from going out of the tank. There is a flap check valve inside, or sometimes a little ball instead. But whatever it is, its aim is to prevent your stored air from going out of the tank without your intention. Therefore, it is always checked and only opened when you thread the right connectors on.
Also, the coupler is the link to your air tools. It helps transfer air inside the compressor to your devices. Without it, there is no way you can use the compressed air.
To make the airline work, you need to plug your air tools into the discharge coupler. But when should you do it? Is it necessary for the air tool to stay constantly connected to the air compressor?
The Big Moment
When your tank is filled up, it is the time for inserting your air gears on. The compressor has run long enough and has archived enough air for using. But how can you transfer the air to a destination? The answer is what you often do with water: a tube.
You need an air hose to move the compressed air into the air tools. It needs to be flexible as most of the tools are not position-fixed. Your work is to insert one of its ends to the air compressor, and the other to your target device.
However, people are frustrated by this step the most. What ends on what ports, or what thread they should use. They mess things up, striving for a way of passing the air without a tube! But it is not that hard. Relax, take a deep breath and follow the guide!
To complete the first task, you will need a connector. The air hose is often given male threads on its ends so that you will choose a connector with female thread and vice versa. That connector is to link your tube to the discharge coupler.
The second task is done with a checked coupler. Notice that this coupler is different from the above-mention discharge coupler. For clarity, you will need at least two couplers for a complete airline. This checked coupler is to connect and control the air flow to your air tool. Insert the remaining end of your air hose into one of the ends of the coupler. Then thread the other end into the port on your air tool. That completes the set-up.
The Final Product
Now take a look at your great effort. The final product is that your air compressor is connected to your air tool via an air hose. When using, air will be passed from the compressor tank to the tube via the discharge coupler. Then it will flow into your air tool through another couple. And that your devices work properly.
Remember in the install process; you need to make sure that parts are tightly threaded. You do not want any leaking from your air compressor or the hose. Double check the line after setting up and before using to guarantee a perfect experience.