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PostPosted: Sun, Oct 08 2017, 5:07 pm    Post subject: Compressor question Reply with quote

I am thinking of building a lean to on my shop and moving the compressor into it. Since I live in a cold climate is there any problems with doing this?
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PostPosted: Sun, Oct 08 2017, 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know several guys here, and we definitely are a cold climate, that have them in outside uninsulated sheds.
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PostPosted: Sun, Oct 08 2017, 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank, there are many compressors outside the buildings in my area. Most have some kind of automatic drain on them. I haven't heard or seen anything negative about this. We don't get as cold as you for as long but days under freezing are very common for 3 to 4 months.
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PostPosted: Sun, Oct 08 2017, 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine has been in the very back uninsulated, unheated room for years. I try to remember to crack the water drain for a few seconds each time I open the main valve that connects the tank to my system of air lines. I shut the system off each night. I sometimes worry about how thick the oil is on cold winter days for the first start up of the day, but it has never caused a problem. I suppose you could add something to preheat the oil before start up, much like a block heater. It sure is nice not to listen to that thing run while I am in the shop loafing.

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PostPosted: Mon, Oct 09 2017, 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the compressors I worked with were mounted in uninsulated metal cabinets outdoors, or just under a cover of some sort, and the compressors on our line trucks were just out in the open or in a cage; never had any weather related problems, either hot or cold - at least none that we knew were weather related.
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PostPosted: Mon, Oct 09 2017, 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is in my unheated shop and doesn't have any problems. I only heat it up when I work out there, which may not be for weeks. I drilled a hole in the back wall of the shop and ran a 1/2" of pvc pipe out, then connected a hose to it and have a ball valve on the bottom of the compressor. I drain it about every time I'm out there.
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PostPosted: Mon, Oct 09 2017, 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a cable operated air tank drain valve off a truck to drain moisture and it froze one year. The ice opened the valve a bit and the compressor ran a lot til I noticed it.
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PostPosted: Tue, Oct 10 2017, 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My compressor is under a 12ft deep shed on one side of my shop. I live out in the boonies so I drain the compressor when I go out to drain my bladder, at 70 yrs that's fairly often. A 18" length of 3/8 black pipe & a levered ball valve & I don't even have to bend over to drain the compressor.
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