I've got a Campbell-Hausfield air bubble that I've been using for about 30
years! No problems.
Well, I did replace the valve and gauge, but that was after I dropped
something on it and broke the gauge. I also replaced the hose with one of
those curly yellow jobs and the chuck with one that held itself on the
stem -- but those were upgrades, not fixes. :-)
I normally put 120-140 lbs in it and it's never leaked ('cept at the valve
before I replaced it). Tank is rated to 200 lbs, but the popoff on the valve
goes at 150.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2004 8:42 PM
Subject: Re: Compressor/Portable Air Tank life?
> In a message dated 12/30/2004 9:02:11 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> FWIW, the tank on my ~15 year old Sanborn compressor has a smallish leak.
> kept it well drained over the years, even put on a ball valve that I can
> operate with my toe so I wouldn't be tempted to not drain it. However,
> appears that the original wheels & stand don't give the tank enough slope
> drain completely when sitting on a level floor ... the leak will
> water even when the drain won't. No doubt the water sitting over the
> why it leaks now.
> I had a somewhat similar situation years ago with an old Sears compressor
> that didn't drain all that well without some, er, "releveling"! The tank
> did spring a very tiny leak, but it was due to poor welding or brazing on
> one of the legs. A neighbor brazed it up for me in exchange for letting
> borrow the compressor for a few days. Never had a problem again...right
> up to
> the day it was stolen.... :-(
> --Andy Mace