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Old 11-19-2011, 08:44 AM   #1
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Extreme Air questions

I have the Extreme Air Magnum and wonder what you have done to your compressor to maintain it?

Also, do you leave your hose connected to the system or removed when not being used?

Tank full or empty when stored?

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Old 11-19-2011, 09:11 AM   #2
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Re: Extreme Air questions

Do you have it permanently mounted, or is it mobile? If permanently mounted, is it mounted inside the van or outside?

As for the air tank, I always leave it depressurized. The compression of air drives out moisture, so there will always be some small amount of water that collects in the tank. After using a compressor with a pressure tank, I always turn off the compressor and then drain the moisture from the tank to eliminate the water. Even though it would take quite some time to weaken the pressure vessel, the water can accelerate the rusting of the air tank from the inside out. Not a good idea with something that will hold 130 psi.


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Re: Extreme Air questions

Mine is mounted between frame rails. Concerns were getting northeast salt, on tank and compressor itself.

Do you leave hose connected?
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Re: Extreme Air questions

If you mean the coiled air hose, then no, I store that in one of the side door compartments.

If you are concerned about road salt, not to mention rock debris damaging the compressor, then maybe a debris shield is in order. I would leave plenty of space around the compressor however, as it can get quite hot and needs lots of air flow.


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Old 11-19-2011, 01:16 PM   #5
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Re: Extreme Air questions

The filter needs to be re-oiled on mine from time to time. I don't have the magnum though.
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