Air compressors that are portable frequently use 20 or 30 weight non-detergent motor oils. The 20 or 30 weight non-detergent motor oil can be found at most regular auto stores. It is not necessary to purchase oil labeled... More »

The compressor in an air conditioner draws in cool, low-pressure refrigerant gas and squeezes it until the gas turns into a hot, high-pressure gas. The hot gas is pushed into a condenser coil where cool air from the outs... More »

Some air compressor specs include the compressor's capacity, pressure, tank size and type. Capacity is the amount of air a compressor can pump out; it is expressed in cubic feet per minute, or CFM. Pressure describes the... More »

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Some air compressor specs include the compressor's capacity, pressure, tank size and type. Capacity is the amount of air a compressor can pump out; it is expressed in cubic feet per minute, or CFM. Pressure describes the... More »

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Air compressors use pistons to force air into a high-pressure storage tank. When released, compressed air can be used to power a number of tools or to perform tasks such as inflating a tire. Compressors may be driven by ... More »

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Air compressor oil is a specific type of lubricant that serves various purposes in an air compressor. Depending on the type of compressor, it may act solely to lubricate the various bearings and other moving parts, or it... More »

Used air compressor are available for sale on sites such as eBay, Craigslist, Amazon.com or Machinery Trader. Some sites allow users to purchase the compressor directly through the site, while others require all transact... More »

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