Leaky compressor?

Discussion in 'Engineers' Talk' started by dvddvd, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. dvddvd

    dvddvd Well-Known Member

    My little 6l compressor leaks air from the air control knob? If you turn it fully out it stops.
    Then when you wind it in to increase pressure it starts to leak? I've taken it fully out and it's just a threaded knob so is there any way to stop it?
  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    No O ring seal.
  3. dvddvd

    dvddvd Well-Known Member

    No, it just seemed to be threaded at the end of the knob? Not sure where a o ring would fit?
  4. dvddvd

    dvddvd Well-Known Member

    I suppose it could have perished over the years and be inside somewhere?
  5. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

  6. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    Have you a photo? Air regulators can be picked up cheap and easy to replace.
  7. Bob Rathbone

    Bob Rathbone Well-Known Member

    'The control knob', is this the pressure regulator, if it is, fit a new one as the diaphragm in the present regulator may be punctured.
  8. dvddvd

    dvddvd Well-Known Member

    Hi thanks, I had a look on eBay and they are only £7 for the complete gauge and regulator.....I ordered a 24lt SGS 2.5 horse power which came today, a lot quieter and I shot 50 brads or more before the compressor kicked in again so I'll keep the faulty one as a spare

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