How to Identify Most Air Compressor Parts

How to Identify Most Air Compressor Parts


If you’re looking for the best way to paint your home quickly, you’re likely looking into spray painting with an air compressor. Many homeowners who DIY their own interior painting are looking to save a bit of money. If you don’t have an air compressor yet, you don’t need to buy a new one. If you buy a used one that needs a few parts, you can save some money.

First, though you need to be able to identify most air compressor parts. The video posted here should be able to help you with that.

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A compressor vendor showcases an electric air compressor and describes each part of the compressor in detail.

Air compressors aren’t very complicated. They mostly consist of a tank that is hooked up to a motorized pump. The pump forces air into the tank to pressurize it. All of the other parts, while essential, basically support those main two components.

If you’re looking at purchasing an air compressor with a small leak, expect to replace the check valve and hoses at a minimum. You may also need to replace the gauge. In the video, the host mentions a few other parts to inspect for leaks as well.