How to use Campbell Hausfeld Air Compressor

Campbell Hausfeld Air Compressor

Campbell Hausfeld compressors are sold in major retail stores and are available in sizes and styles of small, tankless, battery-operated models at large amounts of the workshop.

Each compressor model and type has specific characteristics that are usually described in the individual owner’s manuals.

Compressors, in general, are very similar, almost to the point of being generic. There are a number of operating and safety procedures that must be followed to maintain the safety and usability of your Campbell Hausfeld Air Compressor.

Instructions (How to use Campbell Hausfeld Air Compressor)

  • Check cords and compressor hoses for frayed or damaged enclosures before working with a compressor that is new to you. Look for cracks or bulges in air hoses or loose fittings. Replace damaged hoses before pressurizing your compressor. Look for cracks in the cord insulation or exposed wiring. Repair or replace damaged cords before putting on your compressor.
  • Wear safety glasses or goggles at all times when working with compressors and pneumatic tools. High-pressure air can cause serious eye damage, and many air tools use fasteners that are potential projectiles.
  • Connect pneumatic tools before pressurizing your system or opening the air valves to allow for pressure in the hose. Pull on the textured ring of the compressor’s female connector, and insert the male end of your hose into the fitting. Release the ring to engage the front, attaching the male connector in place. Do the same thing at the opposite end of the pipe, inserting the male connector on your tool into the female end of the pipe.
  • Check the pressure regulator setting on your air tool before turning on the power to make sure it does not exceed the pressure recommended on the label. Adjust as needed. Turn on the power, and allow the compressor to fill the tank before using the tool. Always unplug the tool before adding any fasteners or any adjustments or repairs. Just pull on the ring on the female connector, and let the pressure to eject the tool from the hose.

  • Air hoses point away from you when connecting or disconnecting tools. Always point tools that eject the air, such as blowing nozzles, paint sprays and power washers, away from your eyes.
  • Purge the condensed water from your compressor regularly to make sure your tools stay dry. Locate the drain cock under the bottom of the tank. Take the nut out of the valve, and turn counterclockwise to open. Allow the condensed water to blow from the tank until the outgoing air is dry. Turn the valve clockwise to close. This should be done once for every three or four days of use.

  • Release the pressure from your tank when stopping the compressor for more than one hour. Locate the brass valve with the metal ring through it, located near the air outlet, or the side of the tank. Turn off the compressor power, and pull this ring to release the tank pressure. This will minimize the wear on your compressor and keep condensation to a minimum in your tank.
  • Consult the owner’s manual for oiling procedures. Most newer models are oil free. If your model requires oil, use the recommended oil, and fill the levels as recommended in the manual. Typically, a small round button with an oil drop icon and the word “oil” will indicate the oil port. Turn this knob counterclockwise, and pull it to reveal a dipstick, which will indicate the current oil level. Do not overfill.

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