We use an air compressor in many ways which makes it an important component, but with time its performance starts getting bad and you end you replacing it with a new one, but you can extend the life of your air compressor by maintaining it, one of the common issues that occur in the air compressor is its leaking.
So you are in a situation where your air compressor is not working properly and you realize that it is because of leakage?
If yes then this is a good place for you to find the solution
The things you would use for doing this task
So before moving on to the steps to fix the air compressor leak first let’s understand how you would determine that your air compressor is leaking because many of the times you misunderstood the problem as leaking while in actual there is some other problem.
The easiest way of determining the leak is using soap water, this check is very simple and you will not need any expensive equipment or expert guidance.
Before beginning the test, charge the air compressor to the full level, doing this will give the best results and you can even find a very small leak in the tank.
Now follow these easy steps to determine air compressor tank leakage
Now after knowing the place of leakage on the tank mark all such spots with chalk to fix and now the time is to fix the leaking,
Now it’s time for the final steps
Use an angle grinder to clean and shape the places where you have done the markings with the chalk, this will remove all the rust from that area and also removes the raised metal to make it to the level of the surface.
As we have already seen above that we will use a brazing torch and brazing rod to fix the issue now the time is to cover the leaking hole by doing welding on it, this is the most important part of the process, as it fixes the main issue.
Yes, it is very important to charge the air compressor full to fill it with air while looking for the spots where the leakage is present, if you will not do so then there are chances of missing the leaking area while testing with soap water and eventually you will not be able to solve the problem.
Yes, there are several other methods also to find the leaks in air compressor tank but the simplest is to walk around the compressor’s tank and try to listen to a hissing sound from it, after finding the noise then, spot the area and put your hand on that to confirm if it is really leaking.
We have to use a brazing torch and brazing rods for welding purposes to fill the leakage hole, but if you do not want to purchase it then go to the compressor repair shop and tell them to fix the leak.
You can totally fix the issue using this method, but be aware while doing this and always wear protective equipment such as glasses, gloves, etc.