So where i'm at it's not uncommon to have 80 percent humidity most of the time, which makes me wonder if its just the humid air we have. If I have the blow gun attached and press it all the way down I can see what looks like slightly foggy air coming out of the outlet. It's not anything that's going to get your hand wet or anything like that, but what causes this? I'm going to assume that the water separating filter is probably saturated with the 80 percent humidity, so that's as good as it gets in my area? Or is that assumption wrong?
Last edited by motor_oil_madman; 03/31/2011:24 PM.
How is your system plumbed? Good high capacity Desiccant Dryer Systems can run $600-$700, Refrigerated Air Dryers with high CFM ratings can run several Thousand.
Your compressor probably doesn't aftercool each stage, Manufacturers have gotten away from it to cut costs....Even the big names in the industry like Quincy. Though they probably offer it as a $$ option.
My dual aftercooled Kellogg American doesn't push much water into the discharge, But I live in a dryer part of Texas. I have my main feed line "whip" well above the compressor which helps water stay/drain back into the tank where it can be drained off each day. I also have a drop leg trap near that to catch water during those rainy/humid days.
Duty Cycle plays a big role here.....The more you run the compressor, The hotter the air temp will get, The more water will be made.
You can make your own condensing unit, Like this.......
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Being from South Texas I have run into the same problem. One thing my dad did that may help is plumb in a use tank where the air infeeds from the bottom and you draw air from the top. Also include a drain valve, then put an air dryer between the use tank and your hose. Make sure to use a big tank to allow the water to separate, my dad used an old 3000 gallon propane tank.
You guys really drain your tank after every use? Waste of power. That's like the same as running the ac inside your house for 6 minutes straight. Air is air imo, just crack the drain valve once the tank is cooled down.