6188Views3Replies

Author Options:

can i turn a pressure washer into a air compressor? Answered

Comments

The forums are retiring in 2021 and are now closed for new topics and comments.
0
NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Best Answer 10 years ago

. Probably not
1) Air will flow through spaces (eg, piston-to-cylinder-wall) that water (or hydraulic oil) won't.
2) Water provides some cooling for the piston, cylinder, and head. Air doesn't work as well (and air will heat up significantly when compressed).
3) Water provides some lubrication; air will not.
4) The output volume, using air, will be very low. Water is not compressible, so it's volume doesn't change when pumped. Even if you can get it to pump air reliably, you're not going to get much volume compared to water.

0
ARJOON
ARJOON

10 years ago

you can't. use a pneumatic jackhammer compressor. this one is a monster.