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I called them and got some of the back story, but I'm not curious how common it is for people to leave their shop compressor on overnight?
The tech support guy told me someone has a hose burst and the compressor ran non-stop until 'it filled the garage with smoke." I could see a compressor burning itself out, but wondering it the fire risk is a design flaw unique to this compressor, or would be true with any compressor that ran non-stop....?
No smoke the next morning, but the shop smelled like hot oil for a couple of weeks. It definitely wasn't good for the compressor as I now have some oil seepage and need to do oil changes more frequently.
I would shut off any machines at night if their not being run or used.I am in a commercial building so it's a bit different then a home shop.Being in Santa Clara the power can go off at any time which if I left something in the on position and the power came back on and I wasn't there, I am not sure I would want that.
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I have a smaller Briggs & Stratton compressor today. It does a great job for everything except the big power tools. I turn it off when not using it as well. At my best time, I was only a shade-tree mechanic.
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