We got a new compressor, a 5HP IR upright - way bigger than the one I inherited from my father-in-law. It will be installed late this month in a small addition next to our shop. I have some questions:1) I'd like to have it drain automatically. This description of installing an automatic drain seems fairly straightforward:
2) IR sent it without oil, logically enough, but our nearest IR dealer is50 miles and a large body of water away. IR's website is not really helpful for picking which oil to use, and the manual (yes, I read it) is quite vague. Suggestions? I order from MSC regularly, if they are a good source.
3) The manual suggests a clear 1' space on each side of the unit. Can I get away with less? It's a tight space to start with, but I can clear some more stuff if I have to.