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  1. Hello everyone, This is my first build and first post. After scouring the beginners section, I found an old air compressor tank at my local scrap yard and started building my forge based on all the advice you've all given. I am very aware that the tank is way bigger than I need for knives, but it's what I have. I started by cutting out the front and back windows and cleaning it out.
  2. I bought a harbor freight 8 gallon 125 psi air compressor a while back to operate a mini forge press. I used it once the day I got it to test it out with the air hydraulic jack before I had the press built with it. Flash forward to today when I have the press ready for its first test run and the air compressor won't start. It seems pretty clear to me that it's because I have an outdoor shop where my best option was to keep it safely covered with a tarp, yet still outdoors. On the off chance it's not because water somehow found its way through the tarp, do any of you have an idea what else it could be? Like a specific part that would be damaged by hypothetical water that I could replace rather than buying a whole new compressor? UPDATE: I'll be the first to admit I know very little about most tools. Air compressors are on that list. So I found a ray of hope when I discovered the reset button. When I push the button and switch the compressor on, I hear the motor hum for a second before switching off. Does this hint at a problem with the startup capacitor?
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