I want to start a discussion and elicit some net wisdom on air compressor safety.
Listening to the news this morning, there was an article about a fellow that succumbed to injuries that occurred when his air compressor exploded. The reason I'm writing this post, I want to understand what do we need to know to help keep ourselves and loved ones safe.
The last statement in the article suggests the compressor was old and rusty.
Could this have been a typical home-use compressor (about 100 PSI)? Do I have a compressor that I should be worried about?
I'm sure it doesn't happen often, but are there things to watch out for? Do they tend to show signs before they fail?