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trying to get my project together but every time i leave my workshop for a week and come back id run a test on my compressor and tools and while doing so i notice that my regulator dont work, like it will not control the psi no matter what. i will turn it both directions wont shut out the air or let it through. i mean it allows like 20 psi through and i cant control it. the ones i used was HUSKY 3/8 IN. REGULATOR WITH GAUGE from home depot at first it worked very good a++ came back wont work at all happened twice. can a lil water getting in there do this
 

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That is an odd problem my compressor still has the original regulator and its working fine going on 6 years now although whenever I'm done using the compressor for the day I always turn the regulator back down to zero just because sometimes if I'm going to use the compressor the next day I don't drain the tank fully and turning the regulator to zero minimizes the pressure loss from the tank due to leaky fittings in my hoses.
 

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That is an odd problem my compressor still has the original regulator and its working fine going on 6 years now although whenever I'm done using the compressor for the day I always turn the regulator back down to zero just because sometimes if I'm going to use the compressor the next day I don't drain the tank fully and turning the regulator to zero minimizes the pressure loss from the tank due to leaky fittings in my hoses.
I'm sorry should have mentioned that I was talking about a add on regulator and not the one built into my compressor I have 3/8 pipe nipple from my compressor followed by a 3/8 husky regulator
 

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In light of the new info I agree with sonnyt in that it probably isn't the highest quality regulator pressure regulators are one of those things where more money=higher quality and if you are having bad enough moisture problems I would suggest going with a quality regulator with built in air drier which should solve both of your problems
 
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