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Thank you for your comprehensive and detailed explanation; it really helped me out! No wonder I couldn’t find the air pressure bleeder valve; it’s the same as the moisture bleeder valve.

After the tank is hooked up to the compressor; does it make a difference whether the pressure in the compressor is brought up to the residual pressure in the carbon fiber tank before opening the tank valve, or can the tank valve be opened right away no matter how much pressure is still in the tank? Thanks :-).

BTW, I already have a Diablo Dry Air System filter hooked up between the compressor and tank.  

You’re most welcome, glad I could help another brother.  Your Diablo Dry Air System filter should do for you what I’m hoping my water filter does for me – we’ll see.

As for trying to “balance” the pressure between the Air Charger and my tank – It didn’t make s difference to me – it just made sense to open the tank valve as soon as I got it hooked to the compressor (and the compressor wasn’t even running, yet).

So, when I hooked up my tank, I immediately opened the tank’s valve.  I’m sure the pressure back flowed toward the Air Charger, but that line connecting the compressor to my tank is so small, I didn’t see a noticeable drop in the tank’s pressure.  I remember that it took a little while before the pressure in the tank started to climb, so be patient.  Once things got running, it appeared to me that I could see the air gauge on the tank pulsing as air went in.  But one the pressure started to climb, it went along at a fairly nice rate – a whole lot faster then my Shoebox compressor ever did.  I think at the end, as it approached 4500 psi, it showed a little – but I guess that is to be expected.

I remember reading to not let the compressor run for more than 8 hours at a time, but I only have one tank and it is filled WAY sooner than 8 hours.  I guess that warning of for air gunners with several tanks – or filling tanks, one after another, for their friends.