Model # 10020

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California Air Tools 10 Gal. 2 HP Ultra Quiet and Oil-Free Air Compressor

California Air Tools

10 Gal. 2 HP Ultra Quiet and Oil-Free Air Compressor

  • One of the quietest compressors in the industry
  • Features a low amp draw for use with standard 15-amp outlets
  • Oil-free design is engineered for performance and durability
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Product Overview

The California Air Tools 10020 Ultra Quiet air compressor is designed to be one of the quietest 2 HP electric air compressors in the industry having only 70 decibels of sound. The powerful 2 HP motor operates at only 1680 RPM creating less noise and less wear. The oil-free Dual Piston Pump System is engineered for high performance and durability. The oil-free pump allows you to use in different temperatures and uneven terrains. The 10 Gal. steel air tank with wheels is easy to store and move freely. The 10 Gal. air tank will fill (from empty to full) in less than 130 seconds. The control panel comes complete with 2-1/4 in. quick release connectors that will allow you to use up to 2 tools at the same time. This air compressor delivers 5.30 CFM at 90 psi allowing you to use larger air tools and more air tools at the same time. Having a low amp draw of only 14-Amps allows you to use normal 15-Amp outlets. Powerful and maneuverable this air compressor is ideal where noise in a shop, garage or work area is a major issue.

  • Ultra quiet only 70 decibels
  • Oil-free dual piston pump for less maintenance and longer life
  • 10 Gal. steel tank with wheels
  • Powerful 2 HP (rated/running) motor
  • 7 CFM at 40 psi and 5.30 CFM at 90 psi
  • Maximum pressure - 125 psi
  • 2-pressure control gauges and two 1/4 in. universal quick connectors
  • New (2014) easy start valve, allows for a no load start, for a low start up amp draw, only 14-Amp
  • Extra-large dual piston pump for increased compression and extra-long pump life of over 3000 hours
  • Less time to fill the tank - only 120 seconds from empty to full
  • Thermal overload protector
  • Low vibration, motor speed of 1680 RPM
  • Oil-free pump allows you to use in different temperatures and terrains
  • 1 year limited warranty
  • Easy to use ball drain valve
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Customer Questions & Answers

compressor continues to blow GFCI ran for 9 months with no issues untill now.

Asked by: rc
It sounds like the compressor and motor are using more voltage than the GFCI can handle. Most GFCI's are not really rated for heavy duty usage. Does it work OK on a regular circuit? If so, maybe have the amperage on the GFCI looked at, and see if it is not rated for that usage.
Answered by: LylaD
Date published: 2016-08-10

It it good enough to blow water out of the lawn sprinkler system?

Asked by: Vin
Thank you for the interest in the California Air Tools 10020 Ultra Quiet Air Compressors. Yes, this model is good for blowing out a sprinkler system. Thank you
Answered by: California Air Tools
Date published: 2015-12-08

Is this compressor suitable for occassionally filling car tires?

Asked by: Junior
Sure but it's fairly heavy to drag out to the garage (unless you keep it there) when tires need filling. You can buy a small (10 gallon) auxiliary air tank pretty cheaply and add a short hose with a tire fitting, fill it from the compressor and it's much easier to move around in the garage. Filled to 125 psi (typical max rating for these tanks) it will easily air up the tires on two cars.
Answered by: kevinahcc20
Date published: 2015-12-04

Would this work with the 100 lbs. Soda/Media Blaster Kit?

Would this work with the 100 lbs. Soda/Media Blaster Kit? On the Soda/Media Blaster Kit, it says: "For the 100lb. Soda/Media Blaster kit, the air compressor required must have a working pressure between 60-125 PSI and an air consumption between 6-25 CFM for proper functioning."
Asked by: DIYRedwoodCity
Thank you for the interest in the California Air Tools 10020 Ultra Quiet & Oil-Free Air Compressors. The 10020 air compressor produces 5.30 CFM @ 90 PSI. Unfortunately the air requirement you have listed exceeds this air compressor. The CFM 6-25 is a very large spread. If you need 25 CFM you need to look at much larger air compressors. Thank you
Answered by: California Air Tools
Date published: 2015-09-20

A gasket was blown while the compressor was running. Is there a way to repair a blown gasket on this particular model?

Asked by: Bill
Call them or submit an inquiring through their web site. I had a problem with mine and they called me back within 30min. The diagnosed the fix over the phone and I was back in business 15min later. They have exceptional support.
Answered by: Medic165
Date published: 2016-07-05

My prompt too question. But please read what my intentions and usage limitations I have for and in a house workshop comp

Can I run in light busts to lightly continuous useage on the low pressure tools I already use for my daily art mediums. Low pressure HVLP awata guns (w-50 and a LPG80) using one for clear coats only at 1.3mm, and the other a larger 1.4mm for a base paint or specialty paint, and a ceramic bake on -low heat ceramic paint and clear coatings and base paints) airbrushes top of the line as I've been brushing since I could remember. HR infinity CR plus w/ .18mm n .4mm tracing n fade in brush work. And a Kustom Kolors upgraded Iwata .6mm airbrush made for speciality premixed auto paints and even their clear system if reduced once over in ratio. But I just use it for the basecoats and speciality and effect colors in tiny batches used. All light bursts of continuious use to just touch ups pier too or chip out repairs. All shot on parts hand to Palm sized, with reduced to spec speciality paints or ceramic coatings. At most one tool will see on a high use day 15/25mins of consecutive running time or stop and go use! Both the new VS compact low psi pistol grip roloc sander, and the lower rpm gun of the 3.5" buffing compact VS gun set up to use a 3m system but on that one I'll drop the 3m bristle and add a soft padded H&L 1" or 2" sander. Us in ceramic blue ice paper, or a extreme high 3m mirconfilm sanding system and compounds. Same as for nortons complete blue ice buffing system just scaled down to 1:5 dia but adding daul pads and h &L's it's close to where I would want a buffing system at 3450rpm. Chic Phne pencil grinder 1/8" cullet w/vs air control and oil turner for just Tht tool. Cool kit that's worth the money and in upgrading it to a 1-4" shaft cullet. Rated at 2.3cfs @ 90psi to 22,000rpm most the time ill won't see past 1/2 that speed for my uses. The most air Tht I do use is in the larger sanding guns/buffing system guns and a custom medium use sandblaster used to clean materials before a pre wash stage and after a heavy hand brass brushing. 100grit of ex fine brown AO for serious cleaning to broken glass or walnut for quick etchings in soft alloys. A name or small symbol nothing large scale at all. Two lines of a name is all I'll put in willingly. So by contractors air toolers math and GP compressor CFM law I need to be running that a 6cfm @ 90 or 5.2cfm@105psi just the same. With this a basement home shop with no shortcuts made especially in filtration systems and in spray boothes and filters to daul fanned exhaust systems pushing extra flow via outside ductwork. After serval layers of filters to that point tho. Yes I do have serious cutting machinery, hybrid table saw, 14" 220v bandsaw, jointer, midi sized lathes, a few 4-8" wheel grinders/polishers w/ hoods and self vacuum system or chip collectors. Even my handtools and hand sanding is done on a downdraft table w/ a dry Vac cyclone system attached. To a 2hp 2 stage 220v chip and .3micron dust hepa upgrade to the back filter. And 2x remote 2 stage filters ran to my needs and times. One for main shop off remote and a 5 anti static washable filter and back pocketed .5-1 micron dust partical collector fume rating to n100. 2nd filter 1/3 the power as the first but 420cfm on 2 stage filtered system off remote usage again. With one in the spray room. Honeywell 10mircon reuseable filter infront of a fiberglass filter and lastly a pure charcoal filter (this made for acids, glued, epoxies, and any type of fumes that could reach it. Everyrhihg overkill in any workshop true! Even in a Cali based shop! And I'm not bound by those laws at all that. But live here with my family and my babies cnc cutting 1" zero rated 2x2 carbon fiber slabs. So there's a tool and at times I like to use air compressors that are near silent. Using a consistant use duty free ball bearing motor now it's great for using times like mine but at 3450rpms to get the low sdbs and higher cfm's I need to use my tools the little useage times I do. The motor runs hot. Even goes for the latter and getting a "oil splash" motored compressor. And single belt drive, on oil is just out of the question do to smell of it and that's a real and true garage shop compressor. I'm to ask Cali compressor company.... Do you stock any compressors either voltages as I can wire and amp a braker for either. Is there a Model which u make currently they would fit my in home shop needs?? Near dead silent refills but putting out a solid cfm # for a LP tool that just by it own means will still naturally suck up quite a bit of cfm's and donit quickly in nonstop use, but again my defination of that is probably urs in "light to off and on useage". I just bought a electric constant dive HD motor 15gal vert mobile compressor. 200psi Max and listed my manufacture at 80sdb but ran at 90pai indoors and it sounds and feels closer to 90-95 then the listed 80. So lucky summer is here and this can replace my compressor I use in my at home garage and at times for many the same uses. The specs on this compressor was near eye meets eye to the 10gal vert cat daul piston low rpms compressor. Maybe a little off lower cfm settings for actuall psi useage # but other then that it would of been a coin flip. As it was and going just on why I have came to know in the industry and names used, what's popular over time in the industry I picked biestly so. And lost! As there's a few companies these days Tht put out near nothing sound dems for low rpm ran tools. Cali air compressors. Help me out here. Do u have one suited or one Tht could be gear up for a person in the industry like me and for my career needs in a daily use- go to compressor for many tools and different rated psi Max levels to perform at peak. Thx for your time in reading this. Cheers
Asked by: DeadmansHand
I have owned this compressor for about two months and it is very quiet and I measured 70db next to it. I have it connected to a 100 gal tank for volume. I have a small woodshop to build custom furniture and it works perfectly. I think it would work fine for you. Purchase it from HD and if you don't like it than you have thirty days to return. What do you have to lose except a bit of time. Cheers.
Answered by: Sandan
Date published: 2016-04-27

Why is this unit only sold online? And if I buy it, and I don't like it, can I return it to my local Home Depot store?

Asked by: Dale
I assume it's online because I haven't seen any CAT compressors in-store. I advise you to find a 10% off coupon locally (or online) and save yourself some dough - these babies are expensive! And yes, it still has an in-store return policy. I believe it's 90 days, but could be as little as 30. Don't be too hesitant - I was quite skeptical, but this turned out to be a great machine.
Answered by: cncraftworks
Date published: 2015-12-02

When will this product be in stock online again?

Asked by: Kev
Please contact Home customer service for help. Thank you
Answered by: California Air Tools
Date published: 2016-01-05
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Customer Reviews

10 Gal. 2 HP Ultra Quiet and Oil-Free Air Compressor is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 158.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice QUIET unit This is my second California air compressor (first was stolen); went with different model this time. It is heavy, not necessarily a bad thing. It is very quiet, very reliable, extremely durable.. The only thing I would like to see changed is that they think about how us contractors transport the unit. The air intake filters get knocked off in the first few weeks, but not a big deal unless you are working in dusty environment. Cannot be transported upright as it is top heavy and falls over. If you lay it down, it is not designed to protect those air filters. If this one ever wears out, I'll still buy another; it really is that much better than the competition. SUPER QUIET!
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10 gal. 2 HP Ultra Quiet and Oil-Free Air Compressor I have only had this compressor a couple months so far. I use it for jobs in my garage only, that do not include any commercial type work. Having said that, I really enjoy how quiet it runs and that it can not be heard inside the house during use. I replaced a 25 gallon compressor with this one and find it keeps up with any job I have asked of it so far. It's "footprint" is small and fits into most any place one might want to use. It came on UPS, very well boxed for shipping, arriving within 5 days of when I ordered it from the Home Depot web site. Very little assembly was required ; putting on the wheels, which are solid requiring no air in them.....a plus in my book.
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase, Simple to assemble, and wow, when I plugged it in and turned it on it was so quiet. I was able to talk with someone right next to me without yelling. I could barely hear it just inside the back door. So much less stress. I own two other compressor that are in various states of repair. A pancake compressor and another older unit. You can hear these all over the neighborhood. Controls are simple and the tank size is adequate so that it will go for quite a while before it starts to pump back up. When it starts up I don't jump out of my skin from the load noise. Quick to pressure up. Takes only a half a minute to fill from start up. Compact and easy to move around.
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well engineered piece of equipment, but... I purchased the compressor for two reasons, size of the tank and because it was quiet. I have a 33 gal. compressor, but it's not very portable. I don't have a garage, so when I need to use a compressor I have to pull it out of my shed, and take it where I need to use it. I could have gotten a smaller compressor, but I have air tools that could use a little muscle behind it, a 6 gallon pancake compressor won't do. I used this California Air tool compressor, and it is very quiet, and the 10 gal. tank can power my air ratchet and or my impact wrench, although not for very long, but it quickly and quietly refills itself. The one drawback on my purchase was the small lawnmower tires they put on it. When I assembled it, the small lawnmower tires rubbed the side of the tank, making it very difficult to move around. I'm not a young buck anymore, bending over pulling a near 100 lbs. piece of equipment was not going to do. So I put some 16" pneumatic tires on it... yeah, take a gander at the pictures I posted, I also don't have to bend over to pull it around. So, other than the small tires that came with it, and it is a bit pricy, no doubt paying for the ultra quiet feature. I would say this is a rock solid piece of equipment, well engineered and thought out. I especially like the 2 hp motor, it quickly recharges the tank. it was a good purchase that I would recommend. I wish Home Depot would stock it in their stores. But the associate let me order it online at the store, and it came within a reasonable timeframe.
Date published: 2015-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good compressor The compressor is quiet, as advertised, and seems to work fine. A minor complaint is that the assembly instructions are rather sketchy. There is not much to do and it is not difficult, but the assembly and start-up instructions should be complete. A second minor complaint is that standard wrenches are too thick to allow them to be used to tighten the filter housings onto the compressor. Either make the nuts thicker so they can be grasped by a standard wrench, or provide a tool with the compressor to do the job. Otherwise it appears to be a good compressor.
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Air Compresor This air compressor cost a little more then other air compressors but it works great and I can actually have a normal conversation with someone while it is on. It has 2 hp which makes it faster to fill the ten gal. tank. I have blown out three sprinkler systems and have not had one issue with it not having enough air. It also runs air tools great. I would recommend this sir compressor to any one. This is the last air I plan on burying per it will last a long time. That is why I spent the extra money on it. I was not disappointed.
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mighty Mouse saves the day I actually purchased two of these compressors to replace the noisy units we had from years back. They are so loud and obnoxious sounding. This compressor is a joy to work with. It will fill up air in my truck tires or power light air tools. I bought one for my brother who has a car collection,and he loves it. It is easy to roll around and the storage of 10 gallons is enough that it doesn't cycle on/off frequently. I would highly recommend this compressor for anyone who needs a unit for their home, job site, or small shop. It would be perfect in a race car trailer. I cannot impress upon you how quiet and efficient this compressor is. You might be paying a little more than the noisy ones, but it is well worth it. Like the expression goes; you get what you pay for.
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Compact Compressor!! Finally had to replace my Porter Cable pancake compressor after almost 10 yrs. I choose this California Air Tools 10 gal and I'm very glad I did. I've had the compressor now for a little over a month and it has done everything I've asked it to with ease. I'm a full time contractor and have already used this compressor to run my framing gun & trim guns (15 ga & 18 ga) as well as my 18 ga stapler. It had no trouble at all. I also build custom furniture and used it to run my gravity feed HPLV spray gun to spray polyurethane and it amazingly kept up quite well. Occasionally I had to pause for a minute to let it catch up but I out performed the Porter Cable 25 gal upright that I used to rent. The Ultra-Quite feature is more than worth the cost on the California Air Tools compressors, I've never been able to stand next to a compressor of any brand or size and hold a conversation like I can with this compressor. No need to yell to get someone standing six feet way to hear me! That feature alone is worth the slightly higher price of this compressor compared to other ones of its size.
Date published: 2014-04-23
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