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RIDGID Tri-Stack 5 Gal. Portable Electric Steel Orange Air Compressor
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Tri-Stack 5 Gal. Portable Electric Steel Orange Air Compressor

  • MobilAir removable tank design
  • 150 PSI maximum pressure
  • 2 independent regulators control air pressure on both tanks
$299.00 /each

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The RIDGID Tri-Stack 5 Gal. Portable Electric Steel Orange Air Compressor can be configured a variety of ways and has the versatility of 5 tools in 1. All tanks together provide maximum power, while tanks separated from the compressor are ideal for tire inflation or use at a distance with longer lengths of tubing. This compressor can even be set up for multiple tools with separate pressure requirements. The oil-free pump delivers reliable performance with less maintenance than traditional air compressors. Backed by the industry leading 3-year warranty.

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  • Powerful induction motor for maximum power, durability and quick starts
  • 150 psi maximum pressure
  • Innovative removable tank design allows compressor to be configured for a wide range of tools, applications and environments
  • Compressor and independently regulated tanks separate for easy carrying and versatile, simultaneous uses
  • 1/4 turn tank drain, valve on each tank turns quickly and easily for convenient tank maintenance
  • Oil-free, low-maintenance pump
  • UL listed for safety and reliability
  • 2 independent regulators control air pressure on both tanks for maximum utility
  • Well balanced and equipped with a handle for portability to and from the work site
  • 3 universal (air outlet) quick couplers accept 1/4 in. industrial and automotive plugs with easy single-hand connection
  • Includes the compressor only, air tools and accessories sold separately
  • 4.9 SCFM at 90 psi
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I have a problem with this compressor tripping the reset button all the time!whats the deal?

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Dug
oregon
April 23, 2013
Seems like you may use a min. Amount of air and it wants to replace it right away but when it goes to start it sounds like it is under a load and will trip the reset, is this a warranty issue? I am thinking so!
Any ideas, thanks
Doug
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Crescent City, Ca
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February 2, 2016
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I appreciate all of the great answers. Mine was on a 15 amp breaker at first, so I plugged it in to a 20 amp dedicated breaker. Bought it in May of 2013, and problem came up after about 1 1/2 years. I can't find the receipt to return for warranty, so what next?
When pressure is building up, and all three tanks are connected, breaker pops, and air bleeds out of the switch housing. Every single time.
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I appreciate all of the great answers. Mine was on a 15 amp breaker at first, so I plugged it in to a 20 amp dedicated breaker. Bought it in May of 2013, and problem came up after about 1 1/2 years. I can't find the receipt to return for warranty, so what next?
When pressure is building up, and all three tanks are connected, breaker pops, and air bleeds out of the switch housing. Every single time.
On the web site, there are quite a number of unhappy people with the same problem
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January 26, 2016
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its the start capacitor even it reads good, marginal it alows to much air to relise. Good capacitor alows only five PSI bad 25 or more PSI trust me
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I realize this is an older question, but others may have the same issue, so I thought I'd try to answer to help some...
There are two likely issues at hand here..
One being under-powered, be it a 15 amp outlet, especially if it's running at marginal capacity due to other appliances using the circuit or possible poor connections, bad breaker connection etc.., or caused by an undersized extension cord or Read More
I realize this is an older question, but others may have the same issue, so I thought I'd try to answer to help some...
There are two likely issues at hand here..
One being under-powered, be it a 15 amp outlet, especially if it's running at marginal capacity due to other appliances using the circuit or possible poor connections, bad breaker connection etc.., or caused by an undersized extension cord or an extension cord that is too long of a run for it's size.
The other probability is the unloader valve (spring check valve mentioned in another reply), is hanging up. I do not have this unit yet, but if this is beyond the warranty period, it can either be pulled apart (most unloader valves I've seen can be pulled apart) and cleaned, or they can be replaced via Ridgid's parts department or I assume one of the several on line suppliers for tools and appliances.
IF the power supply isn't the problem, and it is still under warranty, then I would suggest returning it to either Home Depot (think they have a 90 day return policy on items such as this) or return it to one of the service centers at Ridgid.
I hope this helps some. Read Less
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Nashville Tn
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April 19, 2015
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Return it if you can. Its a common issue that doesn't seem to have a real fix.
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February 7, 2015
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Check the wiring connections in the compressor and in the outlet you are using and the breakers in the electrical panel. Any loose connections can cause this, just as a faulty motor can.
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March 7, 2014
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Mine did the same thing. Took it in home depot twice. Nothing wrong the first time and the second time they said it was the check valve spring. Had to buy a new compressor, still waiting on parts.
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November 15, 2013
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I suggest you contact Ridgid customer care directly. Going by the date of your question, you will be out of luck going through Home Depot. Hope this helps.
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August 17, 2013
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If your voltage is low (as it often will be be for various reasons such as low supply from utility, or undersized extension cord) the amp draw will increase, and exceed specification for unit.
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May 31, 2013
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First thing to come to mind is whether you have adequate power supply? This will happen if you're using a 15 amp machine on a 15 amp circuit or inadequateely rated extension cord.
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May 28, 2013
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Probably on a 15 amp breaker. This unit needs at least 20 amps to work properly
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Canton, Ohio
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April 24, 2013
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Are you plugged into a 20-amp outlet? I had a similar problem with my Tri-stack compressor, and realized that whenever that problem occurred, I was plugged in to a 15-amp outlet (it seems like a lot of the older homes that I work on have 15-amp circuit breakers on the outside receptacles for some reason). Also, if you are trying to run off of an inadequate extension cord, that would produce a similar Read More
Are you plugged into a 20-amp outlet? I had a similar problem with my Tri-stack compressor, and realized that whenever that problem occurred, I was plugged in to a 15-amp outlet (it seems like a lot of the older homes that I work on have 15-amp circuit breakers on the outside receptacles for some reason). Also, if you are trying to run off of an inadequate extension cord, that would produce a similar result no matter what the circuit is rated for. Read Less
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April 24, 2013
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The compressor draws lots of power... if it is tripping the reset switch, make sure it is getting enough power from the outlet you have it plugged into (or the extension cord has enough capacity for it). Try another outlet just to be safe. If your power connection is reliable, then it sounds like a warranty issue...
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Toms River Township, NJ, USA
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April 24, 2013
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Mine did that a couple of times when I first purchased it but it's working just fine now. Make sure you're not using extension cords that are too lightweight.
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How much does this unit weigh to be carried? Does it separate?

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New Hampshire
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June 16, 2015
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It does separate into 2 parts. It's easy enough to separate...but I don't usually bother. The unit is heavy...but you can carry it. I wouldn't want to be hauling it around all the time. It's heavier than it looks. I think it probably should have wheels...would be more convenient and mobile.
When separated, it is easier to carry. It's just not simple enough to do quickly.
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Nashville Tn
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April 19, 2015
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Yes it separates and its quite heavy as a unit. I don't know the exact weight but I would guess 80 lbs.
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February 7, 2015
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77 lbs. The unit separates into different parts for different uses. Read the comments for more info; you can also download the manual.
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Maine
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December 9, 2014
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The compressor is 44 lbs, the tank is 32 lbs. Yes, the two parts separate and the tanks can be filled and then used without the compressor at all. Also, the compressor has a "mini-tank" onboard so you can also just use the compressor without the larger tanks. Either way!
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Fond du Lac, WI, USA
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August 22, 2014
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specs say 78 lbs,yes it does separate
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July 22, 2014
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The unit weighs 80 lbs and splits into two separate units of 40 lbs each for carrying. Also the compressor can be put in one area with the tanks being in another. As it is an oil less unit it's a bit noisy so if the compressor could be in an outbuilding (I use a five sided box) with the tanks closer life can be a bit quieter.
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Red Deer Alberta
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July 13, 2014
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It's pretty heavy, around 77 pound's but can easily be seperated to make it much easier to carry around. The bottom section can be used as a portable air tank and the top as a seperate compressor.
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Woodbury, MN
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July 1, 2014
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Very easy to separate and manageable separated otherwise it us pretty heavy together
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NY
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April 20, 2014
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weighs approx. 77 lbs. split apart top is about 45 lbs , bottom about 32 lbs. Separates easily, if you separate it & carry each unit, one in each hand, very easy to maneuver around in & out of truck
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Frankfort, KY
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April 3, 2014
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It weighs a tad over 80 lbs, but it does separate and makes it much easier to pack around. So far it has been an excellent purchase. You can separate the head and the lower tanks and use each unit in different areas at the same time. Works for me.
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March 25, 2014
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The RIDGID Tri-stack model compressor #OF50150TS weighs in at 77.4 lbs. It has a detachable compressor tank.
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How many CFM at 90 PSI does this compressor supply.

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July 6, 2012
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Buffalo, NY
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October 3, 2016
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As listed all over the specs section, it's 4.9 scfm @ 90 psi
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Fond du Lac, WI, USA
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August 22, 2014
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4.9 scfm at 90 psi
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July 22, 2014
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The docu is 4.9 cfm at 90 lbs. It's handled my limited number of pneumatics well.
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Illinois, USA
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August 28, 2013
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4.9 CFM at 90psi, plenty to run a couple of framing nailers.
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4.9 @90SCFM
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Documentation says 4.9 cfm @ 90 psi
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Goodrich, MI, USA
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March 21, 2013
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The listing states 4.9 SCFM @ 90PSI
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Atlanta, GA, USA
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August 14, 2012
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4.9 cfm
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4.9 SCFM @ 90 psi.
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I'm going to fram a 1400 ft house will this unit handel the work load with 4 framing guns going at the sametime ???.

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Brownsville, TX
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October 18, 2016
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Actually 4 framing guns would be too much load for this compressor. It handles 2 guns consistently. Constantly running both at the same time. You will need a bigger compressor WhiteBear.
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Your better off acquiring a commercial duty compressor, or use 2 compressors. All these compressors under $1000 are almost exclusively 50% duty cycle compressors, but all these DIYer's and wannabe contractors try to use these compressors like commercial style units. They might work for a few days being overloaded, but will give out & the buyers will blame the compressor. Buy a compressor for what your Read More
Your better off acquiring a commercial duty compressor, or use 2 compressors. All these compressors under $1000 are almost exclusively 50% duty cycle compressors, but all these DIYer's and wannabe contractors try to use these compressors like commercial style units. They might work for a few days being overloaded, but will give out & the buyers will blame the compressor. Buy a compressor for what your going to truly use it for or use it like, so your able to get the job done right. Read Less
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Depending on how fast you are going, you could run one for sure, MAAAAYYYYBBBEEEE two. But since many framing nailers require a decently high scfm, I don't know that running 4 would be a good idea and I would anticipate you'd get sub-par results from attempting it.
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I would say yes that it has enough capacity and refill time that you would be fine.
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First, be sure you break it in by running it at no pressure for a while (15 to 30 minutes) as specified in the manual. Be sure to read the comments from other users before you start.
Some have said there is no problem with multiple tool use, since it is rare that all four guns will be activated simultaneously every time. For this setup to work, you can have no air leaks in the hoses or the various Read More
First, be sure you break it in by running it at no pressure for a while (15 to 30 minutes) as specified in the manual. Be sure to read the comments from other users before you start.
Some have said there is no problem with multiple tool use, since it is rare that all four guns will be activated simultaneously every time. For this setup to work, you can have no air leaks in the hoses or the various connectors. As a practical matter, the compressor will be running continuously while you are framing, and at times you may have to wait for it to catch up. Depending on your local weather, you may need to put a fan next to it to keep it cool enough to not seize up. However, if you keep it pressurized to the 150 lbs max pressure, it may work just fine. If it were me, I'd bring a backup pancake compressor to the job site for insurance. If using an extension cord, be sure to use the shortest one with the biggest wires ( i.e. 12 AWG) you can find that will do the job, but it is better to try to connect the compressor to an outlet next to the electrical panel - long hoses are cheaper than replacing burned-out compresor motors. Read Less
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No it will not
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October 14, 2014
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If it doesn't trip the breaker it will be just O.K. ..if it does its a paper weight.
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Hello WhiteBear,
This compressor has a rating of 4.9 CFM @ 90 psi.
On average a framing nailer takes 2.2 CFM @ 90 psi.
So I would say that it would not be able to run all 4 nailers at the same time.
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Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 189 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by I had great expectations for this unit, being able to run multiple tools at the same time. After the second day on the job putting down hardwood floors, the regulator knobs started leaking. You could hear and feel the air pouring out of them. I would not purchase this again and wound up replacing it with a cheaper pancake compressor that works great. October 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dont waste your money It worked great for the first day... then the Motor kept stalling and had to reset it.... then it popped the dedicated 20 amp line... Got a refund and Got the makita 5200.... AWESOME October 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rigid Tri-stack Purchased this over 4 months ago I use it 6-7 days a week 8-12 hours a day it will run 3 framing nail guns at the same time and actually keep up I am very impressed the only issue for me was the handle the bolts came loose 2 times and the handle eventually broke off but that may or may not have been due to my helpers lugging it around houses everyday I would recommend this product I am purchasing another one shortly very well build and designed for DIY and professional contractors August 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Just not worth the Money this Rigid compressor will not run if colder than 45 deg and it quits if its above 80 deg ... so i tried synthetic oil ...that only helped a bit ...avoid this brand ...your waiting your dollar! September 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by less than happy The overall design was the selling point. Only a few months and probably 50 hours of run time total and the compressor only generates 125 pressure. No big deal right? wrong. Compressor won't shut off by itself and 2-3 weeks to have it repaired. Now I have to buy a replacement while this one gets warranty work done. I could have bought 3 throw away compressors that lasted 100 times longer than this. July 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by very poor quality I used this product about five times before the thing broke and ruined the reed valves. I had to fix it my self with parts from the internet but did not fix the actual problem which had caused the reed valves to break in the first place. So I had to take the motor and piston and combine it with a different tank and pressure switch which works 100 times better than the original with all my added upgraded capabilities. Now it is the best compressor ever and I will not trade it for anything. June 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Very excellent boat anchor I have had this compressor for 2 years and there is a problem with the switch turning off. I am on my 3rd switch which supposedly solved the problem. Now the tanks will not fill up so there must be a leak somewhere even though you can't find it with the motor off. I'm out the cost of I expected to be a good compressor and 3 trips to the repair shop which almost exceeds the cost of the compressor. This compressor was lightly used and never abused. I'm not going to waste any more money on it and use it as a boat anchor. April 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not so portable... Too heavy and bulky for portable use. I returned it and bought one that was easier to handle with similar features. May 10, 2016
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