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06-15-2006, 09:47 AM
Hey everybody, the brass screw in drain on my compressor stripped our and no longer works. Probably just as well as it was a real pain to reach under the tank to get to the drain. I need to replace it and thought about an automatic drain. Do these work well? Any suggestions based on what you are using? I would prefer something operational out from under the tank if I stay with a manual drain. I have a 60 gal unit if it makes any difference. Thanks Ron
06-15-2006, 01:41 PM
I just did mine yesterday. I have a vertical 60 gal. 7 horse. I was a real pain to drain it. I used an small 1/4 90 degree elbow ( pipe fitting ), a 6 inch 1/4 pipe a 1/4 female by 3/8th male fitting, a 3/8ths ball valve and a 3/8ths male to 1/4 hose end fitting. I got some 1/4 vinyl tubing and ran the drain outside. It took about 20 minutes to do. Now I can easily reach and turn the ball valve handle to drain the tank and the water goes outside.
Hope this is helpful.
06-15-2006, 02:01 PM
It's basically a timer and a valve. You can set the interval, it's definetly the way to go if you can. You plug it in and forget it.
06-15-2006, 07:13 PM
I did what teetop60 did to mine. I tried one of the harbor freight auto bleeders but it messed up in a short time. I wanted one of the electric bleeders but the prices I've seen are a bit much for my blood.
just my 2¢ worth
06-16-2006, 10:00 AM
Earl my auto drain somehow froze open during the middle of the night. I had to go out to the garage at 2 am to fix it.
Now i just run a hose with a ball valve , and try to drain it once a week.
Never saw the electric ones but they might work ok. Mooch :)
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