February 17, 2007Has anyone ever replaced the tank drain plug (pet c o c k) in thier Craftsman compressors. Mine is leaking and doesn't open and close freely anymore... If you did, where did you get it and how much???
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February 17, 2007I don't know, but I would also like to know too. I bought a new compressor a few months ago and I don't like the one that's on there now. I like the old ones that are "T" style.
Hopefully someone will come along soon to let you know.
February 17, 2007yep, I like the T or the lever type as well...that screw type is for the birds...
February 17, 2007I agree, I hate the round screw type. It's kinda hard to open, either due to pressure or moisture, probably moisture.
February 17, 2007I replaced mine with 2 nipples,a 90 degree elbow and a 1/4 turn ball valve!!!It's worked well for 5-6 years now!!!It's real easy to drain the tank now and you don't have to tilt the tank to get to either!!!
February 17, 2007I replaced mine. The ones on craftman compressors are cheap. I used a stainless steel T handle so it won;t corrode, and easy to drain. Make sure the valve is rated for the same or better p.s.i as your compressor . It should be rated on the side of the new valve. It should read on the valve something like WOG 150.Which means water/oil/gas,and good for 150 p.s.i.It is just to drain moisture from the receiver tank,which is cause by warm air in the tank condencing. You should drain every day.
February 18, 2007Thanks guys..... 1st I am probably going to look into your set up. Most of that stuff should be available at Lowes or HD. Any problems with putting stress on the exit port on the tank when you open your valve?? That would kind of suck to turn it and have all of that plumbing snap off.
February 18, 2007No stress on the tank at all,the 1/4 turn ball valve is very smooth!!!Just make the nipple between valve and elbow long enough to easily clear the bottom of your tank!!!
February 18, 2007Done deal 1st... 4" extension gets it out from under the tank. No leaks anymore. Thanks for the heads up.
February 18, 2007DAMN...that looks even better than mine does,good job Mike !!!
February 18, 2007For $14 in parts, awesome mod. The old stock drain was sealed shut with condensation (rust) and probably salt from the salt air where I live. Tried to get a close-up pic of it, but they all came out blury. The tank now drains in 3-4 minutes.
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