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    Easy access air drain on compressor

    It’s a challenge to get to the air drain on my air compressor so I made it easier. An auto drain would be nice but they’re a little spendy


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    Thanks Sgbarker! We've added your Air Compressor Drain Valve Extension to our Air Compressors category,
    as well as to your builder page: Sgbarker's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    thats a great Idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgbarker View Post
    It’s a challenge to get to the air drain on my air compressor so I made it easier. An auto drain would be nice but they’re a little spendy

    Great idea! I have a much smaller air compressor, but am negligent in not emptying it as frequently as I should because of lack of easy access to the water drain valve. Your idea solves the access problem.

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    One of the main causes for compressor tanks going bad is the drains are so inaccessible most folks don't drain theirs regularly
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

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    well done sir!

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    I have never understood why the manufactures do not apply a coating on the interior of pressure tanks to prevent rusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrickieDickie View Post
    I have never understood why the manufactures do not apply a coating on the interior of pressure tanks to prevent rusting.
    yes you do. It is called dollar cost averaging for planned obsolesce.
    If you make something that will outlast the compressor or you make a compressor which will out last the tank how can you expect to sell a new one tot eh same customer ever again.
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    You are right Frank

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    I did the same thing years ago, using 3/8" copper tubing and a 1/4" ball valve. The ball valve is much handier to operate than the original type.

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