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Shop Projects #3: Air compressor upgrade - drainage whip

05-30-2016 12:43 AM by William Shelley | 6 comments »

I’m sure draining an air compressor of any accumulated water is possibly one of the least-fun maintenance activities out there. I’m assuming also that most compressors have virtually no room to fit a bucket underneath the drainage port at the bottom of the tank, so you end up having to tilt the unit to drain, which means not all the water gets out. I used a short piece of air hose (4’), a pair of 3/8 barb x 1/4” NPT fittings, a 1/4 NPT x 1/4 NPT close elbow, and a small 1/4” valve, and a couple hose clamps, assembled them, and added this “whip” to the bottom of the compressor, to replace the factory default drainage valve. This took about 20-30...

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