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Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 07-05-2014 06:41 PM 2195 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, as they say out of sight out of mind and that holds 100% for compressor drain valve.
Who thinks about draining a compressor when you can’t see that small drain
Valve that requires considerable pain to accomplish the task.
For me maybe once every year or so now that I have the compressor completely out of sight
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/55549
So, few dollars later and now I have no excuse not to drain it and this should keep the noisy B* from rusting before it’s time.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 07-06-2014 08:40 AM

Very smart idea…I’m sure we all could use that

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 07-06-2014 11:17 AM

Hello,

made of wood ?

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#3 posted 07-06-2014 12:39 PM

I’m fitting up my new workshop and I’m considering having the compressor outside This will be a first for me, it’s always been INside and it’s quite LOUD to say the least. I’m thinking of a lean-to roof to keep the rain off and I’m going to put the extra tank under the building where it’ll be out of the weather completely. Until I saw this I hadn’t though about the necessity of draining it once in a while. Thanks for the reminder.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Routerisstillmyname

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#4 posted 07-06-2014 01:33 PM

No not made out of wood thx for reminder.. but related to this project http://lumberjocks.com/projects/55549 that was strictly designed to enclose the ultra loud compressor. I just thought this idea might help few that don’t want to deal with draining compressor. sorry it wont happen again.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 07-06-2014 02:50 PM

Router…....., That is a good tip as there are probably a lot of us that need to go drain our compressors right now!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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DAC

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#6 posted 07-06-2014 07:38 PM

it is a real pain having to get on the floor and reach under the tank to drain it. even here in the desert with very low humidity you still have to drain the tank.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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Routerisstillmyname

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#7 posted 07-06-2014 08:29 PM

yup and here in Houston’s humidity, my tank was like a miniature swimming pool.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#8 posted 07-07-2014 10:04 PM

Looks like you have done a great job selecting the parts and assembly.

I have a minor concern mainly because I had a problem with the hose bursting.

So I used a length of air line and double clamped everything.

Draining the tank is a routine that should happen at the end of each project

Seeing some of the kit my mates have I wouldnt be connecting my air tools to them for fear of water damage.

Here is a general shot

I think I spent more on water and oil filters then the original purchase price.

I originally used all nitto fittings but found they leaked and caused losses.
There is a dedicated outlet at the front for air tools and a separate oil feed air line

-- Regards Robert

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Routerisstillmyname

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#9 posted 07-07-2014 10:31 PM

that hose is very thick braided hose and it will not break. whoever it may pop off with larger capacity compressors. I tested it with my pancake and it held. anything larger, i would use threaded pipe instead of tubing as an extension.
I think this add-on/modification is a must if you own a compressor. Considering it costs less than 12 for all parts.
even if you had to use a metal pipe. Once the drain is accessible, then it will be a matter of second to flip the handle and drain water out. I’m having so much fun , I keep filling it and walking buy and draining it by flipping the handle with my foot ;-)

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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Hawaiilad

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#10 posted 07-07-2014 10:55 PM

_I’m having so much fun , I keep filling it and walking buy and draining it by flipping the handle with my foot ;-)

Router, sometimes the “little boy” in us just keeps coming out doesn’t it…..

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Routerisstillmyname

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#11 posted 07-08-2014 12:35 AM

TG for that :-)

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#12 posted 07-08-2014 05:45 AM

Great idea and solution

-- Norman

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