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Old 02-10-2010, 10:26 PM   #1
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I just bought a Porter Cable air compressor - my first. When I go to drain it after use, I'm actually tightening (screwing it back into the tank) the valve to release the air and water vapor. I would think loosening it (unscrewing the valve) would drain the unit. Does this sound right to anyone??

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I just bought a Porter Cable air compressor - my first. When I go to drain it after use, I'm actually tightening (screwing it back into the tank) the valve to release the air and water vapor. I would think loosening it (unscrewing the valve) would drain the unit. Does this sound right to anyone??
Into the tank opens the valve to drain. Clockwise tightens the valve.

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Into the tank opens the valve to drain. Clockwise tightens the valve. Kevin
Yes, Because if you were to take the valve out with air behind it you could make a dangerous projectile. So its engineered to screw into the tank and release the air.
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Great thanks! That makes sense.
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