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noone 07-21-2012 08:52 AM

How do I fix drain cock on Husky 30-gallon compressor?
 
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I have a brand new Husky 30-gallon compressor, and it seems the drain cock won't close. I try to turn it counter clock wise and it keeps unscrewing and unscrewing until it pops out of the bottom and of course never closes off the escaping here.

This blows. I've got paint drying in my paint gun trying to fix this......

What am I missing here??

noone 07-21-2012 03:17 PM

Replacement drain cocks at Home Depot were $3.50. Problems solved.

Tom Struble 07-21-2012 08:09 PM

glad you got your cock problem straightened out:thumbsup: and so cheaply too:)

ratherbefishing 07-22-2012 12:49 AM

Spend $12 on a ball valve and a few brass fittings and you'll like it even better.
Glad you're back in business.

jschaben 07-22-2012 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by ratherbefishing (Post 971426)
Spend $12 on a ball valve and a few brass fittings and you'll like it even better.
Glad you're back in business.

+1 on this, add a couple of elbows and a length of pipe and bring it to the front or side and you'll love it:yes:

ratherbefishing 07-22-2012 01:36 PM

Yup. Great minds think alike.

silversport 07-24-2012 11:27 AM

here's a pic to go along with the suggestions to extend a ball valve out to a reachable location.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j2...40497Small.jpg

Bondo 07-25-2012 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by jschaben (Post 971693)
+1 on this, add a couple of elbows and a length of pipe and bring it to the front or side and you'll love it:yes:

Ayuh,.... 'n another option is a cabled spring loaded drain, for a heavy truck with air brakes,...

http://www.tankerpartsstore.com/mm5/.../ATK-12105.jpg

1/4" pipe, screws right in, 'n hang the cable...

Hardway 07-31-2012 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Bondo (Post 974190)
Ayuh,.... 'n another option is a cabled spring loaded drain, for a heavy truck with air brakes,...

http://www.tankerpartsstore.com/mm5/.../ATK-12105.jpg

1/4" pipe, screws right in, 'n hang the cable...

This is good for everyday use. If you don't use your compressor daily, you need a drain that can be left open. Even thou the compressor is not running daily it will form condensation from temp change with air in it. The cable drain is good for condensation drop thou.


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