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Old 07-21-2012, 08:52 AM   #1
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How do I fix drain cock on Husky 30-gallon compressor?


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......

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

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Old 07-21-2012, 08:09 PM   #3
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glad you got your cock problem straightened out and so cheaply too
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Spend $12 on a ball valve and a few brass fittings and you'll like it even better.
Glad you're back in business.
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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
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Yup. Great minds think alike.
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here's a pic to go along with the suggestions to extend a ball valve out to a reachable location.

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



1/4" pipe, screws right in, 'n hang the cable...
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Ayuh,.... 'n another option is a cabled spring loaded drain, for a heavy truck with air brakes,...



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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