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stewartlong 12-09-2012 10:13 AM

Need an air compressor drain plug installed
 
I have an old air compressor with a tank that does not have a drain plug underneith.

It was a replacement tank from 20 years ago.

How can I drill, tap and install one so it doesn't leak?

Or is it time to just junk it out all together?

Fix'n it 12-09-2012 10:28 AM

you would have to have a bung welded on.

joecaption 12-09-2012 10:29 AM

Time to junk it.
It's not legal to drill or weld on a pressure vessel unless you go have it static tested some place.

woodworkbykirk 12-09-2012 11:55 AM

junk it or take it to a local authrorized air tool repair shop

md2lgyk 12-10-2012 09:13 AM

Compressors aren't very expensive any more, and there are lots to choose from. I wouldn't put a dime into one that's more than 20 years old.


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