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Not sure how many people take the time to drain the air compressor tank of water at the end of the day,..but this is really important. Especially in the smaller tank compressors,...the water takes up valuable volume which in turn makes the compressor work harder. 

Like anything,..making a task easier will make you more willing to do it. On my wheelbarrow compressor there are twin tanks,..each with its own petroosters for draining water.  PITA to be honest with you.  So one of the first things I did when the compressor was new around 12 years ago,..I removed the petroosters and plumbed in a "T",..and ran a hose up to the front of the compressor and attached a 1/4" brass ball valve to the tire guard thingy. 

Now,.when I'm ready to drain,..I just open the ball valve and water shoots out like mad. The drain doesn't have to be on the bottom of the tank,..the air in the tank pushes it out.

*Could never figure why manufacturers don't do this right outta' the box.

 *Not to mention,..those stupid little petroosters plug up very easily.

Word police made me use alternative for c**k

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Great idea Jeff. Even if it wasnt a pita the way it comes from factory, if you didnt plumb it away it would get dirty rusty water all over the bed of truck or trailer every time you drained it.

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Good idea Jeff. I already put the ball valves on a couple years ago but I have thinking of doing something like that with a T and extension hose.



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Good one Jeff. I learned the hard way about 25 years ago, not knowing the compressors suck in all the humidity andwater sits in the tank. After my first rusted tank I have never put a compressor away without opening the petrooster.

Funny... the word police replaced petc**k with this. petJoe Joe Cockerer



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Jeff you have a picture of how you did the "T"?

 

I'm trying to get this done and can't figure out how to connect tje 2 tanks 2 one hose



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DirtyRoofcom wrote:

Jeff you have a picture of how you did the "T"?

 

I'm trying to get this done and can't figure out how to connect tje 2 tanks 2 one hose


  Jeff ran away from home and hasn't returned yet 



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Art O wrote:
DirtyRoofcom wrote:

Jeff you have a picture of how you did the "T"?

 

I'm trying to get this done and can't figure out how to connect tje 2 tanks 2 one hose


  Jeff ran away from home and hasn't returned yet 


 Yep! Usually this is his time of year to give us all the new tips and tricks he found from the previous year!



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You guys are too funny Ha, Ha,.. I haven't got a picture,..sorry. Just have to remove the petcocks, install 1/4" hose barbs into each tank and also three 1/4" hose barbs into the tee. Connect (2) hoses from the tanks to the Tee. Then the third, which will be a longer hose that runs to the ball valve that goes wherever you like. mine is even mounted above the tanks,..doesn't need to be below,...the air will force the water out.

*The hoses that connect from the tanks to the Tee are easier to connect if you use long enough hose to make a loop and then connect to the barbs.

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BARBS!!!!

That makes so much more sense.

I used threaded ends and I couldn't figure out how you tee's in and connected all of it to one drain valve.

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