Since this is now our little compressor thread I figured I'd post this stuff here, also I wanna show off my new toy.
I Originally wanted to add HF auto drains to both of my compressors but after reading that they were cheap junk I decided to go with these.
They're tethered drain valves, the same style used on semis. When the stem is pulled sideways they open and allow the compressor to drain.
When the original drain valve on my 33 gallon Craftsman became rusty and bent I replaced it with this cheapo From HF. It got beat up again and began to slowly leak, I just let it leak because it was such a pain to deal with. Now I finally have something to replace it with. You can see where its been leaking. Crusty!
New tether drain valve.
I ran the cable up to the top and tied it off where it will be easy to get to, I'll just give it a pull when I turn the compressor on or off.
Now I just gotta figure out why it likes to randomly blow the 20 amp breaker when it starts.
Fun little fact, when I drained all the air out I found out my gauges read about 20-30 psi high.
New drain valve Installed on the 4 gallon craftsman; my new toy. The tether is pretty long so I wrapped it around the tanks. Just pull on the cord and the valve opens and lets any moisture out.
Swapped on a Cambell Hausfeld pressure gauge from a tiny burned out compressor I have. No more leak!
Now I'm just trying to decide if I should make it look nice or put stickers on it. I think a "stupid hurts" sticker would fit nicely.
I keep wanting to call it "mini me", since its just a smaller Craftsman.