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Old 07-11-2018, 05:49 PM
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I have a compressor and I would like to get the large plug unscrewed. It won't budge. Is using heat a no no? MY intuition says no no.
 
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:52 PM
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Is that a drain plug? A impact mite loosen it with on low air sitting use a good tight socket so it don't round it off.
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So that is a large air tank for a compressor? You want to get that large reducer out of it? Some heat would work fine. Just don't melt it!
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:18 AM
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Yeah the little hole is where the drain petcock screws in. I want to take out that large plug in the pic. I just want to clean out any crud in the bottom of the tank. Or should I just leave it alone?
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:41 AM
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Probably just rusted in place from the condensation. As long as the tank is empty, looks like you already have the drain out, go ahead and warm it up with a torch.
 
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and be sure to have tank "open" when using heat !!
 
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Ah, ya, so it's the bottom of the tank(I was having trouble figuring that picture out). That makes sense and I agree, likely kinda rusty and will be tough to get out without heat. I thought it was a end hole(horz tank) and more likely to not be rusty.
 
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Is something broken? Are you trying to fix something that is not?
If not, leave it be.
 
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:21 PM
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Nothing broken. Just thought getting any crap out would be good. I think I'll take your advice CJ unless it starts clogging the pet ****. The old one leaked a tiny bit so I bought a new one ( petcock ). Thanks guys, Todd.
 
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