Curtis compressor Unloader valve
I have a old Curtis compressor and the rod that actuates the manual unloader valve has broken. Can I disconnect the unloader valve and try to use it,or is this a terminal problem? How about a retro fit electric loader valve? Thanks for being here!
Jeff, I assure you that if you did not need an unloader valve for your air compressor to work properly, it would not be there. So, no, I don't think your air compressor will work properly without one.
I am not familiar with your specific unloader valve, but most of them are operated by a toggle coming out of the side of the pressure switch. If yours is like that, and you have a bit of mechanical ability, you might sub a different one to work for you.
Hard for me to be certain as I can't see what your setup right now is.