Never drained water from tank 10 to 12 years on 919.167311

by CPK
(MI)

Craftsman 919.167311 Never drained water from tank since new. 10 to 12 years old.


I gave the air compressor to my son. The first thing he did was drain the tank. Rusty water, flakes and little chunks of metal came out. Is this a major problem and is this compressor dangerous to use? The rust flakes and rusty water I understand, but the small chunks of metal stump me. Could they be from the welding of the drain plug under the tank?

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Feb 29, 2016
919.167311 tank
by: Bill

If this were my compressor I'd replace the tank.

You can get them hydraulically pressure tested, which would be an alternative, but the testing is as expensive as the tank.

I would not want this existing tank under pressure at my house, for sure.

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