tank drain plug leaking on husky model y6020-wt
by Ron Cox
my husky model y6020-wt portable air compressor must be obsolete - no info available for this model.
I've had this unit - which is a 25-gal, 5.2 hp, 150 psi vertical/upright model for quite awhile and have never subjected it to other than normal home use: auto tires, lawn mower tires, etc. - has been perfect for my particular needs;
the problem I am having has to do with the water drain valve/plug located at the bottom center of the tank; after my last water drain-off I screwed the drain plug all the way out - and it sorta blew out of my hands; I had never done this before, so I can't determine if the end of the plug had an 0-ring in place, because it looks like there is a place where an o-ring could have fit?
anyway, when I put the plug back in I have tried it at every position and it won't close off the air from leaking out - when you close it all the way it will leak more air, and as you back it out it reduces the air flow to a certain point and then gets stronger as you unscrew the plug; it will close down to a low level, but the pressure of the leak is still strong when you try to close it off with the tip of your finger;
the plug is hollow up to a point a little over half-way, and then has a hole in which to let the water escape; what can I do to fix this problem - such as my valve being compatible with any other same-size valve?...
saw where some folks were changing out these standard-manual valves with pipe fittings and a ball-valve cut-off - for a much easier way to drain their tanks??...any help will be greatly appreciated...thanks, Ron Cox @