60 gal. sanborn tank cleaning

by KDH
(Mequon WI)

Hi I have a 60 gal. Sanborn compressor.I cant drain the tank.I removed the petcock and the tank still holds pressure.Can I remove the large nut on the side of the tank and try to clean the drain hole from the inside? Thanks for any help.


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Apr 23, 2018
will try again
by: Anonymous

Thanks, but I tried that with the petcock removed.I hit a solid mass.I will try it again with more force.

Apr 22, 2018
Poke wire into tank
by: Bill

If you do, just be careful that you don't poke too hard to possibly damage the drain itself, and a little pressure in the tank will help blow the crap out once you get it loosened.

Apr 21, 2018
inspection port
by: Doug in s.d.ca.

It probably won't be easy, but sure, you can try that.

But can't you just poke a wire or something into the drain hole (with little to no pressure in the tank!)?

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