Draining the water from air compressor

by Rico
(Nashville, TN)

How do I drain the water from my 6hp 60 gallon air compressor?

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Aug 06, 2018
How to drain the tank of an air compressor
by: Bill

Hey Rico:

I can't be sure as I don't know the make or model, but I expect you'll find right under the bottom of the tank there will be a manual valve.

If so, and if it's hard to access, consider removing that valve and installing a "quick fitting" elbow, and run a small line out to the side of the tank where it's easier to get at.

Install a miniature ball valve on that line so that opening and closing the drain is real easy.

Good luck, and please let us know how it turned out.

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