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Knee-Saving Compressor Rack


by Richard Fenwick



Crouching to operate my compressor’s drain valve was no big deal until my football-ravaged knees started acting up. To keep from grimacing in the sawdust, I devised a more civilized way to clear the tank. I replaced the drain valve with a 90-degree elbow, a 200-psi-rated reinforced hose and a ball valve. Barb fittings on the elbow and ball valve and clamps on the hose keep everything air tight. I chose a ball valve instead of an air nozzle so no one would mistake my new drain hose for a regular air hose.



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carporter wrote re: Knee-Saving Compressor Rack
on 08-12-2009 11:17 AM

Very good, just what I need to save my old knees.

I will try it soon.

G Little wrote re: Knee-Saving Compressor Rack
on 08-15-2009 11:06 PM

Thit is an excellent idea. Do you have a problem with the ball valve being high up and not being able to drain the condensation since it is at such a higher level...or does the air pressure blow it all out instead of letting gravity take over and having it draining back to the low level?

golffernut wrote re: Knee-Saving Compressor Rack
on 08-26-2009 10:18 AM

Great idea, wish I'd have thought of it years ago.