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tcoop 08-11-2011 05:52 PM

another Kobalt compressor ?
 
I have a Kobalt K7060HFV and I just put a reed valve assembly on it. I decided to go ahead and change the oil but in doing so the case that the brass/copper drain tube screws into stripped out. It looks like they only had about 2 maybe 3 threads in the case and about 3/8" of thread on the brass tube. Go Figure..
Anyway, has anyone had this problem before and what did you do. I thought about just tapping it out a little larger and maybe just put a bolt in it. Anyone know what size threads is in the casing?
I will call the compressor people tomorrow but thought i would ask ya'll first.
Thanks for any help

pepi 08-11-2011 08:50 PM

Sure I would think you could go to the next size just fine, would not suggest a bolt it might go to deep and interfere with something. You would be better off using a pipe plug. It just needs to be snugged enough to prevent an oil leak the next time you try, I say that cause you will not get to many chances to keep bumping up the size of the drain...

tcoop 08-12-2011 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pepi
Sure I would think you could go to the next size just fine, would not suggest a bolt it might go to deep and interfere with something. You would be better off using a pipe plug. It just needs to be snugged enough to prevent an oil leak the next time you try, I say that cause you will not get to many chances to keep bumping up the size of the drain...

I found an 1/8" pipe tube and a cap to fit over it. If i use just a plug without an extension tube, because of the design, the oil would run all over the top of the compressor. I think they added the short tube as an after thought.
Anyway, I hope the tube with the cap will work, it is pipe threads.

Thanks


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