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12-22-2010 09:37 AM
OLNOLAN
Auto Drain

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Originally Posted by adantessr
I bought and installed a moisture ejector from HF last year on my air tank so that everytime the compressor cycles it spits out the water from the bottom of the tank . I have to lay on the floor to manually drain the verical 60 gal. tank so this was a good upgrade .
I have three compressors at different locations and picked up three of these kits on sale recently for less than 10 bucks each. I haven't installed them yet, so I was just curious if yours has been working okay after a year in service? Olnolan
http://www.harborfreight.com/automat...kit-46960.html
12-22-2010 09:09 AM
sqzbox
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Originally Posted by adantessr
I bought and installed a moisture ejector from HF last year on my air tank so that everytime the compressor cycles it spits out the water from the bottom of the tank . I have to lay on the floor to manually drain the verical 60 gal. tank so this was a good upgrade .
Yeah, but look at all the stuff you found under there that you thought was gone forever.
12-22-2010 09:03 AM
oldred
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Originally Posted by adantessr
Hey , I have never seen one of those before . Where did you buy it ? Our trucks at the mine were 240 ton payload (830,000 lb GVW) and had automatic moisture ejectors on the wet tank.


Were those trucks Dressers or Cats? We had some serious problems with the air systems on the Dressers but I suppose I am about to get off the topic here, sent you a PM.
12-21-2010 10:18 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by adantessr
I found this with a google search : http://www.rydersafetyservices.com/r...E98D4D61F07760
bingo
12-21-2010 10:06 PM
adantessr
Cable operated drain valve

I found this with a google search : http://www.rydersafetyservices.com/r...E98D4D61F07760
12-21-2010 09:56 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by matts37chev
i got them at the local kenworth dealer
i just got the pic off of ebay i think it was like $11.oo
Thanks . I will check and see if my automatic ejector is keeping my air tank drained and if not I will likely install one of those instead .
12-21-2010 09:52 PM
matts37chev i got them at the local kenworth dealer
i just got the pic off of ebay i think it was like $11.oo
12-21-2010 09:19 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by matts37chev
i use these cheap corded big truck air tank drains on the compressor tank so i dont have to stand on my head.
and on the drains on the piping in the corners i cant get to
Hey , I have never seen one of those before . Where did you buy it ? Our trucks at the mine were 240 ton payload (830,000 lb GVW) and had automatic moisture ejectors on the wet tank.
12-21-2010 09:11 PM
matts37chev
Quote:
Originally Posted by adantessr
I bought and installed a moisture ejector from HF last year on my air tank so that everytime the compressor cycles it spits out the water from the bottom of the tank . I have to lay on the floor to manually drain the verical 60 gal. tank so this was a good upgrade .
i use these cheap corded big truck air tank drains on the compressor tank so i dont have to stand on my head.
and on the drains on the piping in the corners i cant get to
12-21-2010 08:48 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by sqzbox
Your system from the comp. out must be darn good. I know you body guy's are terrified of fish eye's which can be contributed to water in the system. Every place I've ever worked that had a comp. always had to be drained daily. I'm surprised you haven't had problems already.
I bought and installed a moisture ejector from HF last year on my air tank so that everytime the compressor cycles it spits out the water from the bottom of the tank . I have to lay on the floor to manually drain the verical 60 gal. tank so this was a good upgrade .
12-21-2010 08:27 AM
sqzbox
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman
I finally changed my comp oil yesterday.... all these threads got me to worrying about it...glad I did ,checked all the fittings with soapy water and found a few leaks ,some of them were pretty bad and I finally fixed my drain pitcock,must have had two gallons of water in the tank.I was a little surprised ,it worked fine on my end of the hose..last year I found out your oil needed regular changing and I've been meaning to change it ever since.
Your system from the comp. out must be darn good. I know you body guy's are terrified of fish eye's which can be contributed to water in the system. Every place I've ever worked that had a comp. always had to be drained daily. I'm surprised you haven't had problems already.
12-21-2010 08:20 AM
matts37chev i bought a new quart of non detergent oil last year but i didnt get around changing the oil.
maybee today, i took the rest of the year off to clean up the garage and see if i can find my car out there.
12-21-2010 07:59 AM
timothale
check valve leak?

could the check valve have a slow leak allowing moist air from the lines and tank reverse back into the compressor and condense?. How good does the system hold air after you shut it down?
12-21-2010 04:43 AM
deadbodyman I finally changed my comp oil yesterday.... all these threads got me to worrying about it...glad I did ,checked all the fittings with soapy water and found a few leaks ,some of them were pretty bad and I finally fixed my drain pitcock,must have had two gallons of water in the tank.I was a little surprised ,it worked fine on my end of the hose..last year I found out your oil needed regular changing and I've been meaning to change it ever since.
12-20-2010 11:44 AM
oldred
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Originally Posted by 69lm69gp
I called Eaton. They recommend cleaning out the sludge with mineral spirits and using heat tape to warm up the crankcase. They also told me where to look for the vent.



Unless your compressor was just worn out or had other mechanical problems causing excessive blow-by, neither of which is likely the culprit, then the combination of cooler temperatures and restricted crankcase ventilation is the likely cause. I have seen this several times and it usually is a very simple fix that costs nothing except a bit of time spent on maintenance.
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