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Old 03-16-2010, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by smithkustoms
BONUS QUESTION: My compressor has a 80 gallon tank but only has a 3/8" outlet. The 3/8" threaded outlet is on a large (3-4") screw in plug like most compressors have. Can I drill and tap the 3/8" hole in the pulg for a larger 1/2" or 3/4" outlet? Or anyone know where I could buy a plug with a larger outlet?
In theory you can dill & tap it but... Don't mess it up. In theory you could drill it, get a tap in, but have the tap fly across the room when you first use it. That would scare me slightly, but I'm particularly bad at that kind of thing. My main concern would be how to do it AND withstand whatever pressure is in the tank on an ongoing basis without anything breaking or leaking. Changing the size of the plug (converter) should be trivial if that's all you want.

Good luck.

Marquita Jensen
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