Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sazabizc Worked for me.
After reading some of the reviews I was a Little hesitant to by this valve, I didnt have room under the Air compressor to install a ball valve . So I tried this since it was cheap and small. It worked fine. I started the Compressor let it go up to 120 psi and left it for two days. No leaks. Then i drained it and filled the tank up to 120 psi again. Left it for about a week. Came back and it had 85 psi in it. So id say for the price its worth it. I especially like the fact I can just reach under the tank and open the valve with two fingers, and close it just as easy. Im not sure why so many people are having problems with it. Maybe I just got Lucky.
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cas2020 Drain Valve Worked Like A Champ!
I read the reviews and found sazabizc's review even more helpful. I took of the old one off and installed the new one with a little Loctite. I tried wrapping the threads with teflon tape but found that too snug to get it screwed in. So I took the teflon tape off and just used loctite. I tightened it snug and correct you do not screw it all the way in as one reviewer attempted to do. Turned on the compressor, waited about four/five hours, release the pressure, cleaned it up and put it away.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lou Work's very good
This drain plug works good, easy to install. Install with Teflon and do not tighten all the way in, or over tighten. It will work good, and it will hold a good seal with no leak.
April 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by furniturebuilder So far so good
I have a Porter Cable pancake compressor and the drain valve went bad on me after about 6 months. After doing some research online, it was more expensive to pay shipping than buy the part in store. Also it would take 6-8 weeks for the warranty repair so 3 bucks was worth not waiting. I bought this piece and installed it in about 5 minutes. I used it for a couple hours with a brad gun at 120 PSI (tank pressure 150), and it's holding true. Guess I'll know more after a few more uses, but for 3 bucks and instant use, it's worth every penny. Also, unlike the Porter Cable one, this one is easier to turn with your fingers and seems to have a positive stop when it is out and in versus unscrewing too much.
December 11, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AAHDSN Garbage
Installed this drain in a small compressor. The drain went roughly 3/4 of the way and then snapped off leaving the bulk of the plug in the compressor. Could not get it out other than slowly drilling it out and the picking it out of the compressor threads. Stay away as it seemed soft and left me with a major project to get my compressor back.
November 28, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dlg49 This product is made to sale and not use
Does not work very well. Only way to get it to seal is use a pair of pliers and tighten it. Thought I would be able to shut it off by hand but no such luck. I have a feeling that I will not be able to shut it off completely before long even with a pair of pliers. I would not recommend purchasing this product if you are wanting something to use and that actually performs.
December 31, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gary Doesn't hold up to use
I've bought these several times and the result is the same. None hold up to use, even infrequent use. After several drain cycles, the next time I close them and turn on the compressor, they leak air. I just bought a ballcock type and will see how that holds up.
April 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by tommy78321 Husky soft drain valve: Two of these units did not function
I would have to say don't buy this unit. I bought one and tried to use it but could only intermittently get it to close. I exchanged it and had the same problem. I think the reviewer suggesting a max of 125psi may be on to something, I am not sure how much pressure I exposed it to <= 175psi. My 2 cents stick with the old seat type that takes more force but reliable shuts off.
November 29, 2012