A: I would imagine it would. I used mine on a 30 gallon husky compressor.
A: The extended tank drain assembly is equipped with a 1/4" NPT elbow. If the drain on your current compressor is 1/4" NPT, then yes, this should be a suitable replacement. Please note: The elbow, once installed into the bottom of your tank, will extend downward roughly 1". So be sure you have at least this amount of clearance under your tank, so that the elbow does not become damaged.
A: Yes, it will fit. I bought it for my compressor and it fits perfectly!
A: It is metal with what appears to be a powder coat finish & it is very solid and durable. I use this on two air compressor and have never had any problem with the valve or handle but you definitely want to be careful to not damage the flexible hose!
A: The black handle on this valve is cast aluminum.
A: The black knob is metal. I purchased this item about 2-3 years ago, it is much easier to drain my tank now, which means I do it more often. I like it.
A: The black knob is plastic
A: We do not recommend removing the elbow. The extended drain is designed with the elbow to keep it parallel to the floor and prevent the tube from kinking.
A: I just open the valve when I am done using the compressor. The idea is to drain the water out of the tank and the pressure left in tank should help to do that.
A: You can open with pressure on the tank but you are going to get a 150 psi shower. I created an extension hose that threads on to the downstream side of the valve that I run into a bucket to catch the water. I bleed the air in the tank down to 15 psi so there is just enough pressure to push the water out to the bucket but not so much pressure that it sprays everywhere.
A: Yes it only takes a few seconds to drain water.
A: I open the valve long enough for any water to drain and close.
A: You can open and close it. In fact works better if it has pressure in it, it blows the water out instead of dribbling out.
A: You can just open the valve until all the water comes out then shut it. No need to drain the whole tank.
A: You only have to open the valve just enough to drain water then close it.
A: Not necessary to decompress the tank. Just open the valve slowly because the water coming out will be under pressure. I like to drain mine while the tank is unpressurized, because the water will just flow out into my container. Hope this helps.
A: Yes, please disconnect the power, and release all pressure from the compressor system, before working with the tank drain.