-> My air line revamping includes running a drain from the lowest end
-> through the wall, with heat tape to prevent freezing.
Today it was 75F, as opposed to snow last Saturday. I spent all day
cleaning up out in the shop and the shed. I finally changed the oil in
Campbell-Hausfeld recommends special Campbell-Hausfeld compressor oil,
one or two other compressor oils, or Mobil 1 synthetic. When I got the
compressor a couple of years ago I filled it with Mobil 1. It came out
pretty black and nasty, despite having probably less than ten hours on
the compressor. Should have changed it long ago, I guess.
CH uses a 1/4 NPT fill plug and a 1/8 NPT drain, positioned perfectly
to drain oil all down the compressor. I managed to catch most of it in
a plastic container. Next week I'll look for a 1/8x1 nipple, an elbow,
and a petcock. That will space it out enough to drain it into a coffee
Since I was on a roll I moved some transmissions out of the way and
looked underneath for the drain plug. Voila! It has what looks like a
radiator petcock on the bottom. Unfortunately it's very stiff to move
and wouldn't open all the way. I'll work on it some more tomorrow.
can you help me...help me get out of this place?...slow sedation...
ain't my style, ain't my pace...giving me a number...NINE, SEVEN, EIGHT
==5.0 RX7 -> Tyrannosaurus RX! == SAE '82 == Denizens of Doom M/C '92==