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  1. #1
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    threads on oil drain

    What is the best thing to put on the threads for the oil drain plug and fill plug on a compressor?

  2. #2
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    567 Loctite.
    Your poor planning does not constitute an emergency on my part!!!!

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    oil

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    they won't leak with just oil?

  5. #5
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    I'll go for the 567, that stuff is magic in a tube.

    I would think just oil should work too though, 99% of the job of a pipe dope, pipe tape or anything else is just to lube the threads...
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  6. #6
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    A service valve with teflon tape works for me.

    AB and POE oil seems to have an easier time making a leak thru thread sealant goop then mineral oil did.

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    Teflon tape, are you serious? May as well use the blue goo leak lock.
    Quote Originally Posted by bob_scheel View Post
    A service valve with teflon tape works for me.

    AB and POE oil seems to have an easier time making a leak thru thread sealant goop then mineral oil did.
    Your poor planning does not constitute an emergency on my part!!!!

  8. #8
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    Locktit or Oil both are acceptable an work on the compressors we service.

  9. #9
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    drain plug

    You should only have to use oil, plugs should have an gasket or rubber rings to seal, or at least all the ones I have seen. Oh by the way torque it to the manufacture torque specs, if your gasket or ruber rings is damaged get a new plug.

    help the next guy ou unless your married to the unit.

  10. #10
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    Wink

    Teflon tape has always worked for me.
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  11. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by absrbrtek View Post
    Teflon tape, are you serious? May as well use the blue goo leak lock.
    the blue goo? that only seems to work well on ridgid electrical pipe. keeps the photons contained.

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