Air Compressor help please
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  Re: Air Compressor help please by Wipedout ([color=#333333][size...)
Is it leaking at the glass or threads?

Most likely a gasket or O-ring. The threads are probably poorly done as well.

Stick a socket wrench on it and try and tighten it- work it back and forth a few times to try and get it to seat.

You're gonna have to remove it to find out what type of seal it is. Once removed, you might be able to temporarily match it up with a bolt or npt plug while you wait for the part.

If the glass is leaking, that looks like a non-reparable compressed glass seal and you'll need a new one.
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  Re: Air Compressor help please by Wipedout ([color=#333333][size...)
I tried tightening. I think it’s the glass
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  Re: Air Compressor help please by Wipedout ([color=#333333][size...)
jacks small engine repair has em in stock. ive used jacks for parts for quite a few years. never disappointed.

https://www.jackssmallengines.com/jacks-...r/vt470000

looks like ya want part# Part#: TF050102AJ
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  Re: RE: Air Compressor help please by Roly ([quote='TDKPE' pid='...)
(07-25-2019, 09:25 PM)Roly Wrote: The same question was posted in off topic and Stwood had the same answer.   Sounds like the best way to go about it.   Agree with both of you.   Roly

Cool

Oh, and to the OP - if you decide to tilt it to remove the sight glass, I'd strongly recommend rigging a support system from the ceiling, or using an engine hoist, as a backup so it doesn't get away from you. Just in case.
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  Re: Air Compressor help please by Wipedout ([color=#333333][size...)
thanks all

and it appears to be leaking from the glass - I've tightened but I believe it's the metal to glass seal
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  Re: RE: Air Compressor help please by TDKPE ([quote='Roly' pid='7...)
(07-26-2019, 07:44 AM)TDKPE Wrote: Cool

Oh, and to the OP - if you decide to tilt it to remove the sight glass, I'd strongly recommend rigging a support system from the ceiling, or using an engine hoist, as a backup so it doesn't get away from you.  Just in case.

Hey, can I borrow that suggestion and post it in the other thread???........ Winkgrin 


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  Re: RE: Air Compressor help please by Stwood_ ([quote='TDKPE' pid='...)
(07-26-2019, 10:29 AM)Stwood_ Wrote: Hey, can I borrow that suggestion and post it in the other thread???........ Winkgrin 


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Hmmm - those raised eyebrows look familiar.   Raised Raised Raised
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  Re: RE: Air Compressor help please by TDKPE ([quote='Stwood_' pid...)
(07-26-2019, 10:44 AM)TDKPE Wrote: Hmmm - those raised eyebrows look familiar.   Raised Raised Raised

Must be plentiful around here. Dime a dozen?? 

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  Re: RE: Air Compressor help please by Stwood_ ([quote='TDKPE' pid='...)
(07-26-2019, 10:57 AM)Stwood_ Wrote: Must be plentiful around here. Dime a dozen?? 

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Or many millions of dollars for one. 

   

I can do that, too -  Raised - but nobody is going to pay me or make me famous for it.  I guess because it's already been done.   

Wondering where the OP is on that sight glass.
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  Re: RE: Air Compressor help please by TDKPE ([quote='Stwood_' pid...)
(07-26-2019, 11:04 AM)TDKPE Wrote: Wondering where the OP is on that sight glass.

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