Some times it takes some of us longer than others to see the light. My compresser is up over head in my garage to save on floor space. I have a cieling pannel that I can remove, so as to get to my compresser for maintanence. I went up there to drain any condensation from the air tank. But the drain valve was frozen in a closed position. Tryed to remove it with no sucsess. I finally drilled it out and put a piece of air hose on it and ran it down to where I can reach it from the floor. Now its a simple matter to just hold a can under the shut off and drain the tank. I may later add more hose to bring it closer to the floor and then just leave a pail under it. This time I used a Ball type valve ,so less chance of any problems.