Now that was lucky!
We head to the local store where we bought the air compressor, thinking the whole time that the chances of the store having a replacement drain valve in stock is a long shot. Well, luck was on our side. They not only had the same drain valve we needed but a variety of other valves that would have worked just as well. Phew! Back to the upholstery studio to make our simple repair.
In the course of replacing the valve, we laid the air compressor on it’s back leaning onto our short upholstery workhorse.
I use a wrench to loosen the old drain valve, remove it, and screw in the new one. Job well done! We stand the air compressor upright and plug the power cord in. Great, no more leak at the drain valve. We move the air compressor back inside, hook up the air hoses and begin to work on our upholstered chair project as the tank continues to fill.