Hey everyone, quick question. I was trying to plumb by unloader hose to my buffer tank but the bottom fitting seems to have a thread lock or some type of liquid weld hodling it in place. Is there any other way you can reccomend that I can plug that off since I cannot get the fitting off?
Why not just do away with the hose completely and install a brass plug at the supply tee?
Try and look at the bottom of the unloader and make sure that plug can actually be removed and isn’t just part of the unloader. If it’s an actual plug it can be removed. I wouldn’t use heat. There are o-rings inside the unloader that could melt. I would take the whole unloader off of the pump and put it in a vice. You don’t want to go pounding on it and breaking off the fitting where it goes into the pump. You can then take a wrench and tap it with a hammer. I would also order an unloader block and whip line and mount it remotely. When the unloader is mounted on the pump it’s just added weight that could eventually cause the fitting to snap off.
Remove that entire tee and nipple assembly, and replace your inlet with a ‘king nipple’. It’s a barbed fitting with 1/2” mpt x 1” barb (or whatever size suction hose you’ll be using to feed your machine)
Thanks for the advice, here is a picture of it finished. I fitted it with a 1" barb, I figured it will give better water flow rather than stepping down to a smaller hose fitting. Let me know what you think. Thanks!