I have a Blue Hawk model 0300812 air compressor purchased several years ago from Lowe's. Sometimes, but not always, I get air leaking from here:
It doesn't leak from around the threads, as one might imagine, but instead through what seems to be a pin-hole in the cap of the screw. This is an intermittent leak. When it leaks, it will leak constantly for several months, but then it will go for months without leaking at all.
According to the documentation I found that seems to be part #8, the Check Valve. It's definitely not #10 the Relief Valve.
- Have I identified this part correctly?
- Can I simply pull what appears to be a nut out of the top of the check valve and replace it with one from the parts bin?
- If I have to replace the whole check valve, is this a fairly standard compressor part, or do I have to find one specifically for this model or at least Blue Hawk brand?