|SAF-AIR Products, Inc. has taken its very dependable fuel drain valve and added a new feature – it locks in the open position! This valve makes the operation of the pre-flight check for contamination and water in the fuel system very easy. This valve is so unique that SAF-AIR Products, Inc. received a United States patent on its design. Models 1250 & 1250H are popular choices to install on gascolators. FAA & TSO-C76 APPROVED.|
I recently had to drain my 15 gallon wing tank through a 1/8 NPT drain valve that had to be held open. If done by hand the fuel would have run up my arm, so I held a short length of rubber tubing in a wrench and levered it over the edge of a funnel into 2-1/2 gal. fuel can. This worked, but it took 3 hours of holding the wrench to drain the tank. The Saf-Air 1250 will solve this problem in the future, as it can be locked open. The products (2) arrived quickly, intact, and will be installed soon.