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#1 trowel OFFLINE  

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Posted October 01, 2014 - 04:44 PM

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Belt guard, attachment tool box and paint needed to finish it.

 

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Turned into a ''flower_burrow''.

 

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Works great, easy to move around,

 

Thanks Daniel for advising two wheels instead of one.

 

 

 

 


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Posted October 01, 2014 - 04:51 PM

Looking great there!  As far as my suggestion....just a natural thing.  When I was younger, one wheel of a motorcycle seemed plenty, and wheel barrows seemed just fine.  After the years accumulated, anything I'm operating needs at least 2 wheels!  :smilewink:


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Posted October 01, 2014 - 05:53 PM

Very clever on both.


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Posted October 01, 2014 - 07:05 PM

Took me a moment to find the tank lol. Clever use of space,I agree on the two wheels also. Great job.
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Posted October 01, 2014 - 07:53 PM

   You are a bad influence!!!!  Kristina (my wife) was looking over my shoulder at this and now has her eye on my compressor out back, I need to change the locks on the garage now :mad2: :mad2:.  Very nice!!!  how big is that engine?  Looks like it ought to pump some air.


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Posted October 01, 2014 - 08:16 PM

attachicon.gifair_compressor.jpg
 
Belt guard, attachment tool box and paint needed to finish it.
 
attachicon.gifair_compressor1.jpg
attachicon.gifair_compressor2.jpg
 
Turned into a ''flower_burrow''.
 
attachicon.gifair_compressor3.jpg
 
Works great, easy to move around,
 
Thanks Daniel for advising two wheels instead of one.

Nice work, on both!
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Posted October 02, 2014 - 05:42 PM

   You are a bad influence!!!!  Kristina (my wife) was looking over my shoulder at this and now has her eye on my compressor out back, I need to change the locks on the garage now :mad2: :mad2:.  Very nice!!!  how big is that engine?  Looks like it ought to pump some air.

Lol, oh boy, what have i done !! lol.

The engine is a Yanmar L-40AE, 3.8 hp at 3600 revs, i run it at 3200 rpm spining a 3 inch V-belt centrifugal clutch, has idle kick down valve for off load idling in witch the clutch disconnects from the pump, the pump is the cast iron Emglo KU series, 8 CFM at 125 psi.

 

Thanks guys for the kind replys, i hope to finish it before winter.


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Posted October 02, 2014 - 06:05 PM

I bought an old Emglo wheelbarrow style compressor a few years ago off of CL, was supposed to be a "1 job" keeper then resell.

Got it off of a retiring carpenter/painter. Had not been run in a few years, buried in his garage.

Well I got it home, did not take much at all to get that 5HP Briggs running as I remember I had to clean and set the points as it had no spark.... got it running to find pinholes in one of the tanks. so I cut the mounting base off the hotdog tanks, I went back to CL and found a Crapsman  "oil-less" compressor that the motor had died on,  that its PO was selling "just the tank" from, I welded the mounting base from the wheelbarrow style compressor onto that former oilless compressor tank and have been using it that way since...

I bought it because I got asked to paint a  barn; and thought that 2 of us could use that compressor and seperate air lines for the job. 

nope. barn enamel don't go thru an automotive spray gun that well.... so we went on to plan B  a big airless sprayer

 

I never thought to use the old tanks from that compressor for something like you did....


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Posted October 02, 2014 - 08:07 PM

   Funny about this, must be the season for air comp.  I am working on our garage comp at the moment, repairing a hack job repair from the previous owner and then a  repower, still looking for a good 3hp or so engine to run the comp. going to a show this weekend and next is the big auction, if I don't find one there I am going to harbor freight and get one off their cheapo engines for it.  That is If I can keep the wife away from my tanks.






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