Earlier this summer the motor on my air compressor died. This one I built from parts I bought from an industrial motor shop auction & some other places. The compressor was 3 horsepower & the nice thing about was it was on 80 gallon vertical tank. I started checking different places to find a replacement or parts to fix this one. I found an air compressor on EBay for $220 that is a 6 horsepower Craftsman. It would have cost me more to replace the motor on the old one so I bought it.
Now the question my original thought was to take the tank from the old compressor & plumb it to the new compressor to add more air storage. The new compressor does recover very fast even running a die grinder & most other air tools that I have. I do not have any sandblasting tools & really do not know at this point in time if I will ever try to do this. So do I use this old tank for extra air storage or another thought use it to make a large lawn roller. The old tank looks good inside but is 40 years old. To make the lawn roller some fitting on the sides would need to removed & filled. So I am trying to decide which is the best way to go & am looking for suggestions.