Air Compressor On Wheels
My aching back . . .
The nail gun compressor, shown below, weighs approx. 68 lbs. Unfortunately it is not ergonomically designed and is a total bear to carry around the job site, yard, in and out of a house or long distances.
Winter time is usually the time I repair tools, update my shop, and maintain wood working machines. While waiting for last weeks New Years snow storms to finish, I decided to attached my compressor to a two wheeler to make it easier to move.
Compressor on wheels:
- The compressor is secured to a 3/4″ plywood base with rubber feet.
- The 3/4″ plywood is secured to the two wheeler with four stainless steel bolts.
- I chose stainless steel to provide protection from the elements and to avoid rusting bolts.
- This compressor unit sees outdoor use but does make it indoors as well. Rusty bolts might stain a rug or floor.
- I cut out the plywood at the drain cocks to avoid a knuckle scraper – The drain cocks are used to release the air and drain moisture from the tanks.
- An additional piece of 3/4″ plywood was added to the very bottom. Three rubber feet were secured to this plywood.
- The additional plywood and rubber feet make sure the stainless steel bolts do not come in contact with a finished floor.
Photo below shows stainless steel bots vs. floor clearance.
- I attached the quick hose connect to plywood on the rear handle of the two wheeler. I also made up a double connection so two nail guns can run at the same time.
- Compressor is bolted to plywood.
- Plywood bolted to two wheeler.
- Quick connections are secured to handle with u-bolts.
- Two wheeler $ 45.00,
- misc parts $ 10.00.
- Plywood was scrap.
- Final connection made.
- Hoses secured to handle with one way ties.
Easy to wheel around no more aching back — so much for a snow day!