Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Become a founding member: 500+ tool plans, full site access, and more.

User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Portable Air Tank

  1. #1
    Supporting Member astroracer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Byron, Michigan
    Posts
    297
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 509 Times in 163 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    astroracer's Tools

    Portable Air Tank

    I picked up this cheap pancake air compressor at Sears 5 or 6 years ago. The little compressor finally took a dump so I turned the tank into a portable one and saved the motor. The motor still works, just doesn't compress air anymore.

    I made this adapter from two quick disconnect fittings so I can fill the tank right from my air hose.

    I just plug the fittings together and crack the ball valve on the hose until the little tank has about 90 PSI in it.

    Turn off the valve and unplug the fitting from the tank. It fills pretty quick. It's only 3 gallons...
    Mark

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to astroracer For This Useful Post:

    Jon (08-30-2016), Paul Jones (09-01-2016)

  3. #2
    Content Editor
    Supporting Member
    DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,090
    Thanks
    569
    Thanked 1,365 Times in 1,231 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    Thanks astroracer! We've added your Portable Air Tank to our Air Compressors category,
    as well as to your builder page: astroracer's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




  4. #3

    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Damn! NICE Connection Idea, THX !

  5. #4
    Supporting Member astroracer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Byron, Michigan
    Posts
    297
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 509 Times in 163 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    astroracer's Tools
    Thanks! I've already used this thing a couple of times. I am going to re-do the QD fitting. I am going to put a 90 degree elbow in place of the adapter fitting so I can put the original handle back on. Right no it will block access to the fitting when screwed back on.


    Post your reply!
    Join 42,532 of us and get 500+ tool plans, tool eBooks, build guides, and much more.



    eBooks for Supporters

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •