Shop Air At Last!
Well, these past couple of days I've been spending some time setting up my Sears portable compressor that has been used mainly for blowing out the sprinkler system each fall. It is located in the garage and needed to be brought to the top of the project list so that it will provide some "shop air" for my work shop. Seeing the compressor just sitting there, seldom used, I decided to make better use of it.
Installed a 1/4" air line, some compressor fittings (T, ball valve shut-offs, quick disconnects), & routed it through the garage wall to the shop. Also installed a new 20amp circuit to add a couple of 4-plex receptacles for shop equipment (DP, Jointer, BS, pending TS, combo belt/disc sander, router), a 2-plex receptacle for the compressor & a hard wired switch in the shop to turn the compressor on/off from the shop when needed.
Haven't finished it yet, but expect to do so tomorrow. Then I have to test for a leak(s) somewhere on the compressor as it surprisingly doesn't hold pressure overnight. Since I can hear the leak, I'll be painting some dish soap on the fittings to see if it shows itself. Once done, it'll be nice having better use of the compressor.
Thoughts entering one's mind need not exit one's mouth!
As I age my memory fades .... and that's a load off my mind!
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