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    Going Up.........?

    Well, I guess this fits in this forum....

    I'm always stuck for space, and every little bit extra I can squeeze out of the Dungeon is a good thing.

    My compressor has sat in the NE corner of my shop, one of of the concrete table tops I have in all 4 corners of my Dungeon (they are the tops of the L-O-N-G concrete fingers that go deep into the ground keeping the building in place). Well there is a fair bit of space above the compressor, so last night I made it levitate a bit............

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    This is what it looked like before (with all the usual stuff that seems to end up on any flat surface removed )

    and this is how it looks now.........

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    The boxes are all good and solid, and they will be anchored into the concrete (later today, as I did this starting about 1 AM, so hammer drilling into the concrete was NOT going to happen at that time )

    I've still got to plumb the drain again, I need to rethink that a bit, but all in all I'm rather pleased with it.

    I know some of you guys are not hurting for space, but I sometimes think of my self as a submariner, in that my space is very limited, and I have to use it the best way I can, this freed up some very useful space!

    Cheers!
    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 08-31-2007 at 09:09 AM.
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    Looks like it should give you a bit more flat surface to pile stuff up on!

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    Higher! Higher!
    You could fit some nice sort of a storage cabinet under there with drawers and everything....
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    I like the imaginary outlet you have drawn on the wall there under the compressor....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    I like the imaginary outlet you have drawn on the wall there under the compressor....
    They have vastly different electrical codes in Japan than we do here in the States. They use the imaginary outlets to lessen the chance of electric shock in the event of an earthquake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    They have vastly different electrical codes in Japan than we do here in the States. They use the imaginary outlets to lessen the chance of electric shock in the event of an earthquake.
    In my new 'garage/shop', I have very few outlets. Lot's of extension cords. I might just start drawing some of those on the walls to see how the work...
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    Yuk Yuk Yuk, you guys are SOOOOO funny.....

    OK, OK, I never ended up doing all the wiring I wanted to do, I really should have, I'm stuck for outlets.

    Nice thing about the Sharpie outlets is they are cheap and easy to install, and MUCH safer than any GFI outlet

    I wish I could have gone higher, but from there, I can still reach everything without a ladder.

    Cheers!
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    Even though I have a very large space I understand Stu. I am very careful with my space and I always looking to make it better/more usable. The compressor always seemed to take up a lot of space and I have been looking for a better home for it too.

    I discovered something by accident that might be useful to someone else here. I have a small compressor similar to yours. It's on wheels and likes to walk around the shop till it hits something. I had it under the electrical panels since that was useless space. Then I installed the RPC and had to put the idler motor there. Well the compressor had to move and there is gas line close by. Didn't want it get against it and of course that is where it wanted to walk too.

    I installed a piece of the puzzle matting under the RPC to quieten it up and then decided to try that on the compressor. No more walking! It stays in place now and the cure was dirt cheap. And now I don't hear the compressor running up stairs anymore either.
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    You know, it is funny, the compressor is quieter now for me, I guess the "pumping" part of it, is up higher, and out of the direct line of sight, or line of sound.
    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 08-31-2007 at 02:04 PM.
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    Say Stu...

    I like to think outside the box a bit. Wouldn't you gain more useful space if you sold that compressor and replaced it with a vertical tank unit? The kind with the compressor on top.

    (I know, easier said than done.)

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