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    Build Your Own Compressor? Need a Tank?

    Found this air tank on eBay...

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    I'd have trouble fitting it in the shop, but for some guys, it'd be be bigger than the shop itself.
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    Wow,that would work good for me.

    I was talking to a guy that installs windmills, but here is the thing, he uses them to power an air compressor. He claims that is a better use for them. Here on this hill I could use a windmill like that as well, but with a huge storage capacity. I doubt that old railroad car could withstand 150psi of air pressure though...it would likely blow up at 25 pounds at that capacity
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    The tag on the tank (second pic) claims 100psi, but it sure would be ugly seeing something that size go kaboom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    The tag on the tank (second pic) claims 100psi, but it sure would be ugly seeing something that size go kaboom.
    But, you'd only have to charge it twice per year!
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    I want to see the compressor!!
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    The compressors we serviced on the railroad were not all that big, about the size of a dog house. They did not turn very many rpm's, but the 2 stage system pumped up a train in pretty short order.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    Ha! That's got more square footage than my shop!

    Wes

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