Here are a few mini-projects that I spent way too much time thinking about:
I got tired of trying to drain the compressor and it had been awhile since it was done. To keep the rusty water from staining the garage floor, I took it outside on the front lawn. When I opened the drain, nothing happened. I powered on the compressor to give it a little push and it finally opened up…at 120 psi! It made a crater in the lawn and coated the bottom of the tank.
After a trip to Ed Young’s for some hardware and an old water bottle, the compressor now has a catch-tank. Now, a quick open of the valve and any condensation is sprayed into the bottle.
Take one garage sale find; a tiger maple drafting brush and some rubber pond liner and now the brush can hang on the wall and didn’t require a hole in the handle.</>
Take some aluminum screen, the metal shipping crate from a table saw, some leftover Ipe and a few lengths of Hardie siding and now the generator has a stylish house to stay out of the weather. It just happens to be the same height as the grill and a couple of wheels makes it mobile…