Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 11-01-2001, 07:29 PM
Green Care's Avatar
Green Care Green Care is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Maryland
Posts: 530
Air tank . From auto supply store.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-01-2001, 08:42 PM
awm awm is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: stanfield nc
Posts: 3,354
air tank, plugs and tools for them,impact wrench that works off
cigerette lighter . i also have a jump starter that i find all kind of uses for.course u need a good jack.
__________________
aw marks
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-01-2001, 09:06 PM
Runner's Avatar
Runner Runner is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Flint, Michigan
Posts: 13,494
Air tank, priceless. My brother made one from a propane tank, like the ones on campers, and just put his own gauge and valve hose on it. I guess THAT'S being resourceful!
__________________
Joe

Thank you, Dad - for always being the dad that you were. You truly are my hero. You always were.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-01-2001, 09:10 PM
a1 lawncare a1 lawncare is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: N.E. Alabama
Posts: 153
yes, yes, and yes

carry slime, the portable air tanks, plugs, and get a small 12 comp. i've used all in the same day, they pay for themselves very quick.


keith
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-01-2001, 09:54 PM
scottt scottt is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 269
I carry a 12 volt compressor and a 7 gallon air tank with me all the time. They were about $25 a piece at walmart. The time they save the first time or two you use them pays for itself.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11-02-2001, 12:17 AM
GreenQuest Lawn's Avatar
GreenQuest Lawn GreenQuest Lawn is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Muskegon, MI
Posts: 846
I think my air tank is 5gal, bought it at a building supply(Menards) for $19 on sale. I also carry tire plugs. Have fixed tires on the truck, trailer, and mowers.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 11-02-2001, 01:39 PM
GLS GLS is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Moline, IL
Posts: 1,133
On my Craftsman 6hp 150psi 30g air compressor, it says not to keep air in it for more than a day. I was thinking of getting a portable tank, but do you have to drain that all the time too? I don't want to have to fill it everyday. Also, what is the reason for draining it everyday, would it blow up!?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11-02-2001, 04:44 PM
racerdave racerdave is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Somewhere over the Rainbow
Posts: 260
BryanO,
You should open the petcock valve under the tank to drain condensate from the tank. If you don't it will rust thru or weaken the tank to a point that it can expode.(pressurized air is an explosive force)

As far as portable air tanks, they should be ok. Just be sure to use a tank designed for this purpose. I remember a couple years ago that someone was killed in my area by filling an old freon tank with air.

You really should look for an ASME stamp on the tank you use.

For you guys that do blow downs, I recommend using a pressure regulator and run the air pressure at no more than 20 psi. The older pvc piping that has been exposed to the weather and sun light becomes brittle and can explode if breaks under a compressed pressure. Remember water pressure and air pressure are two completely different animals

David
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 11-02-2001, 11:54 PM
DanG DanG is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Upstate,New York
Posts: 234
I carry a tank plus a compressor. I also carry tire plugs & slime.
I also have a power inverter that i bought at Sams Club (less than $100)that is in the tool box in back. I use that to run my
4 1/2" grinder to sharpen blades and to run the compressor.

Dan G.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11-03-2001, 07:23 PM
GLS GLS is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Moline, IL
Posts: 1,133
You can run a compressor off that invertor!? The most I can run off mine is a laptop and battery charger before blowin the fuse on the vehicle (not inverter).
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:55 AM.

Page generated in 0.10016 seconds with 7 queries