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Project by Owlcroft posted 05-16-2019 05:10 PM 1072 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a small shop and space is a premium. I need to periodically drain my compressor. The drain is close to the ground so the only way was to roll it out from a tight spot; reach under a very limited gap and open the drain. Before I opened the drain I had to have paper towels handy to as quickly as possible put them under the drain to capture as much of the water as possible. There had to be a better way.

My solution was the simple stand you see above. It raised the air compressor 6 inches permanently. I then placed a plastic trey under the drain so when I opened it all the water and crap was captured. The six inches was more than enough to make it easy to reach open the drain comfortably. Problem solved.

The stand is made of 3/4” plywood scrap from other projects. It was put together using Kreg Pocket Hole Jig. Took less than an hour to build. Then 2 coats of Minwax Polycrylic. I let it sit overnight to cure.

Wayne

-- Owlcroft





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pottz

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#1 posted 05-16-2019 07:36 PM

great idea i have the same issue thats why i only drain mine once a year if im lucky-lol.im gonna”borrow” this for sure.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 05-16-2019 11:29 PM

Stellar job on the building of the compressor stand. I think we all have this problem with our compressors…..too low to the floor to reach the drain plug or valve. My bad back won’t let me get down to drain it that often. Good solution.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#3 posted 05-17-2019 05:44 AM

I changed the drain plug on mine with a 90 degree fitting and extended the drain out from underneath the compressor and added another open/close valve. Then added a flex hose through the wall. Now I just open the valve and it blows any moisture outside. Much more convenient for me.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself" Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does

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pottz

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#4 posted 05-18-2019 12:21 AM



I changed the drain plug on mine with a 90 degree fitting and extended the drain out from underneath the compressor and added another open/close valve. Then added a flex hose through the wall. Now I just open the valve and it blows any moisture outside. Much more convenient for me.

- Greg the Cajun Wood Artist


I like your soloution better but it wont work in my situation.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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