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Old 09-17-2006, 06:19 PM
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anyone use tires for compressor mounting pads?

One day in the near future I'd like to get the compressor off of the shipping pallet & mounted to the floor. I have an old tire that I could cut up & use as anti vibration pads but was wondering if this would work or should I get the storebought ones?

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get the storebought or some thick rubber.
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Old 09-17-2006, 06:33 PM
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It is a pain to cut up a tire. I use my metal cutting bandsaw and it is still a beeyatch. If you have steel belted tires those are next to impossible to cut up.

I'd do like matt says and buy some.
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Ya, steel belted tires are a pita but non steel or bias ply ain't too bad using a skill saw with a carbide tip blade.
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Old 09-17-2006, 07:04 PM
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One day in the near future I'd like to get the compressor off of the shipping pallet & mounted to the floor. I have an old tire that I could cut up & use as anti vibration pads but was wondering if this would work or should I get the storebought ones?

Thanks,
Steve
My tank is still bolted to the shipping pallet, too.

Don't know about using a tire for compressor mounting, but that's what was used by GM for my Olds' body: "The body is securely mounted on the chassis, tire carcass shims separating the body from the frame." Those worked well for 57 years. They appear to be from the sidewall. Your compressor probably won't have to withstand travelling down roads of various states of paved and unpaved, so pieces of an old tire should hold up well.

I've had good luck cutting up tires with my sawzall and a fine toothed blade (14 tpi and up). Dip it in a brake fluid + water solution often and keep the foot close to or against the tire.
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I thought of the same thing til one day while walking through a parking lot and came across a mud flap (gaurd) from a tractor trailer. Cut to size and doubled it. Been working fine so far.
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I thought of the same thing til one day while walking through a parking lot and came across a mud flap (gaurd) from a tractor trailer. Cut to size and doubled it. Been working fine so far.
Probably could get all you want at a truck service center too....
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I haven't had a chance yet, since I just bought my compressor in 1986. I will take it off the shipping pallet one day. I had some pieces of tire, that I had cut to put under the pallet. They did quiet it down some, even though it was not bolted to the ground. They aren't under it anymore, simply because they are a PIA to put back in after moving it.

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I left my vertical compressor on the neat wood pallet it came on. Perfect fit, 100% vibration insulation, no $$.
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This is a like new tire with about 1000 miles on it before something went thru the sidewall. Will check the stores in the area & get prices, if too high might try this first & if it doesn't work and I have to buy them anyway all I'm out is a little time. Would it be better to take it off the pallet and bolt the mounting boards to the floor or to remove the wood completely? ( either way it will be on rubber pads)
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I personally have gotten used to mine being on a pallet. I was afraid that it would work the bolts loose if I tried bolting it straight to the floor. Also, as soon as I did that, it would go out, and the replacement wouldn't use the same holes.

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I used the rubber bushing from a shock and 3/8" anchors into the concrete.
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air compressor pads

How about insulators used oc FWD cars that hold the engine cradle to the frame. They are beefy and cheap.

To be honest mine is still on 2x4s from 1974.

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Mine is just sitting on 1/4" rubber pads and I never bolted it to the floor.
So far it hasn't moved at all. It's a 60 gallon upright (Eaton).
I would like to have some thicker pads, it's right beside my bench,
but when it's running I can see my paint mixing all by itself!!!
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bolts

my friend has broke the welds on the tank to feet on two compressors from bolting them down. that is with rubber under the feet. the wood skid is the way to go. just be sure to flex pipe the compressor to the hard lines in your shop. good luck
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