Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Garage - Tools> How to move an air compressor
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: How to move an air compressor Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
03-22-2012 06:35 AM
OneMoreTime Moved my new compressor into place with my engine hoist..worked just fine and would do it again..even got it off the truck that way..

Sam
03-22-2012 04:11 AM
emwolb
moving a compressor is easy.

i have a vertical 80 gallon quincy compressor with the motor and pump on the top. i wanted to move it to another place in my shop, about 60 feet away. i got some wood pallets and used my floor jack to raise the compressor enough to put some wood, 2x6's etc, stacked high enough to level out the compressor enough to where i could jack from the other side. walking it uphill was easy for me, but i had access to several good strong wood pallets, and lots of scrap 2x6 and 2x4 cutoff pieces of wood. just block as you go, and you can even get it high enough to load into the back of a pickup. be sure you have a couple of volunteers helping though. even slinging it with an engine hoist would have worked.
03-15-2012 07:44 AM
deadbodyman Try an engine hoist
03-13-2012 10:53 PM
MarkhamCornoit How can we move a heavily weighted air compressor ? I have a 60 gallon air compressor and I just want to change it's place. Please give me some solution for this.
03-03-2012 01:13 AM
RichardRonnie This thread contains nice information that helps to know that, how can we move an air compressor. Thanks!
02-16-2012 06:36 AM
unix
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbs10
just truned it on ran fine till 50 lb stutt off agin i removeed the line from the side and it will run fine but when i punt it back on it will not run ??
Sounds like the pressure switch was screwed up, compressure sutting down cause it thinks it is up to pressure, I'd start with that.
02-16-2012 06:27 AM
deadbodyman I have a 3' x4" dolly made from 1/4' angle iron with 6" iron casters I use my engine hoist to lift the compressor and set it on the dolly ,use vice grip clampe to clamp the legs to the dolly then move it where ever I need it..Piece of cake...with a smaller one like the lumber stores sell .a simple movers dolly should work but be sure to clamp the legs to the dolly so it wont tip over
02-08-2012 10:59 AM
jbs10 just truned it on ran fine till 50 lb stutt off agin i removeed the line from the side and it will run fine but when i punt it back on it will not run ??
02-08-2012 10:18 AM
jbs10 it will run till it get to about 50 lb then slow down i trunerd it off it was acking like the pump was loked up it was not truning but the motor was trying to trun it and just humming so i truned off fast to try and save the motor when truned ti back it trun the the pump maybe 2 times the ack like it was locking up.....????
02-08-2012 10:09 AM
stich626 I moved mine, with a 2 wheel dolly,, just strap it to the 2 wheeler..
02-08-2012 09:58 AM
unix Before you just start taking stuff a part you should figure out what it is doing, runs for a min what dose that mean? locks up after a min, stops as if it thinks the tank is full,does it have an pressure gage is it telling you any pressure has started to build, will it turn right back on?

Just taking stuff a part without knowing why is a recipe for disaster.
02-07-2012 10:24 PM
jbs10 i did this too my air compressor layed it down to move it got in a rush and now it will only run for a min and shutt off how can i fix it just drain the oil or do i need to take the pump a part..??
06-20-2009 09:53 AM
oldred
Quote:
Originally Posted by bondo
Ayuh,... Boy O Boy,... You guys are really Over complicating this,...

Just DRAIN the Oil out of the pump,... Move it,... Refill it,.. Turn it On....

It's probably overdue for an Oil Change anyways....


That was already suggested but as I pointed out, and I have seen this done many times, laying a compressor on it's side is usually not as simple as draining the oil then tipping it over. There are relatively fragile items sticking out all over the place, switch, pop-off valve, belt cover, etc and if you are not very careful these will be damaged when laying it down. Add to that the tendency to roll (the tank is round right?) and the problem compounds itself. No one said this should not be done or that it would be hard to do we just warned of the often overlooked hazards that sometimes result in damage to the compressor. I sold compressors, compressor parts and did compressor repair for several years and I know for a fact that laying a compressor on it's side can all to often cause damage, I have seen the results. Obviously this does NOT need to be a problem it is just that the hazards are usually not obvious to someone who has never had the need to move a compressor before, simple enough to do but being aware of what could happen before it does can save a lot of trouble!
06-20-2009 06:22 AM
bondo
Quote:
If all else fails, I had considered the option of disconnecting the pump prior to moving it but I was hoping to avoid that.
Ayuh,... Boy O Boy,... You guys are really Over complicating this,...

Just DRAIN the Oil out of the pump,... Move it,... Refill it,.. Turn it On....

It's probably overdue for an Oil Change anyways....
06-10-2009 06:33 AM
jfw432 Well if I can roll it onto a trailer with a hand truck, I'll try that first. If all else fails, I had considered the option of disconnecting the pump prior to moving it but I was hoping to avoid that.

I figure it'll be a couple weeks before I turn it on after moving anyway since I'll need to wire up an outlet first. Thanks for the help.
This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.