|10-28-2009 11:33 AM|
|daoldbuick||If you leave it on the pallet you could have water cleanup issues when you drain the condensation out of the bottom of the tank.|
|10-28-2009 08:42 AM|
|sqzbox||Improvise, adapt, and over come! It's all mind over matter! You might even come up with an idea for the home made garage tool's that work forum.|
|10-28-2009 07:12 AM|
|10-28-2009 07:10 AM|
We had to get mine off of the truck as well so my neighbor and I built "forklift" using some steel tubing I had and the bucket on his tractor. Set it on the driveway and then picked it up with the hoist.
|10-22-2009 06:29 PM|
|sqzbox||Now that was a good driver!|
|10-22-2009 06:26 PM|
I ordered an IR 60 gal, 2 stage compressor and requested tail gate service. It was delivered by Conway Freight. He had a pallet jack on the truck since he needed one to get the compressor to the lift gate. The driver cheerfully asked where I wanted it. I pointed to the left, rear corner of the garage and that's where he put it.
Then I used my engine hoist to lift it off the pallet and on to some vibration mounting pads I had anchored into the concrete floor. My compressor now sits discreetly in the corner of my garage and is pleasantly quiet.
|10-22-2009 04:01 PM|
|sqzbox||No on the tip's! A good truck driver would do it for nothing. I've never taken any money from anyone I've ever delivered to. Not that it's never been offered, but it's just not right!!|
|10-22-2009 01:56 PM|
|metalmeltr||Don't take it off of the pallet. This way you have the wood for vibrayion dampening and your slab wont endure vibration though th whole thing because of the compressor being bolted to the floor. Also if you move it will be much easier to transport if it is on the pallet.|
|10-22-2009 01:12 PM|
Got her in the garage...
Thanks for the suggestion using the pipe rollers. I needed to pick up some 3/4 pipe for the air piping system, so I got five pieces of 36" long black pipe from Home Depot and was able to roll it in using the pallet as a base. The 36" long pieces ended up being smaller than the pallet, but it worked....if I had to do it again, I would have gotten the next size up. It is a vertical compressor and it barely cleared the garage opening, so anything bigger than 3/4 inch diameter would have hit the opening.
I had help, but I could have moved it myself - only would have taken longer...and the top heavy thing made it kinda wobbly.
The real problem, as stated in an earlier post, is getting it off the pallet. Need to get the garage wiring installed, inspected, a new drop service, etc... so I have some time to figure that out.. but suggestions are welcome.
Different topic.. but are you supposed to tip the drivers? Perhaps thats why he left it in the middle of my driveway?
|10-21-2009 06:10 PM|
|sqzbox||That's terrible. And he took it? I would have done it for nothing but a nice guy!!|
|10-21-2009 06:07 PM|
most delivery trucks with lift gates keep a pallet jack on board give the driver a couple of bucks to help you get it into garage has worked for me in the past!!
|10-21-2009 08:38 AM|
|10-21-2009 07:59 AM|
|sqzbox||What people don't realize is moving it in the garage is the easy part. Getting it off the pallet is the hard part!|
|10-21-2009 06:42 AM|
|10-21-2009 05:59 AM|
You know, It must have been a union truck driver. They won't go any farther than the tailgate of their trailer. How did you get it off the truck?
If you can't borrow a pallet jack, they rent them at your local equipment rental.
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