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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
aminga
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Originally Posted by 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.
Some 1" thick rubber pads under the feet will work much better than the pallet. Some places sell them but if your near a grain elevator or something similar you can find old belt material to make your own.
10-28-2009 07:10 AM
aminga
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Originally Posted by 302 Z28
If it's a vertical compressor be very careful, they tip over if you breath on them a little to heavy. I used my engine hoist to move my vertical compressor into place.

Vince
Same here.

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
Nim-Rod 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
Delacy789
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.

Thanks!

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
michael cook
compressor

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
OLNOLAN
Ditto

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Originally Posted by 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!
Hey All, Thats the same thing I was thinking. Pipe rollers will move alot of weight. Pinch bar or crowbar with leverage blocks to get the rollers under. Bigger the pipe, easier to roll, have never used more than 2" pipe to move heavy switchgear and such, at a ton or better. Tricky part is getting it off the pallet, especially if its an vertical compressor. Gotta have a buddy or two regardless. Case of beer will make it happen, no beer till its in place. olnolan
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
hoffmandirt
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Originally Posted by sqzbox
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.
I just ordered a compressor. When the freight company calls to schedule the delivery, I am going to ask for a truck with a lift gate because I have no idea how I would get the air compressor off of the truck by my self. I haven't gotten the prices for this yet, but I'd imagine it would be cheaper than renting a fork lift. I'm going to give the pipe rolling method a shot to get it into my garage and if that doesn't work, I will try the engine lift. If neither of these ideas work, I'm calling my buddies.
10-21-2009 05:59 AM
sqzbox 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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