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Old 05-24-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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Default Anyone have a 60 gal upright compressor? How did you mount it?

Just got one for my garage. It says to bolt it to the concrete floor but I don't want to do that. Could I just leave it on the skid it came with? I read about people doing that.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:10 AM   #2
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That'll probably work. If not, build some outriggers for extra stability.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:10 AM   #3
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That'll probably work. If not, build some outriggers for extra stability.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:21 AM   #4
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I never bolted mine down nor did I leave it bolted to the pallet. Never had an issue. They aren't that tipsy. I put my 80gal vertical on wheels! That thing is twice as heavy as my old 60gal unit.
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:53 AM   #5
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Add a couple kickers from the pallet to the wall studs if you are worried about it. but it will be just fine on the pallet or on the floor
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:11 AM   #6
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on the two that I have installed it specifically says to not leave it on the pallet... So I would skip that...

I would at the very least support it to the wall with a chain or something...
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:53 AM   #7
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At the shop, it's on concrete blocks and strapped to some very solid bolts in the steel building's structural members... And not going anywhere anytime soon. Put it out of the way and far from where you're working if you can afford the hose routing, or the noise gets annoying after a while. Ours is in an attached (basically closet) outbuilding... Soundproofed...
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Leave it bolted to the pallet.
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We have one at the shop that we left on the pallet and tucked into the compressor closet.

I have one at home that I put on a few old mousepads and then strapped to the wall as it's tucked into a corner.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:10 AM   #10
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Why don't you want to bolt it to the floor?

Mine is done like that and it keeps it quiet and in place. 1 masonary bit on a regular drill and the cleated studs and maybe 1/2 hour of time.
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a couple hooks in a wall and a ratchet strap or tie down will keep it from falling over.
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I left mine on the shipping pallet and anchored it in the floor with a few Tapcons.
So If I ever remove the compressor, only a few small holes can be sealed easily.
I located the compressor in my basement and plumbed the airlines with copper into the garage. I added a water separator and have coiled line to help cool the pressurized air.
Putting it the basement was great. I don't hear the damn thing run and it's not that audible in the house.
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