Today I stopped by the metal recyclers. Something I do whenever I'm in the area. Today I spied a 60 gallon air tank from an upright air compressor.
I gave $50 for it, and we loaded it up in the back of my truck.
I've seen several members builds, and that sparked my interest to do the same.
If anyone has any pointers, ideas, anything to lead me in the right direction, I'll be taking notes
The tank is approximately 22" x 48"
I have a roller assembly with three rollers in parallel, 36" long. After I cut everything off and get it cleaned up, I'll lay the tank on the rollers and spin it to find center top and bottom.
The bottom drain cap will get sealed and the small valve removed and welded shut. The top where it fed in from the pump, I'll put a threaded plug. The large hole on the top, I'll find a plug for that as well. I was thinking of making it easy, by welding a short piece of pipe, center, top and bottom. The maybe another piece of pipe that slips over that, welded to a piece of plate, as the bearings. Then build the frame work. Pillow Block Bearings would be ideal. I might go that route instead. I'm thinking about adding a tray so it spans from bearing to bearing, as a later option to add more weight.