I built a cart to make moving the compressor between the basement and garage easier, but I usually end up just running a long hose from the basement

Sketchup Drawing
Sketchup Drawing

Here is the Sketchup drawing I made for the cart. My original goal was to only put in enough detail on the compressor and host real to provide a reference for building out the cart, but I was having fun and added more detail than necessary. (3/2019)

Compressor Cart
Compressor Cart

I mostly use the compressor in the basement, but I do occasionally need to take it upstairs for other work, such as working on equipment in the garage or doing home improvements. I mostly used materials on hand, including a length of the temporary hand rail I used to for the stairs heading up to the second floor.I picked up the hose reel at Menards. It does tend to walk when compressing so I added some rubber feet to the front. It still walks, so I occasionally need to push it back against the wall. (3/2019)

Oh Crap
Oh Crap

Oops. When I measured for the cart I measured the width of the garage door frame. The problem is the door can't open all the way because of the work bench in the garage. It was just barely too wide, so I recessed the wheels a bit so it would fit through the door. (5/2019)

Compressor Cart Fixed
Compressor Cart Fixed

This little indentation was enough to get the cart through the door. I also cut the axle a little bit shorter to make sure it didn't scratch up the door jams. (5/2019)

New Hose Reel
New Hose Reel

I discovered why the first retractable hose reel I bought was so inexpensive. This replacement was also relatively inexpensive compared to available professional models, but still about twice the cost of the first. I'm hoping this one lasts a bit longer (717/2020).

 

 
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