What We Learned About Air Compressors and Why We Bought One for Our Home Building Charity Group

Who would have thought that there are so many things to know about air compressors? We needed to get one for our Home Building Charity Group but none of us had any expertise on the matter and so we were a little bit frustrated because we weren’t sure what to buy. Here is what we learned, and we hope that this information helps someone else in the same situation:


1) What Type of Air Compressor Do We Need?


There are two types of air compressors. There is a very common single piston air compressor and a two stage compressor with two pistons. The first one will work for most anything one needs around a house or a shop. The dual piston air compressor is more for commercial use and we decided our needs would be served with a single piston air compressor. We weren’t planning on servicing two tools at once and didn’t feel the need to spend the extra money.


2) There are some different types (sizes) of air compressors, what one do I need?


  1. a) Stationary compressors which can be stored in one spot and have more air than others


  1. b) Portable, compact air compressors that don’t store as much, but can be handy


  1. c) Pancake compressors are designed to fit underneath and they are more portable and take less space


  1. d) Hot dog compressors are- well- in the shape of a hot dog or cylinder


  1. e) Twin-stack compressors have two cylinders and hold more air


  1. f) Wheelbarrow tanks have two cylinders and wheels for more portability


After researching the different kinds of air compressors, we decided that we wanted a Wheelbarrow compressor because we wanted something that would work for more than one home, something portable, and something that is mobile and easy to move. It’s on wheels and we can put it in our cars and go to different houses within the charity.


3) Electric or Gas Air Compressor?


We had to think a lot about this because electric compressors have a cord of course, but gas air compressors have to be filled with gas. While it’s more convenient to be able to not have the compressor tethered to a cord, we decided that we would go with a compressor with a 120V electric power instead of the one that takes gas. The electrical compressors are far more popular, and we were going to be mainly using the compressor in the garage so it turned out that it was easier for us and we didn’t want to worry about getting gas when we wanted to use the compressor. Plugging it in anywhere was much more appealing to our organization than having to worry about gas for the compressor.


4) Different tools used with Air Compressors


We wanted the air compressor to fuel our power air tools, which is of course, the main function of an air compressor. Our charity group uses several different air tools. We use ratchets and paint sprayers the most, but we also use the air compressor for some of our rotary tools as well. We had to learn which tools used specific air volume, and we had to choose an air compressor which was compatible with the tools we use. Be sure to ask whomever you are buying your compressor from about what air volume you’ll need for which tools you have. They are not all the same and you don’t want to make a mistake. We purchased the air compressor with out tool specifications in mind. There is no use purchasing a compressor if it’s not going to work with your tools.


5) Things To Look For To Make Things Easier


Here are some simple things to look for when buying a compressor that may help make things a bit less confusing and bit more simple:


1) Try to buy a compressor that doesn’t require oil. Oil makes a mess and if it’s not needed, don’t get one.


2) We did take our first compressor back because it had a direct drive system, and the pump driven system was way less loud than the direct drive system. The sound it made was almost unbearable- so the pump driven system is much more quiet and easier to deal with.


3) If you get a compressor with thermal protection it will stop the motor from getting too hot and overloading


4) Any compressor you can get with extra tools and accessories is always great, because some of the extra stuff is pretty neat and you may be able to use it.

The reason we chose the air compressor for our home building charity group was because of it’s portability, it’s capacity for air, it’s proclivity to be more silent than others, and because of some of the fun gadgets that were included in the package. The most important reason of course, was that it had the proper air capacity for the air tools we wanted to use. Be sure to check things out if you are purchasing an air compressor, and hopefully this article has given you some valuable information when you are choosing your unit. Good luck!

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How to Help Your Neighbors Today

Being able to help another person even if it is at the worst time, certainly can humble someone.


It makes he who is helping feel better about their self.


Gives him time to connect with someone even if it is only brief.


He is able to approve and change another individual’s life even if it is just a few minutes.


He makes all that surrounds him such a better place one little push at a time.


If he continues pushing his kindness onto others like this it will ultimately have others do the same.


He asks you to take time out today and do some random act of kindness. Whether big or small then after make sure you tell someone they also need to pay it forward and help someone’s smile come to light.


If he doesn’t know where to start or you do not know there’s many things you can do here are a few ideas to get your mind rolling.


A smile never hurt anyone. Most of the time if he smiled at someone that person would reciprocate that feeling and smile back.


You can also call charities and tell them you would love to help. This doesn’t mean he has to go right then and there to help. find the local charity events around you by calling around. Book an appointment for sometime within that month. Any charity will work.


Donate an item he doesn’t use anymore. Or maybe if he have bins among bins full of items give that up.


A lot of the times he will go and actually make a donation which could be spending money on someone who really needs it and not getting the newest electronics that he wants.


Also he can have people instead of giving him gifts for birthday and holidays can have those gifts donated and gave to a charity event.


No matter what he is always stopping to help. Whether it be he sees someone who is broke down or has a flat. You should always do that.


Learn someone the values that you were taught or that he as your father may have taught you. You could take time off and teach your grandmother how to use this world’s latest technology or even teach a small child how to ride a bike successfully. You can even teach him how to clean your toilet the way you like. That is totally a joke.


If someone is grieving he would always be sympathetic and comfort them and you can too. Lend a hand to someone who is in need of it or if they are lost and can’t find that light. Whether you help a person make plans for a funeral for a loved one or a doctors appointed you could be healing tremendously with their healing process.
If you see a person that seems to be homeless go off to the nearest food place and buy them a meal take it to them and say god bless. You have to teach him to be respectful and friendly if he is watching your actions.