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Old 05-08-2005, 06:46:47 PM
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Default Air compressor display ideas

Any ideas or pictures on what to do with an old air compressor for a display idea. NO AIR HORNS.

I did see a John Deere pto pump clamped to a fence post with a crank handle attached to it. The kids had to pump up their own balloons.
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What about steam whistles? I also have a small steam engine that I run with mine. I use a pop off valve and force the exhaust to one of them so they run ever once in a while as I reach the pressure relief point. I also use it to pump up my compressed air potato gun. Good luck keep it safe.
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I always thought it was neat when I was kid and we went to Sears. They had their vacuum cleaners set up with the exhaust holding a ball up. It was a light weight ball about the size of a volley ball. That would take quit a few cfm it you left it there indefinite.
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Default Re: Air compressor display ideas

I have a compressor that I run with a 5s. I built a small manifold and put a pressure guage on it and an old exhaust whistle. I am thinking this year of running a model steam engine with it. Compressed air is usually pretty fun and easy to use as a load for old engines. Just remember to use a pop off valve!!

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