Sunday, July 19, 2015
Progress in Paradise, compressed air edition...
With all the construction I've been doing in there, the place was a half inch deep in wood shavings, sawdust, dirt, and all sorts of jetsam and flotsam. So this is a good time for a little cleaning. When I considered that, it of course occurred to me that using a compressed air gun would be mighty handy to blow all the accumulated dust off my tools, shelve, etc., onto the floor where I can vacuum it up easily. And that made me think of that beautiful new air compressor I have sitting there, waiting to be plumbed up. I couldn't stand it. So I ran to Home Depot and got enough plumbing parts to put a couple of female 1/4" quick-connect couplers on the back of the compressor. Once I got all that put together, I had a great way to use that air compressor between now and the time I get all the copper pipe installed. Hooray!
After that, 15 minutes of work with the air gun (very impressive, with 150 pounds of air pressure behind it!) got every bit of surface dust onto the floor. I vacuumed half the shop and rearranged everything mo' bettah. Then it started to get hot, so I put off the last half until early tomorrow morning, when it should be about 50° in there.