Manual air compressor
I had this idea just drop on me a few minutes ago and I was wondering if anyone could give me some feedback on if something like this would be feasible or not.
Also if anyone thinks it's a good idea just go ahead and build it because I dont have the tools or space for something like this in any case.
The idea is to have some sort of tank with a large internal volume, cut it of at the top and arrange a sort of secured piston with a heavy weight on top, attach it all to a frame so that the piston stays level and secure.
The piston with the weight on can then be connected to a multi-stage pulley system to allow one to lift the heavy weigth, sure it would take a long time but for a manual air compressor it should be feasible
Then at the bottom of the tank one would have a high pressure release valve with some sort of standard connector for transfering the compressed air to a sort of pressure tank for use.
I never saw anything like this before, although I'm sure someone must have done it at one point or another.
So what do you all think?