Step 2: Remove Old Regulator

With adjustable wrench in hand I set about removing the old regulator.  First I removed the duct tape hold on the air hose.  Judging from the amount of rust inside the break I'm guessing it's been cracked for a long time.

I placed the wrench around the body of the old regulator to get it off, as I couldn't turn it by hand.  As soon as I applied pressure the entire regulator fell to pieces.  After that everything came off easily.  You'll want to save the female quick connect to use on the new regulator, if it's still in good shape.  

I also saved the gauge.  The new regulator came with one, so now I have a spare for another project.  Sweet!
Between this post and the resourceful hardware store clerk at True Value I was able to fix my compressor. I had always been one of the duct tape fixers as well but that only lasts so long!
pancake compressors are just to small for me! But they can be great if you are trying to save space.
<p>I like hotdog or horizontal compressors.</p>
Well, pancake compressors are only really good for nailers. Using a larger compressor for that is impractical.
wow wonder how to make a air compreaser
Sometmes old how-to magazines, like <u>Popular Mechanics</u> and <u>Popular Science</u> have had articles on how to make an air compressor from an old lawnmower engine. I cannot tell you which issue of which magazine, but you might want to <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Great-Projects-from-Old-How-to-Magazines/">check an Instructable I did</a> for information on searching these magazine archives.&nbsp;I would look in the editions of these magazines published in the 1950s and 1960s. You will also need an electric motor to turn the modified lawnmower engine. Check the prices of components you will need before you begin&nbsp;and you may simply want to buy a small or medium home air compressor to suit your needs.
ok thanks soory about the mispelling have 3 computers on oldest one
*how to replace an air compressor.<br><br>: )

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