Not sure if this really qualifies as a DIY, but figured I'd share the rubber and wood isolation mounts I mad for my air compressor.
I started by cutting and drilling 2 treated 4x4s, then used a hammer drill and concrete anchors to mount those to the garage floor. The wood provides a little of its own isolation to the floor, but I wanted some rubber dampers on the top of the feet to give some rebound isolation. I recently replaced the shocks on the big Dodge, and I saved the rubber isolators and washers from the front shocks, 4 isolators and 4 feet on the air compressor...Bingo. I just ran the lag screws down until the rubber bulged just a little. Didn't make much difference in the noise of my compressor, but made me feel a little better that it won't be as likely to vibrate the 4x4s to death.
Here's links to a few pics for illustration(figured the links would save load time for those not interested):
Rubber isolator and washer
« Last Edit: March 07, 2010, 06:23:28 pm by lilfroger »
Big Truck: 98.5 24-valve CTD, 4x4, Auto, Quad-cab, Shortbed (Sold! I will be finding another truck, this time it'll be a 12-valve with a 5-speed!)
Little Truck: 1972 GMC K1500 V-eight, 4x4, Auto, Shortbed
Mileage maker: 1995 Maxima, 5-spd, Black
Wifey's Car: 2010 Dodge Journey SXT, Silver, V6 AWD, 3rd row seat