Retiring an old compressor
Old compressor in the woods behind my house
I found an old compressor in the woods behind my house (on my property). It is completely covered in mud and starting to rust; was laying on its side. It is so heavy that two people cannot lift or move it. I would like to know how to safely retire it. I would like to remove the hardware off the tank, and possibly keep the tank. I would like to know how to do this safely, and what the dangers are. If the tank can be rendered somehow safe, I would like to repurpose it by painting it with Rustoleum. Any information you have would be very helpful. I don't want any explosions!