I recently came across someone who was throwing away an old craftsman air-tank and compressor. They claimed the compressor did now work anymore as it would never build pressure.
I had an old compressor laying around from project involving an airhorn. I understand that the compressor I have is not necessarily made for the purpose I intend but I had it laying around and thought I could simply remove the old compressor, replace it with mine, rewire it and call it a day.
The compressor for the airhorn has only a power and ground while the 3-prong has white, black and green. From the compressor I ran red (power) to the black on the 3 prong, capped off the white (neutral) and connected both grounds (green on the 3 prong and black on the compressor) to a bracket I had to attach to the tank. Plugged it in and nothing works. The compressor worked before I pulled it off the truck.
Any advice? Did I wire this correctly?