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General Chat Thread, Air compressor for cleaning computers in General; http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Powe.../sd3164/p93604 Plus one of these: http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Powe.../sd3164/p19659 You'll need to check with your insurance company about having more pressure cylinders on ...
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    http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Powe.../sd3164/p93604

    Plus one of these:

    http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Powe.../sd3164/p19659

    You'll need to check with your insurance company about having more pressure cylinders on site though.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    How does it stay so clean?
    Our cleaners wipe the PC desks and hoover the room every day.

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    Rather than blow the dust into the air around you, you really want a vacuum cleaner - I rather fancy the handheld Dyson.

    For small numbers of pcs, a Giottos Rocket (Amazon) works well - outside preferably - and never needs refilling.

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    Industrial Canless Air System - Canned Air and Air Duster Alternative | 200+ MPH

    Air compressors can get water in the line so be careful. They do make inline filters to remove the water so if i were go that route and do a lot of computers I would be sure to get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mats View Post
    Rather than blow the dust into the air around you, you really want a vacuum cleaner - I rather fancy the handheld Dyson.
    What about the static electricity?

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    thought the dyson had about a 15 minute battery when charged ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    What about the static electricity?
    What static electricity? Leave it plugged in so the case is earthed if you're paranoid about it.

    Hadn't realised the dyson was only good for 15 mins, although if it's any good it will clear a few PCs in that time.

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    aye, lovely devices, but probably gonna spend more time charging than using looking at them -

    Dyson DC34 Animal Handheld Vacuum with Longer Run Time for Pet Owners: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home

    6 mins on MAX power ! lol

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    Since moving to nettops, we haven't had a dust issue. Before that, vacuum cleaners were the way to go combined with aerosol sprays for the heatsinks.

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    LOL LeBoyfriend takes his computer to work and uses the tyre filling hose to blast it out and it's been fine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mats View Post
    What static electricity? Leave it plugged in so the case is earthed if you're paranoid about it.

    Hadn't realised the dyson was only good for 15 mins, although if it's any good it will clear a few PCs in that time.
    Yes because we all know what to you when you ground yourself after building up static electricity, crack. Which is why electronic components can be killed by it.

    The moving air in the vacuum can create high levels of static which is why specific anti-static ones are available for these purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danp View Post
    That's exactly the one I am looking at 05295 - SIP - AIR COMPRESSOR, 6L | CPC
    Just looking at this compressor, did you end up getting it? Does it work ok and how noisy is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    Just looking at this compressor, did you end up getting it? Does it work ok and how noisy is it?
    It's sat behind my desk. I am not allowed to use it during term time so it will have to wait until next week (yes, we break up on Friday!)

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    We have one of these as well, it's all you need, too powerful and you will end up damaging something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    We have one of these as well, it's all you need, too powerful and you will end up damaging something.
    How long have you had this Chris? Just read the reviews and one of them pretty much says that it died really quickly when being used for a student ICT Suite!

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