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General Chat Thread, Air compressor for cleaning computers in General; We take every computer & keyboard outside, clean & dust out using one of these . Our cleaners then clean ...
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    We take every computer & keyboard outside, clean & dust out using one of these.
    Our cleaners then clean all the desks, mice and screens (all glass fronted) and we put back and image the PC's every summer.


    September - each dept gets a bill for damages / replacements.

    Seems to work for us........

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    We have been looking at something, due to the high cost of cans. One question though, what's the quietest one?

    We do have one but its very noisy!

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    Clarke Shh Air are very quiet, but they obviously come at a bit of a premium price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenden View Post
    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!
    Probably had it for 2 years of regular use, if people have had issues with them I would imagine they are using them for too long as like all compressors etc they do have a duty cycle of how long you should use them for.

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    i just bring mine from home over the summer done this last year when the server room was kitted out to be a server room and then i got the lesson dont de dust servers in a closed room with a busted extractor fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    Probably had it for 2 years of regular use, if people have had issues with them I would imagine they are using them for too long as like all compressors etc they do have a duty cycle of how long you should use them for.
    Fantastic, i think i will be getting one of these then.

    Cheers.

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    We've had our datavac over a year and it's seen some *really* heavy use. No problems at all. It even feels unlikely to fail, like it's carved from a lead block.

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    What about water vapour being created?

    Is this syphoned off by a filter as I seem to remember when using and designing compressed air systems for pneumatic equipment that we had to fit a hydro-vane system with a separate air dryer unit with filtration system.

    Obviously it was on a large scale but all the same water vapour is produced when creating compressed air as is the nature of the element "H2O" water has to go somewhere

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    You can get a compressor and Airbrush, the sort used for spaying cars etc. for between £35-£50 on ebay. These should be fine for blowing the rubbish out of a PC.

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    What sort of pressure is 'safe' to use on these things, without causing damage? I'm looking at this one which was linked to. 05295 - SIP - AIR COMPRESSOR, 6L | CPC&

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    That one is noisy as hell.

    We have one for our laser cutter and it's in its own cupboard.

    Ben

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    I use the full 120psi at around 25cm range. Done quite a few now and no problems yet.

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    Any other suggestions on what compressor, not looking to pay a fortune.

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    Just fyi school insurers love pressure vessels. Not. So be careful.

    Ben

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    Would something like a football pump work, with the attachment changed obviously, and be more safe? http://www.prodirectsoccer.com/mobil...cts/20914.aspx

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