General Chat Thread, Air compressor for cleaning computers in General; Over our 8 week summer holidays I want to clean up as many computers as I can and in the ...
26th June 2013, 09:25 AM #1
Air compressor for cleaning computers
Over our 8 week summer holidays I want to clean up as many computers as I can and in the past I had a small paint compressor with a dust attachment and used that with great success but I cant remember the output of it. The one I am looking at now at CPC has a 118psi (8bar) which I think will be fine, any thoughts?
26th June 2013, 09:31 AM #2
Christ, i don't think we get much dust in our machines over a year. However, if needs be, we do buy 16 cans of 'Dust off The original compressed gas duster'. Best things i've used in cans. Anything larger, we'd look at good ventilation in the place! That last one was a joke! lol
26th June 2013, 09:34 AM #3
26th June 2013, 09:35 AM #4
They are not that bad but you will be surprised how much comes out of them and then how quieter they are afterwards. I went through 5 cans a few years ago and it helped but was not enough. I have also found computers more reliable once cleaned.
Originally Posted by Sunnyknight
26th June 2013, 09:36 AM #5
That's exactly the one I am looking at 05295 - SIP - AIR COMPRESSOR, 6L | CPC
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
26th June 2013, 09:38 AM #6
In that case I would recommend it!
Originally Posted by Danp
It's saved us a fortune on compressed air cans.
I think you'll also need to buy a hose and an air trigger.
26th June 2013, 09:39 AM #7
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
I have these in the shopping basket too
02163 - SIP - HOSE, AIR, 5M | CPC
02146 - SIP - AIR DUSTER GUN, 100MM NOZZLE | CPC
26th June 2013, 09:41 AM #8
- Rep Power
26th June 2013, 12:29 PM #9
I've got a more powerfull version of this
That I keep threatening to bring in. 24litre.
It's really heavy though so something smaller would probably be better if you have stairs or multiple sites.
26th June 2013, 12:33 PM #10
Where does all the dust go when you blow it out?
26th June 2013, 12:36 PM #11
aerosol dusters, take the PCs outside. But I've not needed to do that in years. The school is so clean now the computers have almost no dust in them even after 5 years.
26th June 2013, 01:07 PM #12
All goes into the cleaners hovers when they go round.
na, if you take a Hoover round with you and put over he opposite end of te thing your cleaning you can catch most of it.
Just try not to breathe it in and thats probably classed as cannibalism
Last edited by dany2010; 26th June 2013 at 01:09 PM.
26th June 2013, 01:09 PM #13
How does it stay so clean?
Originally Posted by chazzy2501
26th June 2013, 01:10 PM #14
Aerosol dusters are highly flammable or very bad for the environment.
Air compressors are the way to go. I have a fairly quiet but low powered (takes ages to fill) Stanley one. It does the job and is compact and easy to carry.
From experience the following needs to be kept in mind.
1. The dust is NASTY, it will make you itch and produce allergies in even the toughest Techie. Outside is a must.
2. It will make you feel very icky very quickly.
3. It will clean to a very high standard.
4. It's a lot of work.
5. Sometimes and industrial high flow vacuum cleaner and a brush gets results without the drawbacks.
6. It's fun and dangerous, but mainly fun, to shoot ball bearings through plastic tubes into things.
26th June 2013, 01:20 PM #15
I will do it in one of our suites, all windows open, fans on, a\c off, face mask on.
Originally Posted by plexer
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