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    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?

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnyknight View Post
    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
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    That's exactly the one I am looking at 05295 - SIP - AIR COMPRESSOR, 6L | CPC

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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
    In that case I would recommend it!
    It's saved us a fortune on compressed air cans.
    I think you'll also need to buy a hose and an air trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    In that case I would recommend it!
    It's saved us a fortune on compressed air cans.
    I think you'll also need to buy a hose and an air trigger.
    Thank you.

    I have these in the shopping basket too

    02163 - SIP - HOSE, AIR, 5M | CPC

    02146 - SIP - AIR DUSTER GUN, 100MM NOZZLE | CPC

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    I've got a more powerfull version of this
    http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/pr...air-compressor
    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.

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    Where does all the dust go when you blow it out?

    Ben

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazzy2501 View Post
    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.
    How does it stay so clean?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Where does all the dust go when you blow it out?

    Ben
    I will do it in one of our suites, all windows open, fans on, a\c off, face mask on.

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