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    Cheapest place for cans of air

    Need to get some cans of air to clean out a couple of projectors, where is the cheapest place? Maplin ar about £11 for a 400ml can, must be able to get it cheaper?

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    Just ordered some SDU400D from Probrand for just under £4.

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    Hills do a good range - give them a call for a price as they are normally on special offers on bulk - [ next day delivery too ]

    Hills Components Ltd UK

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    We use hills too. It always runs out so fast. Cheeky dep head suggested we get up on ladders with a mini hoover to do the ceiling mounted projectors. Like hell. Maybe i should clean the bogs too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechSupp View Post
    Need to get some cans of air to clean out a couple of projectors, where is the cheapest place? Maplin ar about £11 for a 400ml can, must be able to get it cheaper?
    As a side note make sure they are off first. The guy i work with sprayed some in a projector that was running. It turned it into a flame thrower!

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    I've gone with Hills before when buying in bulk. It's worth having a chat to them rather than just doing it online too - often savings to be had by working that way.

    Recently I've found our local PC World Business quite good on bulk items like this. We have an account set up with Catalyst (old GCat) pricing which seems to give them a bit more flexibility with price if you push them.

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    When I was looking for some I got a good deal on eBay, I guess you may not be able to use them but it might be worth checking some out as there are a few businesses on there that may be able to sort you something out off eBay. Failing that it might be worth getting a mini compressor, we looked at it then things happened and we never got it!

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    This is gonna sound silly

    Wilkinsons
    Asda
    Tesco


    And possibly other places. I've only noticed them available in the last couple of months and it's damned useful! All the above are circa £4 a can, large cans too.

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    CPC have them on offer at present PRO POWER|PPC101|AIR DUSTER, 400ML AEROSOL | CPC

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    Somewhere in the past ive seen a rechargeable spray air can - you can charge it from a bike pump, car compressor etc but i cant find them now - any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    I have often wondered at the economics of buying a small compressor, something like a car tyre inflator & rigging up 12v mains adapter to run it. I am sure it would work out cheaper in the long run?

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    Asda for £4-5 quid as said above if you're in a rush (no P&P then either).

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    I was getting through the cans of compressed air so fast that i worked out if i bought a compressor it would pay for itself in about a year. 2 years later and it is the best £100 i ever spent!! DIY Compressors

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSapseid View Post
    I was getting through the cans of compressed air so fast that i worked out if i bought a compressor it would pay for itself in about a year. 2 years later and it is the best £100 i ever spent!! DIY Compressors
    We've been looking at various different ones, is this one portable enough to move from class to class, and blast the projectors whilst still mounted?

    Michael

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