This has been bugging me for awhile.
If I fill a tire with a small pancake (I think its 4 gallons) compressor can
I just set the regulartor to the pressure that I want and it will "stop"
when it hits that pressure or will it explode the tire?
I have a real inflator with a built in dial gauge now, but I always thought
that I could do it this way.
The two compressors I have do not regulate their pressure anywhere close
to accurate enough for a car tyre. Also I would not want to wait until they
finally got the tyre full if they were limited to the final pressure. It
takes a long time to bring a tyre from 35 psi to 40 psi if your compressor
is only supplying 40 psi.
I'm not acquainted with pancakes, afaik, but how about setting it to 4
pounds below what you want, and watching it to see what happens. Then
set it to just what you want, and see what happens.
If it stops, you can measure the pressure, and if it doesn't stop,
surely you can turn it off before it explodes.
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