I have a cheap Sears 3-gallon air compressor. It has worked fine for
I would like to rig up a tool for cleaning window screens by blowing
the dust off them with compressed air. I am thinking in terms of a
wand a few feet long with a fan-shaped nozzle on the end. (For
reasons too complicated to go into, I don't want to just use the hose
on the screens). Just wondering if (a) something like that is already
available as a compressor attachment, or (b) would it be difficult to
fabricate something like that with items from the big box store (air
hose connector, PVC piping, etc.).
Your tiny air compressor will turn this no-job into a big-job.
My window washer just takes out the screen (in order to get at the windows).
He then uses a small dust-brush to brush the dust off the screens. Takes
only a few seconds. Very satisfactory and fast.
Hi, I'm new here and can't help much with major repairs, but cleaning
screens is easy. I put them in the bath tub, spray a little of your
favorite cleaner on them, then hit them with the shower spray hose.
Takes only a few seconds per screen. Then I wipe the bottoms and place
them right back in the windows, they're dry in minutes.
Trying to clean them with air or a brush is way too messy, dust flying
everywhere. Hot water spray in the bath tub is the way to go.
I'm really enjoying this group and learning a lot.
The volume of air your compressor supplies is probably in the
neighborhood of 2 - 3 cubic feet per minute (cfm). You would need
about 8 -10 cfm, the volume supplied by a 50 gal shop compressor.
Yours just won't handle what you propose.
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