Well, let's see... I've lurked around here for a long time.
I made my first post ever here, in this thread telling
the OP he may want to consider a holding tank. Seems
on topic so we'll discount my first ever post.
My second ever post is a reply to RedGreen, when
you throw this turd in the pool. Since we're discounting
my first post (as it was on topic) it seems at the time of
your reply, that your boring tripe reply to me is equal to
my boring tripe reply to RG.
And good luck with your valiant efforts to clean up
USENET... God knows it's long overdue.
Yikes! That's a bit of overkill. I bought one like the smaller
Victors and have had it banging around in my glove compartment and/or
toolbox for 25 yrs. Still dead-on within +/- 2 psi. OTOH, that $40
model would be good for checking the calibration or the $7 Victor. ;)
Gee, that's funny, my neighbor does his sprnklers with that very same model
every year. It's slower, takes more patience, and works well. Same for water
pipes & end-season blow-outs. While vol = time, it's the PRESSURE available
that determiines whether it will work or not. Your picky comments are the
reason I mentioned the larger tanks - I suggest you need some help with
16 bicycles, 6 of them new in the group, not a single one is rated at
over 90 psi with most beiing 60 and a few larger tires at 45. Cars are
typically in the 30-45 range and 60 for the phoney spares. If I wanted to
write a book to shut up pickies like you I could have, but I stand by the
advice that was gven.
Don't know what your situation is, shop-wise, but a "real" compressor, even
those pancake type compressors for nailguns, etc, is quite a step up from a
If you do feel like going the "real" compressor route, Sears makes esp.
shitty compressors, while HD's Husky line is really perty good, and a really
good deal if you can get a floor sample.
Having said that, here's an alternative for you:
Get a 5 or 10 gal air tank from HF, which comes with a gauge, a short
tire filler hose/chuck, and then use your tire inflator to fill that tank at
your leisure, and then use the portable air tank for your tires -- and it's
quick, just like using a real compressor!
I use this myself, to fill a tire I can't get to my shop, or to help out a
These tanks wouldn't be terribly convenient for fully flat tires, but for
low tires or to top off, etc, they're pretty neat.
And they WILL fill a fully flat tire enough to get it going, mebbe even up
to rated psi, depending on the size and to what pressure you fill the tank.
OR, you could make your own tank from a discarded propane tank and some
suitable plumbing. (Not to worry, a propane tank will contain pressures far
in excess of what a compressor can deliver, plus, the propane tank has a
built-in pressure relief valve.)
Instead of dragging my compressor into the house to re-nail some baseboards,
my retasked tank is good for 100 or more brads.
What type adapter do you need?
Proly a li'l tricky for a newbie, no?
You need a plumbing equiv. to a valve stem, hose+tire filler ditty, and
ideally a gauge, + a variety of fittings..
The HF thingy is $25 complete. I'll bet, depending depending, the hardware
for the propane conversion would be a good part of $25, plus the futzing
around. Mebbe even more!
So, not rocket science for a shopster, but mebbe a bit of a project for
Also, the HF ditty holds the air really good. Rock solid for over a month
Plus, it's a nice brite yellow.... :)
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