Due to SWMBO buying a bloody huge infaltable paddling pool for the ankle
biters I have been considering getting a cheap compressor. As it would be
far better to deflate it after use rather leaving it up to kill the lawn.
My question really is how cheap am I likely to be able to get one? There
are a couple in the current Screwfix catalogue at about £100. Am I being
unrealistic in trying to find one cheaper than this?
Also is a compressor likely to up to inflating high volumes or should I
just get a nozzle for my SCUBA cylinder and use that ? I have used a similar
method to inflate lilos whereby you stick a rigid drinking staw upto the
cylider valve and crack open the valve. It's a bit noisy and expensive as
you lose the best part of a fill but it saved a lot of hassle when getting
into team hut late for a weekend's diving.
I should have mentioned that I don't have a car so 12v stuff tends not to
work too well for me :-)
Other than that thanks for the advice. I knew really that a compressor was
excessive but you know how it is when you look through the catalogues trying
to justify potential purchases.
The ~£100 compressor will inflate your pool just fine. It will
be noisy, and it'll take a while, but it'll do the job.
The manual compressors linked to by BW will take forever to
inflate a pool. The small 12v ones suggested will burn out long
before you've finished inflating it.
On Fri, 25 Jul 2003 22:21:31 UTC, "David W.E. Roberts"
These do pressure, not volume. They usually have a duty cycle of about
15 mins, with the pool taking about an hour.
Get an electric pool inflator from Argos....cheap and effective (about
5-10 mins). Mains powered though. Current price is 19.99, but that's the
catalogue that expired TODAY.....!
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