I cannot use the cans of compressed air in the house. Is there a device
that would make a good substitute? My dad used to use empty dish washing
detergeant bottles, but I want more pressure than that.
The small "air compressors" I see online that look like they are for filling
up basketballs, etc. might work if they came with suitable attachments.
Because I am allergic/sensitive to something that comes out of
those aerosal cans, and many like them (they warn you on the side
of the can that its not just "air").
I can use them outside, but I've dealt with enough reactions (after using
inside) to make me consider another solution that I can use conveniently for
the rest of
I would like to use it in the computer case and the CPU fan, especially, and
can think of woodworking applications too.
The $9.99 foot pump looks like a great idea if it would get the job done.
If the $10 foot pump doesn't work, then you might consider a CO2 filled
canister which is the same gas you create when you exhale. I saw an ad
recently where they were selling these canisters for truckers and people to
fill flat tires. Yes, it is likely bigger than you're probably thinking
about, but I'm willing to bet one can obtain a smaller version.
The big version was advertised as being able to fill almost 10 truck tires
and you had to go to a place locally to fill it up, but something similar
might be a work around for you to consider.
Something like difluoroethane, perhaps?
For inhalation: Move person to fresh air.
Skin or eyes: Flush with water. If irritation persists, call a physician
or poison control center immediately.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Call physician immediately.
oh yeah... and it's flammable too.
If so, I'd bet you've misnamed your reaction to it.
Yes, I don't enjoy using the stuff. I'm "chemically sensitive" in general.
Working with plywood gives me even more grief by comparison.
If I use the spray cans indoors, I'll just experience a mild shortness of
for 15 or 20 minutes. If I put a fan on, open the window, and work fast and
get out of the room, I can get away with it. Frankly, I'd rather throw
a few bucks at the problem and avoid the excitement.
The previously mentioned refillable cans might work (from HB). They didn't
say whether they could be filled with air. I'll investigate.
Can you fill them with a meaningful amount of air only, or do you need to
use a liquid to absorb the pressure? I'm reminded of my old "water filled
rocket" (that one pumped up, and then released) that I had when I was a kid.
It didn't work well with just air. Great fun for $.99 (yes, cents!).
One of these puts out quite a forceful stream of air for a brief time
(i.e. each press of the foot). Its cetainly better than a detergent
bottle. It comes with 2 nozzles that restrict the airflow for a higher
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