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Discussion in 'General Banter' started by Jamezee, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Jamezee

    Jamezee Zorg Guru (I)
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    Your tyres up?

    Foot pump?

    Plug in to fag lighter pump?

    Garage forecourt?

    Mouth????

    I ask because I am fed up of going to the garage with my 20p coin and am thinking of getting a 'plug in', a major investment I know ;)
     
  2. badman gee

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    garage, its easier. its not just the 20p however, its the fuel cost there and back!

    at least 12 mile of me!

    s:mrgreen
     
  3. Titan

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    I bought a Bonaire Direct Drive 12v pump with flexi-coil air line from Costco.
    £30 - but with 4 cars and several push bikes in the family it has been a worthy investment ;)
     

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  4. si-forks

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    20p for air BP in Worcester its 50p rip off
    Si-forks on tapatalk
     
  5. Titan

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    Do I sense a business opportunity here?
    Free air to Zedders - but you might have to buy me a new battery :))
     
  6. GazHyde

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    I've had a cheap Halfords cigarette lighter type compressor for about 10years. Works perfectly fine, and seems pretty accurate. Can take a while if a tyre is really low on pressure, but for you can't beat it for convenience.
     
  7. Boysie

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    Hi Titan

    That's a great buy, ideal Xmas pressie

    I thought most cars these days had small compressors, to get you out of trouble

    I bought a small compressor from Machine Mart for the garage,
    great for inflating tyres and blowing rubbish out of the garage.
    Thought I'd try a bit of spraying one day "Not the ///M"
     
  8. NeRo

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    I have a Michelin cigarette lighter type compressor with digital display,

    However, I always check the pressures afterwards with a tyre pressure gauge.
     
  9. Garythefish

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    I have a small compressor in the garage now, I did use a plug-in before that, worked fine.
     
  10. WeeJimmy

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    I use a compressor to fill an old calor gas bottle. It gives enough portable compressed air to pump up the tyres or to undo the wheel nuts.
     
  11. Boysie

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    Thats sounds a bit dangerous to me 8-|
     
  12. MAURICE THE MARTIAN

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    And where do you store it whilst out Zedding,in the boot :-?

    Think your username should be dangerous Jimmy s;)
    :ymalien:
     
  13. WeeJimmy

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    Calor gas bottles are rated to 8 bar (same as the compressor), so it's no more dangerous than standing next to the compressor tank.

    A bit hairy when I took the top off the tank. An empty tank is NEVER empty, and butane is denser than air. I used a remotely controlled tie-down strap and adjustable spanner. Like opening a bomb for the first time, seeing the insides and watching for sparks X_X. Appropriate safety precautions were observed :-? .
     
  14. MAURICE THE MARTIAN

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    Thanks for the explanation,Dangerous Jimmy, s:D
    Methinks however i`ll continue to use my Halfrauds plug in lighter compressor.

    Dread to think how you generate the power for your christmas lights s:D s:D
    Have a safe Xmas :ymparty:
    :ymalien:
     
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    air + water are free at my local tescos, odd. But i use a foot pump bought from an argos bargain bin for 50p, 2 years of heavy workboots has left it a bit bend and the rubber foot pedal has come off but still does the job.
     
  16. hard top

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    Yep. air and water is free over here at all garages, you only have to pay for nitrogen.
     
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    Methane if I'm feeling energetic :(|) otherwise a foot pump :ymsmug:

    Tim. s:lol
     
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    I've got one of them too bought it about 3 years ago when costco first started stocking them paid £25 which was an absolute bargain when everywhere else was selling them for £50+. works really well and mine has a built in lamp so you can see what you are doing in the dark, inflates tyres really quick and is quiet too. I do use a seperate digital guage for checking the pressure although the analogue guage is pretty accurate. Well worth the £30 they are now. :-bd
     
  19. Jamezee

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    After carefully considering the options, I have today put my hand in my pocket and invested in a £26.99p halfrauds plug in with a illuminated digital display and .....wait for it....a built in light B-)

    I could not wait to try it out in the dark so i did.......and all pressures were ok!....bit of a 'let down' ...I wanted to hear the thing pumping away but it was not to be.

    Now where is that bouncy castle 8-} 8-} 8-} 8-}
     
  20. badman gee

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    great for my blow up doll

    s:mrgreen
     

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