Cheap Compressors

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by Mark Spice, Jul 25, 2003.

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    Mark Spice Guest

    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.


    Cheers

    Mark Spice
     
    Mark Spice, Jul 25, 2003
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    BigWallop Guest

    http://www.cyclexpress.co.uk/categories/Pumps_35.asp
     
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    BigWallop Guest

    http://www.seriousshopping.co.uk/Automotive/AutoTools/TirePumps/
     
    BigWallop, Jul 25, 2003
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    BigWallop Guest

    http://www.seamarknunn.co.uk/catalog/items/item687.htm
     
    BigWallop, Jul 25, 2003
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    BigWallop Guest

    And finally:

    http://tinyurl.com/i31h
     
    BigWallop, Jul 25, 2003
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    Mark Spice Guest


    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.

    Cheers

    Mark Spice
     
    Mark Spice, Jul 25, 2003
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    Grunff Guest

    No, they won't in any way do the job. They have a very limited
    duty cycle, and when you run them for more than 10 minutes at a
    time, the motor has a tendency to unsolder itself from it's
    wires, as well as melt all the insulation on the windings (yes,
    done it twice).
     
    Grunff, Jul 25, 2003
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    Grunff Guest

    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.
     
    Grunff, Jul 25, 2003
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    Bob Eager Guest

    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.....!
     
    Bob Eager, Jul 25, 2003
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    John Rumm Guest

    The Intertex Pool inflaters are 15 quid in Makro at the moment. Unlike a
    compressor these are designed for high volume at a resonably low presure.
     
    John Rumm, Jul 26, 2003
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    geoff Guest

    Well a 12 volt psu or a car battery are certainly cheaper than a
    compressor
     
    geoff, Jul 26, 2003
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    Ophelia Guest

    LOL you are just after a new toy! Come on.. admit it:))

    Ophelia
     
    Ophelia, Jul 26, 2003
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    Ophelia Guest

    Mine was £14 and does the job admirably

    Ophelia
     
    Ophelia, Jul 26, 2003
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    geoff Guest

    SSShh, his SOH might be watching over his shoulder
     
    geoff, Jul 28, 2003
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    Danny_G

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    You could try using any of the bravo pumps they are really great and value for money inflation pumps.
     
    Danny_G, Jul 13, 2018
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