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Bob4
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Re: Tire Inflation ?

My low pressure light came on last night. Drove home and I see all four tires are low (~27 psi, should be 32). So now I have to put air in, and I hate those new machines at the gas stations.



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Just buy your own inflator -- I did that once most of the gas stations around here made their pump to require 25 or 50 cents for air. »Hand tire inflator...
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Bob4
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Guy at work has a battery-power compressor in his car, so I borrowed that and got my tires up to 32 psi.

I think I'll stop at Lowes and get one of these »www.lowes.com/pd_146781-40883-KL···=3522750
(was mentioned in the other thread)

With my old car, I never had to put air in the tires, so this caught me off guard.



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said by Bob4:

My low pressure light came on last night. Drove home and I see all four tires are low (~27 psi, should be 32). So now I have to put air in, and I hate those new machines at the gas stations.

Everyone should own a basic tanked air compressor IMO.

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Bob4
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said by Bob4:

I think I'll stop at Lowes and get one of these »www.lowes.com/pd_146781-40883-KL···=3522750
(was mentioned in the other thread)

So I got the Kobalt unit. It's pretty nice, although noisy as hell. It has a digital PSI display. You just set the desired pressure, hit start, and it runs & shuts off automatically when the target pressure is reached.

Only thing that concerns me is that I can see sparks inside the unit when it's running. I guess it's the motor commutator??


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Yes, most compressors these days are real loud. The sparks probably are the brushes.

Hope it lasts; I never have had luck with those small compressors. I would have gotten a real one with a tank, but they start near $100.

I have a small Kobalt 3 gal compressor I picked up off CL. It works ok but has a bit of burning smell when it works hard. Probably dust on the compressor. Don't use it much as I have a big compressor for the garage.
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Beezel

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said by Bob4:

said by Bob4:

I think I'll stop at Lowes and get one of these »www.lowes.com/pd_146781-40883-KL···=3522750
(was mentioned in the other thread)

So I got the Kobalt unit. It's pretty nice, although noisy as hell. It has a digital PSI display. You just set the desired pressure, hit start, and it runs & shuts off automatically when the target pressure is reached.

Only thing that concerns me is that I can see sparks inside the unit when it's running. I guess it's the motor commutator??

Most oil-less compressors are very noisy. Sparks are normal with most electric motors.