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Old 04-14-2007, 12:38 AM   #1
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So I've got an air tank since I'm too cheap to go buy one of those plug in compressors. Does anyone know where I can fill it up? Preferably for free since 50 cent compressed air is quite frankly rubbish. Oh and somewhere that has enough pressure so my tank doesn't stop at 60PSI?
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Old 04-14-2007, 01:35 AM   #2
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Old 04-14-2007, 01:49 AM   #3
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No need to stink up the whole room now.
Now you've just left a blank post, at least my remark was entertaining...
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Old 04-14-2007, 01:53 AM   #4
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Can't you just fill it up at the gas station?
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Old 04-14-2007, 01:55 AM   #5
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It needs a special connector that only certain gas stations have.
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Old 04-14-2007, 02:04 AM   #6
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get the tires mounted yan. don't do it yourself.
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Old 04-14-2007, 04:42 AM   #7
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make a connector fool......
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Old 04-14-2007, 05:18 AM   #8
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i can fill it up with my compressor for you if you want... it'll take a LONG time but it'll do it...
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Old 04-14-2007, 09:18 AM   #9
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what was the point of buying an air tank?

seems to me a compressor would have been a better option
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Old 04-14-2007, 12:05 PM   #10
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what was the point of buying an air tank?

seems to me a compressor would have been a better option
Fill enough air pressure in an air tank, it'll fill tires much faster than an air compressor.

armarpauld - rhetorical question for you: Would you rather have me edit out your posts, or infraction points for postwhoring?

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Last edited by Penphoe; 04-14-2007 at 08:09 PM. Reason: aparently I can't spell. That, and I have hot air in my tank and do not understand jokes.
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Old 04-14-2007, 12:30 PM   #11
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First off, it's amarpauld. Second, my point is you've gotta lighten up a notch, you seem to take your Moderator business seriously enough to the point that the "Friendly Neighbourhood" bit underneath your username seems like a joke.

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Old 04-14-2007, 12:57 PM   #12
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And now back on topic... kids...

Yan, the $10 electric 12V compressor I use is perfectly adequate for auto-x, and it is a LOT smaller than an air tank. But of course, now that you have an air tank... maybe if you talk nice to Don N (PDM) he'll let you fill your tank from his compressor in his trailer.
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Old 04-14-2007, 01:25 PM   #13
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And now back on topic... kids...

Yan, the $10 electric 12V compressor I use is perfectly adequate for auto-x, and it is a LOT smaller than an air tank. But of course, now that you have an air tank... maybe if you talk nice to Don N (PDM) he'll let you fill your tank from his compressor in his trailer.
Mitch, where did you get your compressor from? Do you use it to directly inflate your tires with it...or fill an air tank with it? Does it plug into the 12V power outlet in the car? Thanks!
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yan - let me see the fitting, u can fill it up with my big compressor at the shop. itll take all of.... hmmm 5 seconds to fill?
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Old 04-14-2007, 07:31 PM   #15
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Mitch, where did you get your compressor from? Do you use it to directly inflate your tires with it...or fill an air tank with it? Does it plug into the 12V power outlet in the car? Thanks!
forget compressors!
go old school!
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Old 04-14-2007, 07:50 PM   #16
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forget compressors!
go old school!
Yeah, that would be fun at auto-x! Pump up your tires with your foot! haha
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Old 04-14-2007, 08:13 PM   #17
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what was the point of buying an air tank?

seems to me a compressor would have been a better option
After using a 12V compressor for most of last AutoX season, an air tank pumps up the tires so much quicker without having to bother with cables to the cigarette lighter, especially when you check your tire pressures as late as you can before your next run.

Only downside is finding a good gas station. The Mohawk by my house can do at least 85psi's if I remember right.
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Old 04-14-2007, 08:19 PM   #18
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My portable pump has a built in battery Or I could use the air compressor at home, it's just a pain having to bleed the tank after though...
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After using a 12V compressor for most of last AutoX season, an air tank pumps up the tires so much quicker without having to bother with cables to the cigarette lighter, especially when you check your tire pressures as late as you can before your next run.
Also, once the piston in the air compressor starts to heat up, it looses its air pumping efficiency. It will take a while just to bump up your tire pressure up a few PSIs once it heats up.

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Only downside is finding a good gas station. The Mohawk by my house can do at least 85psi's if I remember right.
Yannerd - this Mowhawk is on Parker @ Willingdon Ave. in Burnaby.

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