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Old 04-10-2010, 11:27 AM   #1
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I'd like to get a portable air compressor to fill tires and a portable tank. I'd rather have something more compact than large enough to run air tools or anything.

There are all sorts of form factors and models available. What's reliable and has good performance? What can I do to dry the air on a small unit like that?
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:49 AM   #2
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Wow, I thought this would be like an oil thread!

Instead, tweet, tweet....
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:00 AM   #3
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You could get one of these:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=65594

and fill it up at a gas station.
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:37 AM   #4
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i use that exact tank and it works perfect
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you might check out the CH wall mount system that lowes has. its a little over price but sounds like it would fit your goal. has a main small wallmount unit and you can add a take away tank next to it that you can take with you.
the center and right in the pic
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:47 PM   #6
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If you're not looking to run any tools, a 12 volt air compressor that runs on a car cigarette lighter works very well. They're not as fast as 110volt plug in the wall ones, but they get the job done. Depending on the model, the 12 volt ones may have to cool off for awhile after filling a flat car tire or a portable air tank.

If you're looking for something portable, faster, and capable of adding a drier, this one might work... it clips directly onto a car battery though. I've seen one of these in use and it does fill up a flat tire pretty quickly.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=66399

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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=94733
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Old 05-10-2010, 02:30 PM   #7
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just get anything that you can add oil too
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