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Old 02-03-2008, 11:34 AM   #15
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I just bought the Husky for $99 from Home Depot. Small and powerful. Fills up my 19.5" tires no problem.
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Old 02-04-2008, 08:08 AM   #16
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Thanks for those recommendations. I'm looking at the Craftsman 2 gallon air compressor. Has anyone experience with this product? It's only $119 and has an accessory kit (parts of which the reviews say are cheezy). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have the Craftsman 2 gallon, and it has been great. It works to 150psi (I use it to fill my front tires to 110+ regularly). It does take up quite a bit of space however. Don't get it confused with the tankless version which goes for $20 less. It only works to 125psi, and is a little smaller. Got mine on sale for $99 3 or 4 years ago.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:28 AM   #17
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">How do you "trick" the compressor to run??

Can the low pressure start switch be adjusted to kick in at 100#?? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

There is a pressure release that can be opened to drop the pressure below the cut-in (I think mine is about 90#). Once it starts, it will usually run while you are inflating.

I don't know of any way to adjust the cut-in pressure on this compressor.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:07 AM   #18
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Easier way, Just press the button in the center of the air chuck with your thumbnail to release some air. When the motor starts, put the chuck on you tire's valve stem and hold it there wntil the compressor fills both the compressor's tank and your tire. If you hold it long enough it will fill to the max rating of your compressor.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:28 AM   #19
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Got it!

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Old 02-05-2008, 08:52 AM   #20
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How to trick the compressor to run and fill the tire to max (say, 90PSI)-----

Push the small valve in the chuck to release air in the compressor tank until the compressor starts to run, as Jerry Forewood said, only get a truck chuck that has threads in the chuck, by the small valve, and put it on the tire valve. Now you can go get a coke and sit back and watch the pressure on the compressor tank build as the tire does also-- works great. The threads hold it on to the tire valve without you having to sit and hold it
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:23 AM   #21
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Max Hubrich:
How to trick the compressor to run and fill the tire to max (say, 90PSI)-----

Push the small valve in the chuck to release air in the compressor tank until the compressor starts to run, as Jerry Forewood said, only get a truck chuck that has threads in the chuck, by the small valve, and put it on the tire valve. Now you can go get a coke and sit back and watch the pressure on the compressor tank build as the tire does also-- works great. The threads hold it on to the tire valve without you having to sit and hold it </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You are not supposed to ever hold the chuck by hand when filling these high pressure tires. SOP is to use a locking chuck with a six foot extension that has the gauge and shut off valve at least six feet from the tire. An inflation accident is usually sevear and can be fatal.
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:38 AM   #22
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after reading these posts i'm wondering why the dp guys don't use their coach air supply? i've used ours on the last two dp's. i am glad however neilv reminded me of the dangers involved. going to my auto parts store and buy some new stuff. thanks jim
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The caution raised by neilv applies primarily to the initial airing up of a newly mounted tire and seating the bead on the rim. A tire cage is also recommended for that task. Follow up air checks and top offs are routinely done without those measures. Have tires exploded during an air check - yes but those instances have been extremely rare. If one takes the position of 100% guaranteed safety, none of us would ever take to the road.
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fleetman, you have an interesting theory about life! after doing all the interesting things i've done in my life and still be able to be alive is amazing in itself so i think spending 20 bucks to prevent a maybe is pretty cheap!
just my personel opinion.
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Jim,
Let's not get into a "flaming" contest. I stated some industry wide practices and an opinion. To each his own.
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Porter Cable 6 gal 150 PSI pancake . never leave home without it. rated at 4.0 SCFM at 90 lbs. Will fill 120 tire fast
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