Tech Tip: Replace Canned Air with a Portable Air Compressor
Oct 05, 2010, 18:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)
"Keeping the insides of our computers clean is a good practice,
but canned air is expensive and wasteful. One alternative is
portable air compressor.
"My home computers live in a dirty environment; out here in the
country we have real dirt and lots of it. So I take them outside a
couple of times a year and blow out all the accumulated dirt and
bugs. Sometimes it's enough to plant potatoes.
"I quit using canned air because it's feeble and it's expensive,
both to me and to the environment. How many millions of those
one-use cans are cluttering landfills? I tried using a Eureka
Mighty Mite vacuum cleaner. That worked OK after I cobbled up an
extra-narrow nozzle out of 3/8" clear tubing.
"But that didn't work as well as I wanted, so I went shopping
for a compressor. (Any excuse for a trip to Home Depot or Lowe's is
a good excuse.) Originally I was thinking of getting a portable