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Old May 5, 2012, 04:15 PM
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Hey folks... needed some advise/assistance. I have a system that is pretty dusty and I'm trying to find alternatives for blowing out the dust away without using many cans of air or spending a ton on a compressor..

What are some options: blow dry, vacuum cleaner.. any others ?
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I bought a 1/3 HP oiless air compressor from Canadian tire last year for $60 comes with a 3 year warranty, just make sure to drain the condensation from the tank before each use. Another option is this thing, very highly recommended by many PC forums, but I couldn't justify paying the same price for this little thing.
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I recently became aware of this awesome looking product. I am considering purchasing it myself. If you are ok with spending the money up front it looks like a great alternative to cans.

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I personally have only every used a vacuum and qtips, or cans of compressed gas (6 cans for $19.99 @ costco). Some interesting alternatives mentioned above already.
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I personally have only every used a vacuum and qtips, or cans of compressed gas (6 cans for $19.99 @ costco). Some interesting alternatives mentioned above already.
That's what I buy, but that cheap $60 blower looks good. I might give it a shot.
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I usually use can of compressed air, but I'll need a bit of them to clean up, hence I'm looking for a different alternative. That Metro Vacuum looks interesting, seems it's pretty popular, Canada computers has it for not so much, I might pick it up..
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Vacuum cleaner for me. I don't trust compressed air. Plus I heard it's poisonous.
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Long time printer techs told me vacuum's generate too much static. I haven't seen one zap a system tho... yet.
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True.. thought I'd clear it out though, I looked at this thing briefly, it apparently is not a vacuum but a blower, it blows air and doesn't suck it.. But with that said, I'll try a blow dryer first, $15 vs $50, definitely try what I have first..!
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True.. thought I'd clear it out though, I looked at this thing briefly, it apparently is not a vacuum but a blower, it blows air and doesn't suck it.. But with that said, I'll try a blow dryer first, $15 vs $50, definitely try what I have first..!
The increased cost is because the air is static free, and you would have to custom make a tip to narrow it down to get any power from the hairdryer, which will overheat it.
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