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Originally Posted by t0adphr0g View Post
For canned air, I prefer the non-bitterant added ones. The bitterant really makes it hard to be around the computer after a cleaning.

Office Depot's store brand has no bitterant, plus the larger can is a must.
I know what you mean. I also hate being able to "taste" the air. I would also recommend a non-bitterant canned air.
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There's an ED500 and an ED500P. What's the difference between the two?
Supposedly they both have the same attachments, at least according to HardOCP forum and the Amazon.com review of the ED500P. Now you guys got me wanting to buy this thing, it's been on my Amazon wishlist for a bit now. A lot of people complained about the noise the ED500 made. But the ED500P is like $62.95.

- $44.99
- $19.89

$64.88, problem solved for $1.93 more to have hearing protection. Get your own respirator device or just don't breathe air while blowing out dust. I have a 50lb air compressor outside but it takes forever to compress and I have to do several sessions to blow out all the dust off of my fan filters. Probably faster to do with this device.

As for canned air, I never had that problem of tasting the air with the bitterant filled Dust Off cans I bought at Costco. I don't buy air cans anymore though, too expensive.
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Read the posts in this thread make me wanna get the Electric Duster.......
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post #24 of 31
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I would strongly suggest that you NOT use an air compressor (with a holding tank). Water condenses in the tank (often mixed with oil) from the motor, which could very well end up being sprayed all over your equipment. We use three dryers in line with our powder coating to keep contamination out. In the summer, we drain over a gallon of water a day from the main tank.

Better safe that sorry...
That's playing it a bit too safe/paranoid IMO. Water blows out from air compressors SO rarely. Even if it did... just disassemble, dab it with towels, wait 24 hrs, reassemble. Not the end of the world.

I have heard of some old, poorly designed air compressors blowing water when they have some sort of failure. Otherwise, it is in amounts so minuscule as to never have an effect on your PC. The chances of that happening are one in a million (give or take).
post #25 of 31
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Supposedly they both have the same attachments, at least according to HardOCP forum and the Amazon.com review of the ED500P. Now you guys got me wanting to buy this thing, it's been on my Amazon wishlist for a bit now. A lot of people complained about the noise the ED500 made. But the ED500P is like $62.95.

Buy ED500 - $44.99
Buy Hearing Protection - $19.89

$64.88, problem solved for $1.93 more to have hearing protection. Get your own respirator device or just don't breathe air while blowing out dust. I have a 50lb air compressor outside but it takes forever to compress and I have to do several sessions to blow out all the dust off of my fan filters. Probably faster to do with this device.

As for canned air, I never had that problem of tasting the air with the bitterant filled Dust Off cans I bought at Costco. I don't buy air cans anymore though, too expensive.
Is that "gizmo" THAT LOUD?
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Get this. Save you some money in the long run. The only caveat is that it's loud.
I use that. It's excellent, but damn, it's LOUD.
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post #27 of 31
get the datavac, you wont be sorry! and yes, its loud but not anything you cant handle for 10-15 minutes. mine came 2 days ago and im still amazed at how much dust came out of my rig.
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post #28 of 31
+1 for DataVac. It's a must have
post #29 of 31
I bought an air mattress for guests to sleep on. I pulled the pump from the air mattress and use that to dust out my computer and any elses computer that i fix. Saves me money from buying canned air and I dont have to buy the reusable compressed air thing.
post #30 of 31
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Originally Posted by predcon View Post
How....are any of you getting the air anywhere close enough to your noses to smell the bitterant? The cans come with the little red straw thing for a reason, along with instructions to point the business end AWAY from your face.
you don't smell it mate, you taste it. When its in the air you taste it, it will make you gag.
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