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Old 01 March 2010, 19:39   #1
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Air Compressor.. man enough?

Guys,

I want to get an air compressor for pumping up our Zapcat.. does anyone know what sort of size I'd need? Its not something thats going to be use a lot, so I dont want to spend too much... but on the other hand, if its powerful enough to power some air tools... I might get some of those too

I have seen ones like this on ebay... but they look a bit small.. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-50-Litre-C...#ht_1386wt_939

Any thoughts?

thanks

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Old 02 March 2010, 02:40   #2
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you can blow a zap up with a hoover, air tools are a different bag, you'll need something like 15cfm to work some of them
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Hi Ben

You may be better off with an electric pump; for starters and from experience powering a compressor on a beach can prove difficult. A small compressor like that will get it up to pressure ok but may take a while getting there. The hijackers want to be around 10psi so if you go down the electric pump route make sure it is a high pressure pump.

There are a few on our website if you want further info: http://www.rib-shop.com/prodtype.asp...ageHistory=cat
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didn't know you wanted to use the pump on the beach, don't think you'll be lugging a 15cfm down there, i'd keep it simple on the beach (from experience), stick to the foot pump, you'll have trouble running air tools from it though
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stick to the foot pump, you'll have trouble running air tools from it though
I dunno .. maybe he's got a leg like a jackhammer and gets 800 blows a minute off his right foot ....
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I dunno .. maybe he's got a leg like a jackhammer and gets 800 blows a minute off his right foot ....
Won't need any air tools if he can do that.
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The Rule Pump is also a good one to look at
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The Rule Pump is also a good one to look at
I don't think they will have enough pressure for a Zapcat?
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that Bravo at the top of Kierons list is really good., I have one and it blows a 12 metre OD up in a less than 10 minutes and the Zodiac in about 2.

You can trial ours before you buy one if you want
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Thanks guys, I will have a look into the electric ones - didnt even cross my mind!

Stu - might have to take you up on that offer - cheers
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