Welch wrote: A good chunk of the systems I get in have some form of oil or moisture that cakes the dust on in slightly sticky layers.
Welch wrote: Also, what do you mean empty the tank? Do air compressors accumulate moisture much in the same way that air conditioners do?
Welch wrote:Those little canister vacuums you guys linked would be cool, but I just don't see them having the same pressure that canned air has, or do they?
Welch wrote:Makes sense, compression of moist air and condensation, ect. Good thing its dry as hell where I'm at, but still good information to have, thank you.
So your saying its got the same or better pressure than a fresh can of canned air? If that's the case and its got a straw attachment, I'm willing to give it a go. As much as I thought this was a good excuse to buy an air compressor, this may do the job better, which I'm totally down for. The review videos I saw looked alright, but I'm concerned with the focus of the blast. I'd like to get the most focus while still remaining safe for the components, which by the way, people totally under estimate what most of those components can handle. Hell, I've full on vacuumed almost directly on motherboards with my vacuum wand, careful of course not to rub or knock anything. Never had an issue. I think most people think that the components inside a computer are ultra fragile delicate pieces of artwork, not capable of taking too much sun. Shock, g-force, moisture and all sorts of other tolerances on these parts are insane compared to what they were 20, 15 and even 10 years ago.
So, if you can honestly tell me that in your experience... the Metro ED500 has the same or better focus blast that of a damn good thing of canned air, then I will buy one to try it out.
Derfer wrote:I have the metro vac and I still end up buying canned air. The metro is good for blasting out big bits of dust in a very dusty case, but even with the detailing attachment it can't focus enough force to blow off that fine dust you get on the back of cards and on fan blades in filtered cases. A compressor beats them both easily for detail and volume work though. Just be careful about how close you get especially to brittle fans. I like to hold the fans still so they don't juice up from spinning.
Ethyriel wrote:Aphasia wrote:I have a home unit with a 35L tank
Was that supposed to be 3.5L, because 35L is pretty damned big for home use.
This, they're just computers and those things are great.
If you need more focused power than that to clean them your running environment isn't safe for non-industrial rated components anyways. (some of the absolutely disgusting animal/smoker abuse I've seen qualifies for this)
If its multi-purpose (e.g. also for your garage) then sure feel free to deal with the extra considerations of a compressor, otherwise the metro pays for itself in a couple cans.
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