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Free Air - Anymore?
#1325169 Fri Sep 06 2019 11:41 PM
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Most of the gas stations here have become mini-marts and air if available is not free. Some vendors will turn on the pumps if you buy something but the last time I used one I had to have him reset the pump 4 times. Very weak pressure and it was obvious it had not been used much as there was a lot of water vapour in the air.
I have a bicycle pump that goes up to 120 psi and wonder if it would work. Its they style that you stand on flaps on the base and use both hands to pump. Anybody tried it?
Also may have to buy one of those 12 volt battery powered units that plug into the cigar lighter. The lighter in my truck does not work.
I only need it to top up the pressure.


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Re: Free Air - Anymore?
Sedgewick #1325171 Fri Sep 06 2019 11:58 PM
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Find a vehicle in a salvage yard that has air shocks or air suspension and scavenge the battery powered air pump from it. The Buick Rainier (Fancy Chevy Tahoe) that I drove for a while even had a built-in air hose in the right rear by the tailgate that could reach all the tires.
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Re: Free Air - Anymore?
Sedgewick #1325335 Sun Sep 08 2019 05:48 PM
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Good idea, thanks.


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Re: Free Air - Anymore?
Sedgewick #1325339 Sun Sep 08 2019 06:46 PM
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I believe some states have a requirement for gas stations to provide air for free, CT and CA come to mind.


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Re: Free Air - Anymore?
Sedgewick #1325382 Mon Sep 09 2019 12:42 AM
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I think Indiana requires it to be free if you ask.


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Re: Free Air - Anymore?
Sedgewick #1325444 Mon Sep 09 2019 03:29 PM
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I have one at the house I bought in the 70's that I haven't seen any others like it. It's a 110v unit but we had a generator we carried with the circle track car. You set the pressure, use a clamp on chuck and when the pressure is met it freewheels. If left sit and the pressure drops below setting it kicks back on. No reserve tank, just the compressor.


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Re: Free Air - Anymore?
Sedgewick #1325512 Mon Sep 09 2019 09:13 PM
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There are States that make air free. Here in the great wet north I don't know. Every place I tried they wanted a buck and the air supply was so weak it would hardly fill a tire.


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