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I dislike inflating my tyres on garage forecourts, so I don't check tyre pressures as often as I should. Also there's the problem of the trouble & strife who has never inflated a tyre in her life (but then, I cannot make pastry), so her tyre pressures are checked/inflated even less often. = A Bad Thing.

So... Have decided to buy a compressor, with appropriate fittings, so I can do this job at home. Probably keep it under the bench at end of garage.

First question is, does anyone know what size built-in tank I should get with it, to give enough capacity to top up all four rubbers on the LS, without waiting for it to "charge up" in mid-use?

Second question, is there a minimum horsepower I should go for? 1.5hp? 2hp? Or more?

Hope someone can help, in case I buy something that's too feeble for the job.

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Thanks for link, Jock Super Seven. Interesting.

But can anyone tell me how fast is the Michelin inflator? Will it top up, say 4 psi, in a few seconds? That is, as fast as a forecourt jobbie?

Can't see it being as fast as a forecourt one. But what's the rush may I ask?

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But what's the rush may I ask?

I TAKE YOUR POINT. IT'S JUST THAT I DID ONCE BUY A SMALL DIAPHRAGM-TYPE inflator AND WHEN I TRIED TO ADD ABOUT 3 PSI TO ONE MY TYRES, I GREW A BEARD WAITING. HOPEFULLY THE MICHELIN THINGY IS BETTER THAN THIS.

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Get a GOOD digital pressure gauge!

Halfords of all places have a nice one, just make sure you get the one that does BAR & PSI about £16 in a nice case too.

So long as you do not have any punctures or leaky valves, you won't need to inflate that often, so a foot pump is probably ideal, and it's a reason not to go to the gym too!

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Get a GOOD digital pressure gauge!

Halfords of all places have a nice one, just make sure you get the one that does BAR & PSI about £16 in a nice case too.

So long as you do not have any punctures or leaky valves, you won't need to inflate that often, so a foot pump is probably ideal, and it's a reason not to go to the gym too!

A Track Pump is very easy to operate & takes 4 strokes to add 1psi:used this method for years!

Terry

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