Life Hack: DIY Refillable Canned Air for Life

Canned air (or condensed air) has various uses around the house of office, including cleaning electronics and internal components, blowing debris of sensitive equipment or hard-to-reach places, cleaning keyboards, computer fans or air conditioning vents in your car. A can of air will run you between $5-10 a bottle, but here’s a slick trick to [...]

Canned air (or condensed air) has various uses around the house of office, including cleaning electronics and internal components, blowing debris of sensitive equipment or hard-to-reach places, cleaning keyboards, computer fans or air conditioning vents in your car. A can of air will run you between $5-10 a bottle, but here’s a slick trick to refill a bottle of canned air using an air pump.

To pull this life hack off, you will need a valve from an old bike tire, a bonding agent, drill (or nail), and bike pump.

Step 1: Ensure the can of air is COMPLETELY EMPTY before drilling a hole into its side. This can be done using a drill bit for precision or a nail if that’s all you have.

Step 2: Insert the bike tire valve, making sure it fits snug.

Step 3: Apply a strong putty or glue with a high PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) rating around the edge of the valve and wait for it to dry.

Step 4: Read the can of air to see how much PSI is can handle. Fill the can using the pump, but make sure not to overfill it.

Step 5: Use the canned air to clean your keyboard, electronics or scare your pets.

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