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.