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I am looking at getting a compressor for home to pump up tubeless tyres. What is the size that I need?

The big thing is short term pump rate? Any advice?

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Good question, I was wondering the same thing. I saw one of those cheapies at Midas the other day and wondered if it would have enough oomph to seat a tubeless tyre. I'm guessing it wont be able to pump fast enough or output high enough pressure.

 

The local petrol station is always an option too.

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I got myself a Lezyne floor pump, with a high pressure barrel. Inflates tubeless tyres without any problems.

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I've always managed with a floor pump, compressor is overkill. Sometimes it needs vigorous action, and tweaking of the bead. Also some liquid soap on a damp sponge wiped inside the bead and seating are helps.

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I always battle with a foot-pump - sometimes you get lucky. I am just tired of battling. I do not change tires often enough as a result.

Maybe i am not a good enough pomp - need mechanical help - must be an age thing : :D

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I have a 24l Compressor and it works just fine for tubeless can even fill up my cars tires as well

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go to your local petrol station, they got soapy water all ready to help seat new tyres and the compressor.....just need one of those shraeder to presta adapter for your valves......

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Your spare tyre on your car has all the pressure you need. Get a meggefterjie for both valves, get a ball valve (thoses thingies they use for water taps with the red handles), get a length of hose that will handle the pressure, get some jubilee clips, assemble it. Buy one of those 4x4 pumps to attach to the battery to re-inflate your spare and you are ready to go.

 

Cheep and cheerfull!

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Your spare tyre on your car has all the pressure you need. Get a meggefterjie for both valves, get a ball valve (thoses thingies they use for water taps with the red handles), get a length of hose that will handle the pressure, get some jubilee clips, assemble it. Buy one of those 4x4 pumps to attach to the battery to re-inflate your spare and you are ready to go.

 

Cheep and cheerfull!

Hmmm. But my bakkie tires are pumped 2.2 bar and the ust bead usually only seats properly at about 2.5bar.

Interesting idea though. Maybe for those Marie biscuit spare tires pumped at 4 bar. But then again you might need more volume.

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Hmmm. But my bakkie tires are pumped 2.2 bar and the ust bead usually only seats properly at about 2.5bar.

Interesting idea though. Maybe for those Marie biscuit spare tires pumped at 4 bar. But then again you might need more volume.

 

I have seen 4x4 tyres seated like this. Better idea than using lighter fluid!

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The 24l ones you can get for about R799 is more then enough for tyres and most DIY jobs. Just remember they are noisy.

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I've done it with the 12v 4x4 pumps fine before.

 

The one time that wouldn't work, a bomb worked just fine. R20 for a bomb vs R1200 for a compressor?

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I've done it with the 12v 4x4 pumps fine before.

 

The one time that wouldn't work, a bomb worked just fine. R20 for a bomb vs R1200 for a compressor?

 

I would love to see a 12v pump or a bomb do anything else. And if you are paying R1200, you are being ripped off big time.

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