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Old 11-25-2008, 05:59 PM   #15
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I would like to add. I would not reccomend filling tires from an aircompressor that does not have a good air dryer on it, esspecially when filling alluminum rims. The moisture created from hot cylinders compressing air then storing in a tank then pumping humid compressed air into you tires is sure to cause the corrossion on the bead which causes flat or low tires on the first cold day, or when significant temp change occurs.

PS Pardon my spelling those are some big words
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:29 PM   #16
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I have not needed to add pressure for about 21 months using nitrogen. You can check out the past links. I am a believer in spite of the sarcastic nay sayers
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:35 PM   #17
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My air compressor delivers a nice 78% nitrogen blend. Think I will keep using it.
YEP

IMHO waste of money.... unless you Stream at Indy.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:24 PM   #18
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I have not needed to add pressure for about 21 months using nitrogen. You can check out the past links. I am a believer in spite of the sarcastic nay sayers
Hey I'm not sarcastic I used Nitro in the past but was told I was nuts doing so!

I would go back to it but...........................
the Engineers.......................... they scare me!

and if the sarcastic remark wasn't directed at me ( the X Nitro user) then I must be paranoid and apologize for this responce
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:41 PM   #19
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The first thing on my list when a hurricane warning is announced is to make about [3] trips to the gas station to fill my air tank and then to top off the trailer tires, and some other tires around the house. A pain, and a waste of time. If nitrogen-filled tires don't lose pressure -- and cut down on interior moisture -- then that is a gain. I would only need to alter the truck rear tires (up by 25-lbs) and a single fill of the air tank for the wheelbarrow, two dollies, etc. And then a fill and fuel on the way out of town.
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The first thing on my list when a hurricane warning is announced is to make about [3] trips to the gas station to fill my air tank and then to top off the trailer tires, and some other tires around the house. A pain, and a waste of time. If nitrogen-filled tires don't lose pressure -- and cut down on interior moisture -- then that is a gain. I would only need to alter the truck rear tires (up by 25-lbs) and a single fill of the air tank for the wheelbarrow, two dollies, etc. And then a fill and fuel on the way out of town.
Or go to the nearest welding supply and get a tank of your own or 12v portable compressor
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:32 PM   #21
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I get all my tires from Costco and they fill the tires with N, as part of their service. They'll also fill up my air tank and top off my vehicle tires. Since N is inert it is not effected by altitude ( used in aircraft tires).
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:18 PM   #22
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Or go to the nearest welding supply and get a tank of your own or 12v portable compressor
Yeah, agreed, but too much money yet to spend on house prep items first (build shutters, etc). If no hurry-cane in '09 then maybe I can spring for it. A nitrogen fill is on the list -- cheap by comparison.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:49 AM   #23
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A simple and inexpensive line dryer will solve 99% of any water that may delivered. As air is mostly nitrogen, getting 100% nitrogen is just a revenue generator for those who supply this "service".

Of course I have a small portable 12v compressor in the truck with me on all trips which does not have a line dryer, but in the event I need it, I would always opt to use it or even a gas station compressor in the event of a dire need. Most times than not, I set the tire pressures at home using my main compressor with a line dryer, and off I go.

To each their own though.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:51 AM   #24
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With five vehicles and two trailers (both double axle) I have 35 mounted and air up tires on rims. This includes spares. At $10 a tire I would be chuncking out $350.

The air compressor with dryer works well for me saving me time and cost of gas driving over to some place to install N in my tires.

I have an added bonus in the relative humidity is usually in single digit land. Except for days like today when it did rain and the humidity is 78%.

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Oxygen and moisture are the biggest factor in corosion inside the rim,install nitrogen and you get rid of both.I have 24 tires on different vehicles,and they all have Nitrogen. I keep at least 2 tanks around,because I install medical gas lines,nitrogen must be flowed thru the lines to prevent oxidation from the heat & oxygen.Some one stated nitrogen is flamable,that is far from the truth,you can put out a fire with nitrogen. Plumber Dave
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Oxygen and moisture are the biggest factor in corosion inside the rim,install nitrogen and you get rid of both.I have 24 tires on different vehicles,and they all have Nitrogen. I keep at least 2 tanks around,because I install medical gas lines,nitrogen must be flowed thru the lines to prevent oxidation from the heat & oxygen.Some one stated nitrogen is flamable,that is far from the truth,you can put out a fire with nitrogen. Plumber Dave

I have about 18, so a tanks looks better and better.
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Interesting, today the RF tire went rim flat on my wife's car. Pumped it up with reg dried compressed air. Found a nail in the tread. Will have to get it fixed tommorrow.

Would have used up a whole tire's worth of N if it had such. BTW humidity fell to 58% when I ran the compressor to fill the tire.

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BTW one of the advantages of AZ is the low humidity. Average rain fall in the Phoenix area is less than 10 inches. A disadvantage is the lack of rain on the road. The debris does not get washed away because of the lack of rain.

So I guess I takes the good with the bad.

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