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Hi,

 

I wanna buy canned air to clean my pc, never used one before. But I'm very confused about them since google tells me the gas they release is toxic to breath yet in videos everyone uses it with no mask or anything, I probably sound stupid but can someone let me know how dangerous and toxic it is to use canned air and if there are any safer methods, and should I do this outside because of the toxic gas? and if not, how long should I wait outside the room after spraying canned air, and can I used canned air to clean out a PSU, and does which brand I buy matter? if so, what are safe and reputable brands to purchase from?

 

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Its to keep people from huffing the can, because once you ride the train, you might try again

 

 

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2 minutes ago, JakeSlyer said:

Hi,

 

I wanna buy canned air to clean my pc, never used one before. But I'm very confused about them since google tells me the gas they release is toxic to breath yet in videos everyone uses it with no mask or anything, I probably sound stupid 

Freons are not so toxic anymore, but i wouldnt aim it to your face or use it upside down. Keep those 2 in mind and you should be fine.

 

And for brands, anything goes. As i say, theyre just packed refrigerants, brand doesnt affect gases quality.

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Or you could use a vacuum to gently suck dust out of your PC and avoid spending the money altogether

 

i rinse my dust filters using tap water and let them dry as well

 

that pretty much cleans my OC right out with a minimum of fuss-although the can getting cold when you spray it is pretty fun I’ll admit

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28 minutes ago, SorryClaire said:

Freons are not so toxic anymore, but i wouldnt aim it to your face or use it upside down. Keep those 2 in mind and you should be fine.

 

And for brands, anything goes. As i say, theyre just packed refrigerants, brand doesnt affect gases quality.

Thanks for the reply, I ended up ordering Blow-Off air duster, I hope I made a good chioice

3 minutes ago, 0591ryan said:

Or you could use a vacuum to gently suck dust out of your PC and avoid spending the money altogether

 

i rinse my dust filters using tap water and let them dry as well

 

that pretty much cleans my OC right out with a minimum of fuss-although the can getting cold when you spray it is pretty fun I’ll admit

It is hard to get dust out from the inside of your GPU, PSU, CPU Cooler, and other hard to reach areas with a vacuum (unless you take the CPU Cooler off), I used water to clean my dust filters too

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7 minutes ago, 0591ryan said:

Or you could use a vacuum

No, no, no, and no. Static buildup can and will happen when you forcefully vacuum it, Its better for you to not use a vacuum. Blow, dont suck.

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8 minutes ago, 0591ryan said:

Or you could use a vacuum to gently suck dust out of your PC and avoid spending the money altogether

 

i rinse my dust filters using tap water and let them dry as well

 

that pretty much cleans my OC right out with a minimum of fuss-although the can getting cold when you spray it is pretty fun I’ll admit

 

1 minute ago, JakeSlyer said:

Thanks for the reply, I ended up ordering Blow-Off air duster, I hope I made a good chioice

It is hard to get dust out from the inside of your GPU, PSU, CPU Cooler, and other hard to reach areas with a vacuum (unless you take the CPU Cooler off), I used water to clean my dust filters too

Vacuums are no go. Unless specially made for PC use. Use datavac or similar instead of canned air. Much easier and cheaper in the long run. 

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2 minutes ago, JakeSlyer said:

Thanks for the reply, I ended up ordering Blow-Off air duster, I hope I made a good chioice

It is hard to get dust out from the inside of your GPU, PSU, CPU Cooler, and other hard to reach areas with a vacuum (unless you take the CPU Cooler off), I used water to clean my dust filters too

I guess I just don’t get as dusty to need canned air-whatever works for you mate

 

tons of fun to feel the can get cold as the refrigerant gets released

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3 minutes ago, DoctorNick said:

 

Vacuums are no go. Unless specially made for PC use. Use datavac or similar instead of canned air. Much easier and cheaper in the long run. 

Why? I’ve never heard this although that’s not saying much-I’ll look into datavac myself 

 

edit:and my question is answered elsewhere

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On 8/4/2021 at 6:58 AM, Tristerin said:

Its to keep people from huffing the can, because once you ride the train, you might try again

 

 

Turning the can upside down and releasing the bittering agent is a good way to clear a room and make it uninhabitable for a few hours. However, I don't believe it's toxic unless you do huff it, which is pretty impossible because of the bittering agent. 

Source: work experience. I was the guy who forced everyone to take an early lunch that day.

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On 8/4/2021 at 1:56 PM, JakeSlyer said:

Hi,

 

I wanna buy canned air to clean my pc, never used one before. But I'm very confused about them since google tells me the gas they release is toxic to breath yet in videos everyone uses it with no mask or anything, I probably sound stupid but can someone let me know how dangerous and toxic it is to use canned air and if there are any safer methods, and should I do this outside because of the toxic gas? and if not, how long should I wait outside the room after spraying canned air, and can I used canned air to clean out a PSU, and does which brand I buy matter? if so, what are safe and reputable brands to purchase from?

 

Thanks

One time i bought a can which had liquid petroleum in it - very toxic.

After short time of use i suffocated,you can breath but feels like no air going in since the body uses petroleum gases (aka oil) instead of oxygen.

I almost passed out from the thing.

 

Also the thing was extremely cold to the point you can get a cold burn from it.

 

Make sure to look what they put in those cans and search it on google.

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