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Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 03-07-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Posted By john1bl
Re: Long term Balloon Storage - Tuftex 17

If you are going to pack your balloon in a gas why not use nitrogen? it is inert and is easy attained.
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 15-06-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,402
Posted By john1bl
Re: Theory about the downfall of Qualatex

I think the fall of Qualitex is because thay got what they wanted and got arrogant!! They worked the make the definition of a latex balloon "11 inches heilun filled and may be a Disney print". This...
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 23-04-2022, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By john1bl
Re: What kind of balloon is this?

I think the bubble wrap the kids and helicopter parents kill the balloons as toys era. I can understand being risk avers but things have gotten redicilous.
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 22-04-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By john1bl
Re: Question about 17 inch, trying to identify brand

I know that some car dealers used a brand called megatex in the past.
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 22-04-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By john1bl
Re: What kind of balloon is this?

Before the rise of decorator balloons, There was balloons as toys and noveltys. There were many shapes and sizes that was made by many companies. The sucess of Pioneer balloons have killed the toy...
Forum: Non-Poppers 21-04-2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,405
Posted By john1bl
Re: Walmart 36"

I got some 12" from Walmart and the balloons were 9". Beware of the bait and switch at Walmart
Forum: The Blue Room 15-04-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By john1bl
Re: Does anyone know ElectroBOOM?

Ya he is a nut and fun to watch.
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 20-12-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,837
Posted By john1bl
Re: there seems to be a balloon shortage

They are still in the cataloge, BUT there is a note that indicated that there is a min quanity to order.
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 25-11-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,286
Posted By john1bl
Re: Balloon Knotting

As for knots, I use a half knot with not problems. I just make sure that the mouth is actully half way thought. On larger balloon I like to use clips. Oh for practice almost all of my balloons are...
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 03-11-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By john1bl
Re: Adjusting electric pump volume (speed, noise)

I an not sure but I think you are looking for a variac. This is a ajustable transformer. This works on some AC motors. The only other way to contol the speed of a AC motor is useing a VFD (variable...
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 11-02-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,495
Posted By john1bl
Re: Pic pic balloons....

Ok, There was a post on August where I thought you ordered from balloon home and liked the product. Were they not the "Unique 16"?? I know I like using them.
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 11-02-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,524
Posted By john1bl
Re: what kind of balloon is this?

Those were the P15. Buster is right, it looks like it is out of production!!
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 10-02-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,495
Posted By john1bl
Re: Pic pic balloons....

I thought Celebrity brand was still made by Occidental latex in Mexico. The ones I have ordered seen to be the same balloons that I got from Kaboom Balloons years ago. Also look at the colors names...
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 01-02-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,495
Posted By john1bl
Re: Pic pic balloons....

I don't know.
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 27-01-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,552
Posted By john1bl
Re: Cordless pump

All these small inflator pumps will be ear splitting. The noise is the byproduct of the impeller working and there is no easy solution to stop or reduce the noise. The only solution would be a fish...
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 27-01-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,495
Posted By john1bl
Re: Pic pic balloons....

If you are looking for Unique/Payaso/Mexican 16" balloon here is a sourse that I have used in the past.
https://www.balloonhome.com/16-PLAIN-COLOR-HELIUM-BALLOONS-GROSS-PACK-144_p_90.html
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 26-01-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,552
Posted By john1bl
Re: Cordless pump

The problem you are running into is the battery pack and charger. I have Ryobi tools so I can get this for USD 30,but I have the batteries and charger already. This air pump is make by TTI in Hong...
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 17-01-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,107
Posted By john1bl
Re: Qualitex 16" balloon availability??

I agree with the covid measures and the SKU number that Pioneer has to produce so yea, They might be sacrificing the 16" production for 11" I have also seen funsational balloon in Target, so that...
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 16-01-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,107
Posted By john1bl
Re: Qualitex 16" balloon availability??

OK, but Maple City Rubber is keeping up and Pioneer is not. Could this be an automation issue or a local regulatory issue?
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 15-01-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,107
Posted By john1bl
Qualitex 16" balloon availability??

I have been watching the supply of Qualitex 16" balloon dwindle over the past months. I there any reason for this? Tuftex in the USA have replenished the stock and even added some new colors. It just...
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 21-12-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,017
Posted By john1bl
Re: RCR Balloon

RCR balloon were make by Maple City Rubber and have the shelf life issues that Tuftex balloons have. I has several that died on the shelf.
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 08-12-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,071
Posted By john1bl
Re: Tamafu's Unique 16"

https://www.balloonhome.com/16-PLAIN-COLOR-HELIUM-BALLOONS-GROSS-PACK-144_p_90.html
Forum: Poppers 06-11-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,248
Posted By john1bl
Re: It is real b2p?

I would call it a blow to pop. The rubber has enough stress to be ripped apart sometime during the last blow into it. A balloon's rubber doesn't fail in a brittle fashion. The balloon is popping...
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 27-10-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,779
Posted By john1bl
Re: Looking for this kind of balloon

I have looked at too many balloon sellers!!!!
https://balloune-qc.com/en/payaso/88-590-gl700-pastel.html#/10-color-red
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 25-10-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,779
Posted By john1bl
Re: Looking for this kind of balloon

This looks like and S and T from balloon lovers corner. I am not sure you want to deal with them and I don't know what the age of the balloons would be.
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