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Old 18-10-2021, 07:43 PM
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It’s really easy, especially if you mount the nut part on a screw, just like putting a balloon onto a pump nozzle.
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Old 10-06-2022, 11:09 PM
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The bunch-o-loons idea is really neat! That would be rather chaotic in an enclosed space or area...and the only ones i see for sell are really small balloons.
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Old 14-06-2022, 11:15 AM
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Wow, I really love the idea of this re-engineered pump!! Small party balloons are not very interesting for me but 40 Unique16 or similar would be very cool for sure!

I just ordered my first bunch-o-balloons set which will be delivered tomorrow. Most probably I will chicken out and stop the pump before they burst but who knows… maybe I’ll make it until the final bang

Please let us know about your progress - I’m really interested in seeing it
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Old 16-06-2022, 01:49 AM
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How much power does the pump have? Is it like a dog hair dyer? I know those have anywhere between 1-3 horsepower depending on brand.
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Old 16-06-2022, 05:22 AM
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I’ve just unboxed my pump and it has 500W which is the same power as a Zibi z-32. But I doubt it will be that quick for a single balloon.

I haven’t tried out the pump yet but I think I could do that today
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Old 24-06-2022, 06:14 PM
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Hello friends,

I would like to tell you about my first experience with this "bunch-o-balloon" pump. After a fairly long looner break, I'm more of a scaredy-cat now... that's why I "only" put 8 balloons on the pump for the first try and fled outside after I had switched on the pump.

The tension was still huge and somehow I had the feeling that it was taking far too long... I just didn't hear a bang for a very long time. I was beginning to think that for some reason the pump wasn't popping the balloons, so I went back inside to stop the test. When I was 3 meters from the balloons it suddenly went BOOM BOOM BOOM... several loud bangs in quick succession and I quickly turned off the pump. There were only three balloons left - but they were incredibly tight and huge!!! A few seconds later BOOM again and there was only one last balloon left.

I still managed to measure the diameter - it was 40.5cm, almost 16"!!! Shortly thereafter there was another bang and the last balloon had dissolved into tiny little pieces.

I think I've passed the baptism of fire with this pump, even if the first try didn't quite go according to plan I can absolutely recommend this pump - it's super exciting and a lot of fun! And the balloons will be much bigger than expected!

Greetings and have fun trying it out
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Old 25-06-2022, 03:31 AM
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thanks for update, were these 12" to start? Need to figure out a good way like loonmaster did and reload with larger balloons!
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Old 26-06-2022, 10:36 AM
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Default Re: Bunch O Balloons : Re-engineered Version 1
Love the nut and bolt style adaptor very nice loon master. Are these a 3D print and if so can you share the stl. If your into 3D printing this Hose connector is fully customisable via Customiser. I have used it to make adaptors for my inflator for bigger balloons.
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Old 28-06-2022, 08:44 PM
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Default Re: Bunch O Balloons : Re-engineered Version 1
I had a new idea for reusing the tubes a few weeks ago. I had a bunch of those cheap one-way valves you get from various looner stores. I pushed out the bit that's supposed to prevent the air from escaping (and only works 10% of the time), pulled the tube through the hole and used some thick glue to seal the holes around it and keep the tube in place.
The plastic flaps on the end of the tubes are now hidden inside the valve and doesn't get in the way when you attach a balloon to it, unlike when I tried it with corks. It's also a lot easier to attach balloons on these.
Downside is of course that it can't hold on to balloons with a wider neck and I'm not sure they will stay on if you try to do blow to pops with them. I tried to inflate 8 11" balloons and it worked really well for that. Definitely a good solution if you're looking to use it for just inflating a bunch of balloons and tie them like usual.
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