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O/T Quick Question Inflatables

Posted by Fun2BHere (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 20, 12 at 20:31

We are away from home and need to get a large figure inflated. It's made like a pool toy, but larger and we can't inflate it with our breath. Is there any place like a sporting goods store or something that would have the equipment and be willing to inflate this for us? Thanks in advance for your suggestions.


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RE: O/T Quick Question Inflatables

Maybe a bike shop?


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RE: O/T Quick Question Inflatables

Don't lots of gas stations or carwashes have a free air pump?


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RE: O/T Quick Question Inflatables

There are pumps on small compressors that should work-- I'd think you'd get one at a sporting goods store or Walmart/Target. A manual bike pump will take much longer (and isn't a whole lot more efficient than blowing) but should work eventually. I'd be concerned/cautious about a gas station air pump.. but that's what I'd use based on convenience and cost.


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RE: O/T Quick Question Inflatables

How about a store where they sell balloons? Of course you don't want it filled with helium, but they may have something for non helium balloons....


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RE: O/T Quick Question Inflatables

There are compressors for water toys, like tubes that are pulled behind boats. There are also foot pumps for things like rafts. What will fit may depend on the valve. Is it like pool tube? Or a bicycle? There are also compressors for inflatable mattresses, but I'm not certain what kind of valve those have. And of course compressors for air tools, but that's probably a little beyond the price you want to spend.


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RE: O/T Quick Question Inflatables

Look for something like this at Target/etc. Maybe even toys r us if you would dare go near any of those stores right now.

This one uses a cig. lighter. They also have ac ones

Here is a link that might be useful: pump


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