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We are always on the lookout for interesting tools and homeowner helps to share with our audience. During a quick (is there ever such a thing?) trip to Target, we spotted a new offering from the company that makes Zuru Bunch O Balloons water balloons. We've used those on many occasions with the grands. They are so much fun!
Well, we were intrigued with the new Bunch O Balloons Self-Sealing Party Balloons. We saw a starter pack that includes a pump, and a refill pack that comes with an adapter to use with an air compressor. As you know, we have lots of tools and we just happen to have an air compressor--light bulb moment. We decided to buy both so we could share how to use an air compressor to fill the balloons.
But, first...we needed an occasion to celebrate! More on that later...
The instructions for filling the balloons with an air compressor are limited. We have an assortment of air compressor hose attachments, so we started trying the various components to see what would work with the balloon adapter. You'll see in the video a close up of the various things we used. You can also check out the materials list. The refill pack comes with that yellow adapter you see Steph putting on the hose tip.
Moment of truth! The instructions gave no mention of what PSI to set the compressor so we arbitrarily chose to set it at 90PSI with the hopes that would not be too much! Here goes! We set the timer on the Alexa enabled Echo clock behind us and filled the balloons for 40 seconds. Success! 90PSI was PERFECT!
Final thoughts. We were very impressed with this product. It performs exactly as advertised and the balloons are good quality. None of the balloons broke during inflation. We did have a few break, but we're surprised only three did as there are a lot of sharp things in the garage. It's not really optimal conditions for balloons! But that does show how hardy they are.
If you already own an air compressor, there is no need to buy the party pump unless you want the convenience of a smaller tool. I hope when Zuru, maker of the Bunch O Balloons Portable Party Balloon Electric Air Pump Starter Pack and refills, updates their consumer information or website, they add a little more information about how to use an air compressor as this method worked really well.
So, what do you think? Have you tried these balloons yet?
I think I see a balloon arch in our future! (Also, the packaging says they are reusable. So we will be trying that out once these balloons deflate).
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