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Outdoor Master Whale Review: Rechargeable SUP Air Pump

Outdoor Master’s Whale SUP air pump is a small, portable pump that can be used for everything from SUPs to inflatable boats to air mattresses.  The pump can be set to automatically fill your inflatable to the desired PSI and will turn off when it reaches that level of inflation. It is simple to use …

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How Do Air Pumps Work?

In 1659, Otto von Guericke invented the first air pump, a vacuum-style mechanism utilizing a simple piston. This machine, with a hand-operated plug and valve, helped give early scientists insight into the physics of a vacuum-like never before. Since then, dozens of advancements improved these original and simplistic air pumps and optimized them for specific …

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Will Air Pumps Make Balloons Float?

No. At least without a little help, they won’t, but luckily there are a few other ways to make balloons float. If a balloon is filled with the same air outside the balloon, the relatively denser external membrane (usually and hereafter referred to as plastic) will bring the entire balloon crashing down.  To overcome this …

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Can you Use a Marine Battery for a Sump Pump?

Your sump pump can be a lifesaver in the event of a flooded basement. But what if the storm that causes the flooding also knocks out your power? Sump pumps are generally hooked into your home’s electrical system. That means even a momentary power outage during a storm can lead to some serious water damage …

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How To Quickly Fill An Inflatable Boat (properly & safely)?

Filling an inflatable boat might sound obvious. However, there’s more than meets the eye. You must assemble and fill the boat correctly; otherwise, it could be a safety hazard. We’ll cover: How to fill an inflatable boat quickly and safely Can you fill it with foam? How long does it take to fill an inflatable …

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How Do You Air Up A Pontoon Boat?

Pontoon boats are boats that skim across the water using floats, or pontoons. In many large pontoon boats, the pontoons have hard shells; however, in some smaller one- or two-person boats, the pontoons may be inflatable. If you’ve recently purchased one of these small pontoon boats, you may be wondering how to inflate the pontoons. …

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Why Do Inflatables Deflate In The Sun? (without a leak)

An inflatable boat can deflate over time by the sun’s heat and UV rays on it. The process is quite simple. When we blow up an inflatable through a pump, we fill it up with warm air. The sun causes the air inside to expand, which then leads the vinyl air tubes to become stiff. …

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How To Deflate And Fold Inflatable Boats Properly?

Are you wondering how to deflate an inflatable boat? Maybe you’re trying to store one for winter or you’re considering buying one but you want to know everything about them before you do. Your reason for wanting to understand how to deflate and fold an inflatable boat doesn’t matter. Here’s everything you need to know …

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Recommended Inflatable Boat Air Pressure: The 100% Fool-Proof Guide

“Inflate your boat until it feels right.” We’ve all heard that before. After all, it’s the 100% fool-proof method for the perfect air pressure… right? Wrong. Most people don’t know what “feels right” feels like. I’ve seen too many newbies underinflate (wasting energy) or overinflate (destroying their boat) – all because they thought it felt …

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Halkey Roberts Valves: How to Use, Loose & Troubleshoot

Do you ever wonder how inflatable boats can hold so much pressure within? They can do this thanks to ingenious valve designs. Modern valves don’t only handle high-pressure, but they also allow you to stuff air in without letting any out. One such valve is the Halkey Roberts valve. Halkey Roberts valves (or HR valves) …

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10 Best Air Pumps for Inflatable Boats in 2022

One of the best things about inflatable boats is their ability to deflate. One of the worse things about inflatable boats is their need to inflate. When you come ashore, you don’t need a boathouse anymore. You can fold your inflatable so small that you can carry it home with you. That said, you can’t …

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