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Post by Terina on Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:09 pm

I need to know what you guys use for your pumps? We use a nitrogen tank right now or at birthday parties just the hand pump. But, The tank is heavy and cumbersome, I need something that will stay charged and easy to carry around. What is the best thing to use?
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Re: What is the best pump for balloons?

Post by Guest on Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:20 pm

I started with the dual action pump. The purple and pink one. But, found it leaks air when you stop pumping it at all.
So, I just bought a red "ketchup" pump and it is awesome. More accurate when pumping up balloons.

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Post by Perry Noia on Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:19 pm

I also use the red pump. I have an electric one that came with the balloon arch kit that I bought, but it's really loud and wouldn't give me as much control.
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Post by Psalmbook on Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:56 am

I prefer the red pump(Ketchup bottle). The purple one is a pain & the tip is harder to get the balloons onto.
I've always wanted to try the stand up ones. They look so cool, but I'm afraid I'd make the financial investment & decide I like the hand pump better.
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Re: What is the best pump for balloons?

Post by Kristal on Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:02 pm

For parties where I'm doing FP as well, I bring my ketchup pump and the tiny 160 pump. When I'm at a trade show or doing BT only, I bring my floor pump - and I looooooove it!

I bought a Pump O locally and blinged the top out/made a case and it's fabulous during long events - I've done multiple hours with a hand pump before and can't move my arms after Razz

Just went to Twist & Shout, though, and I do think that the next time I go, I'll be buying a filbert...they're great!
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Re: What is the best pump for balloons?

Post by Terina on Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:28 pm

What is a filbert? I know that my husband wants to get one that is electric or battery operated. I just want something easy that can crank out some major balloons fast.

I have seen the floor pumps. I do about 100 balloon sculptures,and maybe pump up 300 or 400 balloons total each day at my weekend events so, the tanks have worked great for the volume of balloons. But, too big really and I need something easier to work with. So would that be a good idea?
I don't mean to be really dingy but I don't know what a ketchup pump is either? Is that the standard hand pump? Thanks!
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Post by Terina on Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:36 pm

http://www.larocks.com/balloon/pumps.htm

What about this twist n flate or the 260 e floor pump? That one is like $179 or something? S I need something that expensive? I looked up the filbert and it is much more reasonable....
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Post by ChangingFaceDesigns on Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:47 pm

I too would like to know what the "ketchup" pump is. I would like to make sure Angel has the right kind of pump. She seems to work with the one she got at Fabbulas just fine but if there's something better out there I would like to see.
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Re: What is the best pump for balloons?

Post by Perry Noia on Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:30 pm

the ketchup bottle pump is just a single action hand pump... it happens to be red and looks like a ketchup bottle...
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Post by Ashley Pickin on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:43 pm

I use a filbert floor pump.. LOVE it! It's VERY light weight and you get to order it in whatever colors you want Smile
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Post by Tracalla on Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:42 pm

I use the "best portable electric balloon pump" from funtasticksupplies.com. It blows up all sizes of balloons.
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Re: What is the best pump for balloons?

Post by FaceFormers on Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:03 am

Oh yes...the Filbert pump is what my husband and I use and we LOVE it! It is light weight and pumps up balloons in one second. The Filbert pump is a floor pump and you can customize it to the color arrangement you want. Mine is pink,white and yellow, my husband's is black and red (his fave soccer team).

Here is the website http://www.filbertpump.com/



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Re: What is the best pump for balloons?

Post by flopsietheclown on Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:42 pm

So far my experience with a Filbert pump has been negative. I never received any confirmation after ordering. I did get a paypal receipt. I waited 5 weeks and heard nothing. I called and it took nearly 5 minutes to locate my order. The person kept asking for my name and when I ordered over and over. I was told they could make it and send it out in a few days. What if I hadn't called? It showed up today with glue smeared around the bottom. I know it is glued together but didn't expect to see that much excess glue. I had been told to buy the mac pump by a few balloon instructors. They all had negative experiences with Filbert service. I called and was told the glue would "work its way off." I like overall how it looks since I picked out the colors. I just hope it lasts so I don't have to call again.


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Re: What is the best pump for balloons?

Post by mr. kellygnc on Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:16 pm

well i have a filber pump and love it!!! got mine in 2 weeks!

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Re: What is the best pump for balloons?

Post by flopsietheclown on Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:46 pm

Well, I am happy that I called so they could dig up my order and send me my pump after waiting 6 weeks. So far my Filbert Pump has been a much needed addition. I have used hand pumps similar to the "ketchup pump" for over 20 years now. Since I normally just do balloons at birthday parties, I never had a need for a bigger pump. I cleaned up my Filbert Pump and have been using it like crazy. I'm doing a 4 hour balloon performance and a festival so this type of pump is perfect!
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Re: What is the best pump for balloons?

Post by anniel on Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:21 pm

Bought a Majiloon from Kenosha Magic a few years ago, and I love it--fanny pack with dual compressor, runs on a lithium battery so it recharges in an hour--and have had VERY positive help (with the fan going out after a year) with FAST turn-around from the owner, DJ!
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Re: What is the best pump for balloons?

Post by Terina on Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:00 pm

never heard of the maji loon pump. I saw that it takes a filbert like 4 weeks to order, I did get the two smaller hand pumps, but after paying out $50 in rental tank fees....deciding I need to order something else ASAP.
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