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Dear Inflateologists,

Occasionally, I sleep on one of these !





It's a bed ewe inflate...an inflatable bed  !..sheesh !!..what will they think of next  ?

Mine has a puncture in it...very very slow puncture !...but enough so that within a few hours my bum is on the ground ! (not nice for my furry bot bot)...I do have a repair patch but how does one find the puncture ?..I have tried wiping it down with a wet cloth but this does not yield results !

If ewe help me, ewe are invited to come jump on it with me !

Thanks


Neil
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ps: If this has no scientific merit, please let me know and I'll move it to 'Just Chat '



 

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« Reply #1 on: 06/11/2008 12:09:42 »
Do you not want to dunk bits strategically in a bath?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 06/11/2008 12:19:17 »
Do you not want to dunk bits strategically in a bath?

And the bed
 

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« Reply #3 on: 06/11/2008 12:21:14 »
If the wet cloth has not revealed your puncture, you may have to partially inflate the bed and dip it one section at a time in a bath of water. You could use the sheep dip trough!

Have you checked the inlet valve (the blowy up hole) for leaks. If it's that or a leak in the seem (or even a leek in the seem) you could be buggered. But then, as a sheepy you might be used to that when a Welshman and his leek are around!!!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 06/11/2008 12:33:18 »
Thanks Guys !

The thought of having to dip portions in the bath a bit at a time is the advice I was dreading !...

I'll check the inlet valve and make sure no Welshman and leeks are in the vicinity when I do so !! :-)
 

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« Reply #5 on: 06/11/2008 12:37:09 »
It's better than the filling the bed with water technique.....
 

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« Reply #6 on: 06/11/2008 12:38:32 »
ooh! how about breathing in lots of coloured powder paint, then blowing up the bed and seeing where the coloured air comes out! Sounds the most sensible to me...
 

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« Reply #7 on: 06/11/2008 13:13:08 »
Inflate it, put wifey on it and listen very carefully. Hopefully you will be able to distinguish between the hiss of escaping air and wifey flatulence  :D
 

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« Reply #8 on: 06/11/2008 13:16:10 »
Inflate it, put wifey on it and listen very carefully. Hopefully you will be able to distinguish between the hiss of escaping air and wifey flatulence  :D

Inflate bed with wifey flatulence, sniff for leaks.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 06/11/2008 13:26:36 »
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« Reply #10 on: 06/11/2008 14:05:44 »
It's better than the filling the bed with water technique.....

Might have to resort to that....I'll use lemonade though, then give it a big shake !
 

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« Reply #11 on: 06/11/2008 14:07:35 »
ooh! how about breathing in lots of coloured powder paint, then blowing up the bed and seeing where the coloured air comes out! Sounds the most sensible to me...

Great suggestion Stu...I'll go find my stash of funny coloured stuff to inhale !....hang on !..I won't be bothered about looking for a puncture after that !  ::)
 

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« Reply #12 on: 06/11/2008 14:08:21 »
Inflate it, put wifey on it and listen very carefully. Hopefully you will be able to distinguish between the hiss of escaping air and wifey flatulence  :D

Great suggestion...and very clearly the most sensible one...except coach parties aren't allowed on the bed !
 

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« Reply #13 on: 06/11/2008 14:09:03 »
Inflate it, put wifey on it and listen very carefully. Hopefully you will be able to distinguish between the hiss of escaping air and wifey flatulence  :D

Inflate bed with wifey flatulence, sniff for leaks.

Noooooooooooo !!!.. Too much of a fire hazard and will probably get me into orbit !!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 06/11/2008 14:18:08 »
You could win a prize for that, first amateur sheepy to achieve orbit!
 

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« Reply #15 on: 06/11/2008 17:11:18 »
Soapy water would make finding the hole easier, (bubbles),
alternatively take it along to your local swimming baths where total immersion of the inflatable is possible.  :)
 

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« Reply #16 on: 06/11/2008 17:21:22 »
OK.. the Wifey on the mattress is the right direction.. but then besides listening.... wet both hands, shake excess water off... then very slowly move hand across mattress not touching it but just barely above it ... the leaky part of the mattress will then blow cool air onto the surface of your hand leaving a cooler feeling when you have found the leak....Make sure you have fully inflated mattress when Wifey lies down, as this will aid in pressure for air to escape.....and by the way.. the other method works better if you use washing up dish soap so that the air creates more bubbles at the point of the leak!
« Last Edit: 06/11/2008 18:57:04 by Karen W. »
 

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« Reply #17 on: 06/11/2008 18:15:48 »
"Paint it' with a fairly strong solution of detergent. A pile of bubbles will become very apparent and stay there long enough to mark the spot.
DURR - just seen that's what you said too Karen. I really don't like reading previous posts - they tend to spoil my train of thought.

It's the best way to check for gas leaks when you do plumbing. Not such good fun as waving a candle around.
« Last Edit: 06/11/2008 18:18:15 by sophiecentaur »
 

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« Reply #18 on: 06/11/2008 19:00:59 »
Yes you are right.. NO worries.. I do that all the time..! LOL! If he inflated the mattress with enough gas then waved the candle around.. Him and Wifey might just take a nice trip to France or some such nice vacation spot! That would be true mattress JOY!!!
 

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