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Old 27 September 2011, 01:58   #1
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Video Review - Cheap electric pump mod!

Fairly impressed with how this turned out.

Ingredients:
-Hot glue
-Duct tape
-$5 hand vac (700w, 240ac)
-Inverter in the car (match power with vac)

I literally just whacked a hole in the side(the air vents) for the hose, then duct taped and hot glued every leaky bit to seal it.

Result:
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Not sure how this compares with the Bravo pumps (hopefully someone can post a vid of theirs), but for $6 kiwi (3 pounds) it's gotta appeal to some of you guys considering the results!
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Old 27 September 2011, 06:47   #2
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how much wad the 700 watt inverter though!

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Old 27 September 2011, 07:09   #3
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As posted in other topics anything other than the Bravo HP pumps (or a similar *piston* type pump) simply *moves* air with a fan - only a piston pump (either electric or hand driven) will give significant *pressure*, fans cannot do this.. It's won't therfore finish the job but will take the hard work out of filling out the tubes a bit.
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how much wad the 700 watt inverter though!

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You could have got changed out of your pyjamas before appearing on TV
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Old 27 September 2011, 19:36   #8
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Heh I like to refer to it as adventuring in comfort which is definitely a win You'd probably catch me on the skifield in these also!

And yeah the inverter's a few pennies more especially if you're buying new, but it was 15gbp on our local market and how handy is it having an inverter in your car though! Was initially for a google earth live tracking/navigation system on my netbook I setup which is a story for another day or forum.

Lol all in all it's better than the dinky 12v pump I thought was the ducks nuts, quite cool but not quite the bees knees!
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