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Old 03-10-05, 04:08 PM   #1
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G'day all
I am looking for some help and advice. The opener of my show consists of me putting a rubber glove on my hand and then using a tube inflating the glove first putting the tube in my mouth, then my nose and finally with my ears.
To get this affect I have a small can of pressurised air from the model shop (ones used for spraying paint) in my jacket with a tube running down my arm.This is OK but the pressure is not that great. I have talked to a local diving shop about using a buddy bottle but they seem very heavy.
Has anyone got any ideas about pumps or cans that can secretly inflate a glove.
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Old 03-10-05, 05:20 PM   #2
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How about a rechargable canesters for paintball guns?

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Old 03-10-05, 07:22 PM   #3
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Paint ball cylinder, might work, but you'll need a regulater if you use much pressure. That can add some weight and bulk.

I use such a set up for my t-shirt jello cannon. The most reliable and safest regulator is a welding regulator but it weighs a ton and is pretty bulky.

I put my cylinder and regulator in a small day pack on my back. You could probably refill the glove from such a set up 25 to 50 times before having to refill the cylinder if you use CO2. 2-3 years ago, the last time I checked, I think the paint ball shops were charging $7 or so to refill, or you can get your own 20# cylinder and refill it your self. Note that a 20# cylinder weighs more than 20#s.

Another choice is a rechargable
air horn cylinder with relativly low air pressure. It charges up from a regular air compressor. I think this just might be one of those projects where you just gotta try it and risk failure a few times before you find what works. Good luck!
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Old 03-11-05, 10:05 AM   #4
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G'day all
Thanks for your ideas. I will give the paint ball option a look.
You are right it is a trial and error thing.
It works at the moment I just want it to work better.

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