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Blow up blow molds

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Well I guess everyone has a right to their opinion. And sense of humor good or bad. This forum has room for everyone. It has a blow mold haters group and a inflatables haters group. I personally belong to one of those. LOL

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I find it odd that they want to blow up stuff that they can actually sell for a profit. If you don't like them,sell them. Otherwise,you're blowing up money. That I'd like to see. Some guy on his lawn attaching bottle rockets to his wallet. Or someone setting up a line of dollar bills and shooting them, one by one. When that happens,you know it's time for the white coats.

I can think of some lovely destructive things I could do with those wire-frame deer and inflatables. And of course,they wouldn't be mine. No money wasted there. Not mine anyway.........;)

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Uh oh... (ducking for cover)

Only meant to be fun! I would REALLY hope that someone would not destroy anything other than a blowmold that is "beyond saving" and repair.

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Uh oh... (ducking for cover)

Only meant to be fun! I would REALLY hope that someone would not destroy anything other than a blowmold that is "beyond saving" and repair.

Why duck for cover? I guess my reputation proceeds me?:giggle:

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After beating the ice off of inflatables multiple times last season (crappy weather, ugh!) I'm about ready to donate all my inflatables to the cause, if it were to be extended to puffers... :)

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After beating the ice off of inflatables multiple times last season (crappy weather, ugh!) I'm about ready to donate all my inflatables to the cause, if it were to be extended to puffers... :)

Since I live in lower Texas,I've never seen that problem. Does the ice weigh them down?

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After beating the ice off of inflatables multiple times last season (crappy weather, ugh!) I'm about ready to donate all my inflatables to the cause, if it were to be extended to puffers... :)

Maybe you can make one big hot air balloon with them all put together? Or cut them up and use them to cover plants during the winter?

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This will probably get taken down,but this is what my mother's neighbor does with his wire frame deer.

As an aside, nobody's going to successfully baseball-bat THAT mailbox... That's built better than some houses I've seen :)

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Since I live in lower Texas,I've never seen that problem. Does the ice weigh them down?

Picture rain falling at about 40 degrees, soaking everything, then the temp plummeting 20 degrees into the 20's or lower, before anything can dry out.

If you can't picture that, imagine taking your inflatable (uninflated), dipping it into a vat of thick wet concrete, pulling it out, and letting it harden up... :(

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As an aside, nobody's going to successfully baseball-bat THAT mailbox... That's built better than some houses I've seen :)

HA! Funny that you mention that! That's exactly why the neighbors built it out of bricks. They use to have one of those fancy wrought iron British ones and it got knocked in half.

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Picture rain falling at about 40 degrees, soaking everything, then the temp plummeting 20 degrees into the 20's or lower, before anything can dry out.

If you can't picture that, imagine taking your inflatable (uninflated), dipping it into a vat of thick wet concrete, pulling it out, and letting it harden up... :(

You could make some interesting clothes from them?

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Inflatables are really a pain in the North..I think Tim's cement analogy is spot on. I absolutely hate the darn things during the winter.. only way to get around it is to keep them on 24/7 throughout the display season and I'm not into that...I'm too cheap to pay for the power.

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Inflatables are really a pain in the North..I think Tim's cement analogy is spot on. I absolutely hate the darn things during the winter.. only way to get around it is to keep them on 24/7 throughout the display season and I'm not into that...I'm too cheap to pay for the power.

I keep thinking of the kids that come around at night to cut them up.

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This blowing up blow mold thing made me think of that Santa that was missing his butt. Maybe someone used it for target practice? Throw it in the air and shoot it?:giggle:

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Inflatables are really a pain in the North..I think Tim's cement analogy is spot on. I absolutely hate the darn things during the winter.. only way to get around it is to keep them on 24/7 throughout the display season and I'm not into that...I'm too cheap to pay for the power.

Carrie keeping them on 24/7 does not work the ice still flatten them down to . I leave mine on 24/7 and still have to go out and beat the ice and snow off of them to get them upright again . It is a real pain in the you know what to have to go out every 20 min. with a broom and beat them . Last year we had alot of freezing rain here . So leaving them run 24/7 don't help .

John

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Carrie keeping them on 24/7 does not work the ice still flatten them down to . I leave mine on 24/7 and still have to go out and beat the ice and snow off of them to get them upright again . It is a real pain in the you know what to have to go out every 20 min. with a broom and beat them . Last year we had alot of freezing rain here . So leaving them run 24/7 don't help .

John

I wonder if you could coat them with something that could keep the ice from hardening? I remember using rubbing alcohol in keyholes when they froze up when I was a kid.

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Carrie keeping them on 24/7 does not work the ice still flatten them down to . I leave mine on 24/7 and still have to go out and beat the ice and snow off of them to get them upright again . It is a real pain in the you know what to have to go out every 20 min. with a broom and beat them . Last year we had alot of freezing rain here . So leaving them run 24/7 don't help .

John

John, I agree with you 100%! We get mostly snow here, but we get that nasty freezing rain too. I stopped using inflatables in my Christmas display a few years back because they need too much TLC. Having to dig them out of the snow, where they are frozen solid to the ground, without damaging the fabric and then trying to get all the frozen chunks of grass and dirt off them is just nuts. And I particularly enjoyed it when the rain would come along, freeze all over them, they would deflate and then get buried under a blanket of freshly fallen wet heavy snow that in turn freezes over night. I'd rather wrestle with a Polar bear!

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Carrie keeping them on 24/7 does not work the ice still flatten them down to . I leave mine on 24/7 and still have to go out and beat the ice and snow off of them to get them upright again . It is a real pain in the you know what to have to go out every 20 min. with a broom and beat them . Last year we had alot of freezing rain here . So leaving them run 24/7 don't help .

John

that is true at times but you must have had it worse then we northern PA people cause i only had to clean my inflatables off a few times last year and we got dumped on with snow......most of the time they where just slightly starting to bend and all i had to do was go out and shake them once and they where fine! oh and i leave mine run 24/7!

justin

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I wonder if you could coat them with something that could keep the ice from hardening? I remember using rubbing alcohol in keyholes when they froze up when I was a kid.

Don't know if that would work or not for the ice . But the snow will still flatten them out . I don't know why I have any I hate them . But every now and then there is one that I think is cool and I end up buying it

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