Pioneer Balloon Company
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 03:03:23 EST
Subject: Re: balloondeco-d Digest V00 #39


In response to your Dual Split Sizer questions, my experience is:

1.  Does it require preventative maintenance?   
This tool is such a valuable part of my business and I live in humid south 
Florida, so I send mine in for an overhaul every nine months.  I schedule the 
maintenance to coincide with my vacation and IBAC.  I pay extra for their 
rush service so It'll be there upon my return.

2.  Has anyone experienced the leftside underinflating?  
You mentioned you were inflating 3" balloons.  Now that I think about it, 
each time I start questioning the accuracy of the machine it's with 
underinflated 5" balloons. Being lefthanded, I thought I was gripping the 
left nozzle firmer than the right causing it to underinflate.  Anyone else 
experience this on 5" balloons?

Sandy Ducane, CBA
Fort Lauderdale, FL

In a message dated 2/8/2000 6:05:51 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< OK:
 Here's 2 questions for the list
 1) do (digital) split sizers ever need Preventative Maintenance?
 2) Has anyone experienced the first (left) outlet slightly underinflating
 the balloon?
 This happened to me Friday.  I had a job requiring 2500 3inch balloons.  The
 one from the right outlet was perfect.  The left outlet was slightly
 undersized.  Of course, to compensate I had to use both timers at different
 settings (.02 seconds and .01 seconds for the right outlet@45p/psi.
 The sizes were not VERY different )i.e., I had to let about 1/2 of the extra
 air out of the ones inflated on the left outlet to size them correctly).  In
 other words, it wasn't 1/2 the size, and the extra second compensated... IT
 was just a slight underinflation.
 Oh, btw, I use a 25Gal compressor.
 (and can anyone tell me where I can get a new filter (locally) for the air
 hose they sell?
 (what kind of a filter is  that?)
 Thanks in Advance.
 Mitch Bruntel
 Invitation Magic
 Fanwood, NJ
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