OK, I Give Up

Discussion in 'Tickets, Memorabilia and Gear' started by StarStruck, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. StarStruck

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    Where can I take my Texans football to get it inflated? I bought a pump, and tried to pump in air. I am exhausted, about to collapse, and the ball is still the same size.
     
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    Sounds like you got a hole. When pumping
    Fill the sides slow. Because a small hole will cause it to not to inflate!
     
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    Plus while pumping air will leak, if you fill a cold spot leave your hand there, and pump agin. If it continues to let air out. There's a hole
     
  4. TheIronDuke

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    Uh, for real? Did you put the needle in the ball to inflate?
     
  5. Blake

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    Pump slowly and listen for leaks. Or I guess you could put soapy water on it and look for air bubbles while pumping.
     
  6. StarStruck

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    LOL, I did that, plus I fluffed the ball a little to be sure not to puncture with the sharp needle. Now that I've had bed rest, I will try again.
     
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    What's the estimated time to inflate?
     
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    less than a minute
     


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    Stick it in farther - you don't want the hole blocked. :kitten:
     
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    Finally! I didn't insert the pin far enough. After successfully inflating the Texans gift, I gathered the balls that had lost air over time and adds air. Thanks!
     
  11. Joe Texan

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    Hahahaha

    This thread has given me a refreshing laugh thanks
     
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    Also, remember to lick your finger and wipe the nipple right after pulling the pin out.
     
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    Pervert!
     
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    NO!!!!!!!!!! You're the pervert!! And somehow I knew you would be the one to twist this into something it wasn't! Everybody, pre-78 years old knows that whenever you fill a ball (whether a football, basketball or whatever kinda inflatable ball), you should always seal the hole with a little liquid on the nipple...

    You're the pervert, you sick curmudgeon!!! :texanbill:
     
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    Isn't that a song?

    Before you stick it, you got to lick it.

    I am sure they were referring to souvenir balls. (by all means play off those potential puns)
     
  16. Texecutioner

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    This is actually the 2nd "How to pump a sports ball" thread in the last 3 weeks. Lol!
     
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    Bill is the only one that prefers to lick it AFTER he sticks it...
     
  18. StarStruck

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    oops. Apologies for not doing my due diligence before starting a new thread. Again, thanks to all for help in getting my balls inflated.
     
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    This really cracked us up! Hilarious :lol:
     
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    Mission accomplished! I went on to bigger and better things to inflating one of those sports chairs. I'm back to square one. It had one of those foot pumps, and I got the middle pumped, no problem, now the rest of that thing, I'm going to bow out for electricity.
     

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