How much air can you pump into a bounce house? A good way to gauge this is to look at the CFM (Cubic Feet Per Minute) rating. The higher the number, the quicker and more firm your bounce house will be. In other words, the higher the number, the more air will be pumped into the bounce house. However, you don’t want to use too much air.
When inflating a bounce house, it is vital to have the proper tools available to inflate it. Leaf blowers are too noisy and can be dangerous for young children, so you need to choose one with a quiet noise level. Additionally, they can malfunction or get too hot if you use them outside for long periods of time. A leaf blower also lacks water resistance and protection from weather, so it can’t be used to inflate a bounce house in rainy weather or fog.
If you don’t want to hire a professional inflatable blower, you can also purchase a leaf blower. Leaf blowers come with an instruction manual, which is very helpful when using this tool. Also, you will need to purchase a connector to attach the blower to the mini bounce house. It is important to check the pressure gauge before blowing, as you don’t want to overfill the bounce house.
Purchasing an air compressor is essential if you plan to use a bounce house at your next event. When choosing an air compressor, make sure to consider the size of the bounce house you are inflating. For residential use, a one to two-horsepower blower should be sufficient. For commercial use, you may need several blowers to meet the requirements of a large inflatable obstacle course.
When buying a blower, you will likely find that it comes with an attachment that attaches to an air tube. This attachment is essential for properly inflating a bounce house. It’s also recommended to use a pressure gauge so that you know how much air the machine can hold. If you don’t have a pressure gauge, you’ll be risking overfilling the inflatable bounce house.
When renting a bounce house, many people use an air pump to inflate it. Leaf blowers are one alternative, but they are noisy and could hurt kids’ ears. A leaf blower’s pressure gauge is also difficult to read. Additionally, the valve system can malfunction, making it difficult to gauge air pressure properly. You should also make sure that you have all the necessary accessories, including a pressure gauge.
To inflate a medium-to-large bounce house, a blower with a larger CFM and higher horsepower is necessary. But larger blowers can also consume more electricity and may make the outdoor space uncomfortable. Air pumps for this purpose must be commercial grade only and match the size of the bounce house. There are no ground rules for choosing blower sizes, but larger inflatables need more horsepower and CFM.
- Tom Drury was born in Iowa in 1956. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Drury has published short fiction and essays in The New Yorker, A Public Space, Ploughshares, Granta, The Mississippi Review, The New York Times Magazine, and Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. His novels have been translated into German, Spanish, and French. “Path Lights,” a story Drury published in The New Yorker, was made into a short film starring John Hawkes and Robin Weigert and directed by Zachary Sluser. The film debuted on David Lynch Foundation Television and played in film festivals around the world. In addition to Iowa, Drury has lived in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, and California. He currently lives in Brooklyn and is published by Grove Press.