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What to do with a leaky air mattress??

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by bsaks, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. bsaks

    bsaks NES Life Member NES Member

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    other than repairing it (which I'll admit I'm far too lazy to do, and we already have another one anyway)...

    anyone figure out anything useful to do with a leaky air mattress? are there places that take/repair these for resale or something? some other way to upcycle them?

    hate to throw it out...
     

  2. BUMPA01603

    BUMPA01603 NES Member

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    Or you can go all ghetto and use it to cover your grille....
     
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  3. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA NES Member

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    There is no up cycling. Best you'll do is Craigslist it for FREE.
     
  4. Spanz

    Spanz NES Member

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    you could add to the MIT research, and find out if you can jump out of an airplane with only an air mattress
     
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    nastynatural NES Life Member NES Member

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    This should do it. upload_2019-1-11_11-22-41.jpeg
     
  6. JohnZ

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    Send it to your ex as a waterbed.
     
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    fitzknny NES Member

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    It's a " Rubberl Lady " . . . . treat her right !
     
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  8. one-eyed Jack

    one-eyed Jack Manufacturer Dealer NES Member

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    Dump it. Jack.
     
  9. 5811

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    Shoot it
     
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  10. Fixxah

    Fixxah NES Member

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    Wrong title. Should be:

    "School me on leaky air matresses"
     
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  11. greencobra

    greencobra NES Member

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    you're definitely a born & bred new Englander! and a nes skinflint. ;)
     
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    Make an outfit with it for the Mrs. 1D-79.jpg
     
  13. bsaks

    bsaks NES Life Member NES Member

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    hah... born in NYC!...

    and not sure if its that I'm an NES skinflint or just run of the mill chinese skinflint ;)
     
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    Fill it with acetylene and shoot bottle rockets at it.
     
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    Have an ex? Give it to her for a new beach toy.
     
  16. Asaltweapon

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    We had one a few years ago that had been used only a couple of times.

    My nephew was coming up to Maine to visit on a busy weekend and my wife set up his sleeping space. Went back upstairs and it was flat so we called him and told him to stop and grab one on the way and we would pay him back. He shows up, she sets up the new one and he in turn rolls the old one up and puts it back into the box. Ask him how much do we owe you and he replies nothing. I'm returning the old one.

    Personally I wouldn't have done it myself but we still laugh about it when he comes up for that same busy weekend every year.
     
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    Saw that bitch in half then....
    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah I'd flex tape it.
     
  19. drgrant

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    Asking how to repair it would be full skinflint, hes only about 1/10 on the scale
     
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  21. millcitysux

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    Or cover your snowblower !
     
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    Or put it in the trash.
     
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    NES air mattress shoot.
     
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    I’ve had luck with gorilla tape.
     
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    IUD for an elephant
     
  26. Hetzer

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    Fill it up with helium and fly it around the room while playing Magic Carpet Ride and getting stoned out of your mind.

    Then throw it out, it's trash.
     
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  27. enbloc

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    Repurpose it as the world's biggest Whoopee Cushion...
     
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    I used to keep my car's pioneer tools wrapped up in a decommissioned snorkel jacket.
    The idea was that if I had to crawl underneath for roadside repairs,
    I had something to throw on the ground to keep me clean.

    The coat finally started disintegrating after 20 years,
    throwing gobs of lining and flakes of rubberized fabric everywhere in the trunk.

    A few years ago I got a 30" Mountainsmith satchel at the KTP tent sale that fit everything.
    And now I have a blue tarp in the trunk to spread on the ground.

    We had a leaking Kelty air mattress that would have made
    a bulky but sturdy emergency repair ground cloth.
    Except that one side of the mattress was flocked,
    and so it would have soaked up some water and mud.
    It was so useless that even I pitched it.
    And that's saying something.
     
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    Go to LL Bean and get a replacement. Just tell them it isn't comfortable anymore.
     
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