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Helium Tank and Balloon Weights / ribbon Bundle Now £20 with Free delivery @ Hobbycraft

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Posted 7th May
Hobby Craft have got this Helium bundle on offer at the moment, you get the helium tank as well as 3 weights and curling ribbon.

Was £23.90 and is now £20

3226494-o9ZaX.jpgOnline Only*Prepare to party with this Helium Tank and Balloon Weights Bundle!

The bundle brings you essential acessories for creating beautiful balloon displays for any occasions, from birthdays and anniversaries to wedding receptions and more.

Use the Helium Balloon Tank to blow up your balloons. It gives you 0.20 cubic metres of helium, inflating up to 30 9-inch balloons or 12 18-inch balloons. The float times will vary from 9-inch latex balloons that will float for six to eight hours, to 18-inch foil balloons that can float for up to a week.

The helium canister also comes with three White Foil Balloon Weights, ready to help hold your balloon displays down. Use the Iridescent Curling Ribbon included to tie the colourful balloons you choose to the weights so that the floating decorations are anchored perfectly.

Hope this is useful for someone
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jsw7207/05/2019 20:23

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24903034


I’m gonna put all my Money into Helium stocks, it’s bound to Rise.
Don't waste ur money on it , the helium is very diluted , and ballons only last about 5 hours in the air as it clearly states on the box, so must be done prior to the party starts so don't think they will last a week like the shop brought ones

from experience we filled up ballons for my daughters birthday party the night before only to find all the ballons had sunk to the floor by morning , so was very disappointed.
funny we read the intructions after , as it clearly states ballons only stay up for 5 hours max

so good luck peeps
Edited by: "Artisan66" 8th May
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jsw7207/05/2019 20:23

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24903034


I’m gonna put all my Money into Helium stocks, it’s bound to Rise.
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Ordered....I do a Joe Pasquale tribute act !
jsw726 m ago

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24903034


Wow. Makes you think twice. Never realised its value. Thanks for the link.
Or, to be a real party pooper - en.m.wikipedia.org/wik…ion. On the plus side, you don't even realise you are being asphyxiated if an inert gas is used to displace all the oxygen in a room. And for all the would be murderers whose eyes suddenly lit up, yes, it is a detectable cause of death
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Food for thought...Does a helium tank weigh more when its empty?
From my experience youu get around 10 large balloons from one can if you are careful. I only ended up with 8 and a half as wasted some by accident.
For 20 quid its a good party piece for voice changing tricks
jsw721 h, 4 m ago

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24903034


I use methane, home made and better for the environment.
Broxy37 m ago

Food for thought...Does a helium tank weigh more when its empty?


No, it weighs less. The canister was pressurised and Boyle's Law applies.
Edited by: "dogpatch" 7th May
How many balloons can you blow up with this helium balloon tank
any good for sniffing
Loading.......07/05/2019 20:28

I’m gonna put all my Money into Helium stocks, it’s bound to Rise.


And if we are still in 2013 im spending it all on bitcoin.
So after you've filled the balloons you just chuck the tank in the bin?
If it's as big as it looks they should be charging a refundable deposit and refilling it.
19DembaBa1949 m ago

How many balloons can you blow up with this helium balloon tank


OP description shows:
It gives you 0.20 cubic metres of helium, inflating up to 30 9-inch balloons or 12 18-inch balloons
Loading.......07/05/2019 20:28

I’m gonna put all my Money into Helium stocks, it’s bound to Rise.


Indeed, make sure have a parachute in hand.
Don't waste ur money on it , the helium is very diluted , and ballons only last about 5 hours in the air as it clearly states on the box, so must be done prior to the party starts so don't think they will last a week like the shop brought ones

from experience we filled up ballons for my daughters birthday party the night before only to find all the ballons had sunk to the floor by morning , so was very disappointed.
funny we read the intructions after , as it clearly states ballons only stay up for 5 hours max

so good luck peeps
Edited by: "Artisan66" 8th May
Artisan6608/05/2019 00:47

Don't waste ur money on it , the helium is very diluted , and ballons …Don't waste ur money on it , the helium is very diluted , and ballons only last about 5 hours in the air as it clearly states on the box, so must be done prior to the party starts so don't think they will last a week like the shop brought ones from experience we filled up ballons for my daughters birthday party the night before only to find all the ballons had sunk to the floor by morning , so was very disappointed.funny we read the intructions after , as it clearly states ballons only stay up for 5 hours max so good luck peeps


That info is in the deal description aleady

“Use the Helium Balloon Tank to blow up your balloons. It gives you 0.20 cubic metres of helium, inflating up to 30 9-inch balloons or 12 18-inch balloons. The float times will vary from 9-inch latex balloons that will float for six to eight hours, to 18-inch foil balloons that can float for up to a week”
myusernamehasgone23408/05/2019 06:25

That info is in the deal description aleady“Use the Helium Balloon Tank to …That info is in the deal description aleady“Use the Helium Balloon Tank to blow up your balloons. It gives you 0.20 cubic metres of helium, inflating up to 30 9-inch balloons or 12 18-inch balloons. The float times will vary from 9-inch latex balloons that will float for six to eight hours, to 18-inch foil balloons that can float for up to a week”


Not worth it in my opinion , I would expect thrm to last a few days at least not hours. Kills yours your dude
Artisan6608/05/2019 08:22

Not worth it in my opinion , I would expect thrm to last a few days at …Not worth it in my opinion , I would expect thrm to last a few days at least not hours. Kills yours your dude


It says the foil ones will last up to a week.
Why is helium so expensive. It is due to inflation.
55derek25 m ago

Why is helium so expensive. It is due to inflation.


I have had these before, totally fine but normal balloons must be inflated the day of the party they will only last that day, foil ones last much longer usually best part of a week
flang07/05/2019 21:14

For 20 quid its a good party piece for voice changing tricks


I still find it hard to understand the separation between people in the 21st century.

On the one hand we have a group of people actually aware that this is a finite global resource, and therefore pointing out that obviously we should all have stopped wasting it on stupid floating balloons by now

And then we have the other group, happy to throw £20 and a couple of litres of helium into "voice changing tricks"

Seriously, what the actual **** is wrong with humanity?

Look at this, currently 359 degrees for this "deal", do you even poop in a toilet or is where you are currently sitting "close enough"...


COLD, obviously ...

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Edited by: "horsey" 8th May
horsey08/05/2019 14:04

I still find it hard to understand the separation between people in the …I still find it hard to understand the separation between people in the 21st century.On the one hand we have a group of people actually aware that this is a finite global resource, and therefore pointing out that obviously we should all have stopped wasting it on stupid floating balloons by nowAnd then we have the other group, happy to throw £20 and a couple of litres of helium into "voice changing tricks"Seriously, what the actual **** is wrong with humanity? Look at this, currently 359 degrees for this "deal", do you even poop in a toilet or is where you are currently sitting "close enough"...COLD, obviously ... .


They could ban or restrict the sale of Helium if its that big an issue, they haven’t so people will continue to keep buying it.

I am a terrible person I still buy 5p plastic carrier bags to take my shopping home in
£18 with a unidays code the free delivery option goes but free click and collect
jsw7207/05/2019 20:23

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24903034



Balloon gas and medical grade helium are different products, the party industry make use of helium that would be vented off otherwise
Wychcraft08/05/2019 14:31

Balloon gas and medical grade helium are different products, the party …Balloon gas and medical grade helium are different products, the party industry make use of helium that would be vented off otherwise


That’s interesting to know thanks.

I suspected sales would be restricted if it was an issue and there wasn’t going to be a supply for medical use.

I’ll sleep better tonight.
Edited by: "myusernamehasgone234" 8th May
myusernamehasgone2342 m ago

That’s interesting to know thanks.I suspected sales would be restricted if …That’s interesting to know thanks.I suspected sales would be restricted if it was an issue and there wasn’t going to be a supply for medical use.I’ll sleep better tonight.



To be fair, the quality in these tanks is very poor, you will get around 5 hours float time. Just use a professional balloon seller, you’ll get around 4x 3 balloon clusters for the same price and they’ll float for days.
horsey35 m ago

I still find it hard to understand the separation between people in the …I still find it hard to understand the separation between people in the 21st century.On the one hand we have a group of people actually aware that this is a finite global resource, and therefore pointing out that obviously we should all have stopped wasting it on stupid floating balloons by nowAnd then we have the other group, happy to throw £20 and a couple of litres of helium into "voice changing tricks"Seriously, what the actual **** is wrong with humanity? Look at this, currently 359 degrees for this "deal", do you even poop in a toilet or is where you are currently sitting "close enough"...COLD, obviously ... .


This is why you never get invited to balloon parties.
Wychcraft08/05/2019 14:31

Balloon gas and medical grade helium are different products, the party …Balloon gas and medical grade helium are different products, the party industry make use of helium that would be vented off otherwise



We used what was "balloon gas" grade for leak detection, so no it wouldn't normally be vented off, and you can refine this stuff if needs be.

That's not the point, humanity needs to stop wasting, polluting and abusing stuff just for giggles.

The ivory trade was banned not because we couldn't breed hundreds of elephants if we really wanted to, but that killing a 6 tonne animal just to make a stupid tacky shelf ornament for Doris's front room was surprisingly considered really stupid and tacky...
We (mostly) stopped pouring chemicals into rivers because someone eventually pointed out that rivers flow into the sea, fish live in the sea, and we eat those same fish.

This is a choice, poop in your own backyard or act more responsibly.
party balloons are a staggeringly asinine waste of a scientific resource, just like ivory ornaments were.

You do not need floating balloons for your kids party, your kid needs a planet that still has resources for hundreds of years.
Don't buy this, walk away, do something else that isn't so stupidly wasteful. Don't be that group that your kids look back on and wonder what the hell were they thinking of.
Edited by: "horsey" 8th May
horsey08/05/2019 14:52

We used what was "balloon gas" grade for leak detection, so no it wouldn't …We used what was "balloon gas" grade for leak detection, so no it wouldn't normally be vented off, and you can refine this stuff if needs be.That's not the point, humanity needs to stop wasting, polluting and abusing stuff just for giggles.The ivory trade was banned not because we couldn't breed hundreds of elephants if we really wanted to, but that killing a 6 tonne animal just to make a stupid tacky shelf ornament for Doris's front room was surprisingly considered really stupid and tacky...We (mostly) stopped pouring chemicals into rivers because someone eventually pointed out that rivers flow into the sea, fish live in the sea, and we eat those same fish.This is a choice, poop in your own backyard or act more responsibly.party balloons are a staggeringly asinine waste of a scientific resource, just like ivory ornaments were.



You know helium and balloons are used for weather research too? Should we ban that too?
Wychcraft08/05/2019 14:56

You know helium and balloons are used for weather research too? Should we …You know helium and balloons are used for weather research too? Should we ban that too?



research that has a scientific purpose
or party balloons.
hmmm

I dunno mate, ban both, ban just the one, I mean, they are the exact same thing right? Just balloons that float...
horsey08/05/2019 14:59

research that has a scientific purposeor party balloons.hmmmI dunno mate, …research that has a scientific purposeor party balloons.hmmmI dunno mate, ban both, ban just the one, I mean, they are the exact same thing right? Just balloons that float...


That’s the thing, where do we stop? We’ve banned straws as they are single use plastic, but yet the majority of plastic in our seas is fishing gear. Do we ban flip flops because millions of them are getting washed up on beaches?

It’s about being level-headed and having a meaningful response to the harm we doing to our planet. Jumping at every whim of an activist is not a very educated way of dealing with it.
myusernamehasgone2341 h, 9 m ago

They could ban or restrict the sale of Helium if its that big an issue, …They could ban or restrict the sale of Helium if its that big an issue, they haven’t so people will continue to keep buying it.I am a terrible person I still buy 5p plastic carrier bags to take my shopping home in


They could ban putting motor oil on fence posts too, but they haven't - there are lots of things that kind of rely on decent people just thinking "do I really want to do this?" and then coming to the conclusion "no..." and just walking away with £20 still in their pocket.

Before I got the hang of using those lifetime bags I always used to re-use one of the cardboard boxes in the store (which is what people used to do back in the 80's, they used to leave them by the checkout for shoppers).
In the past 30 years, I have seen ONE other person do the same as me, just put their groceries in a cardboard box and carry it to their car, no bags required. Box goes into the recycling, nothing wasted.

Now there aren't enough cardboard boxes for everyone, but there are certainly available to be used
I'm not sure why everyone got out of the habit of just using a box, but they did.
Edited by: "horsey" 8th May
dogpatch07/05/2019 20:39

Or, to be a real party pooper - …Or, to be a real party pooper - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inert_gas_asphyxiation. On the plus side, you don't even realise you are being asphyxiated if an inert gas is used to displace all the oxygen in a room. And for all the would be murderers whose eyes suddenly lit up, yes, it is a detectable cause of death


It has long since been used for "self euthanasia". It doesn't have to be an inert gas, you can also use nitrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. "To displace all the oxygen in a room" would be incredibly difficult, even if the room is airtight. If it's airtight, then you don't need to use anything else as hypoxia, lack of oxygen, would eventually kill any animal. Post mortem helium is much harder to detect, especially if a "lot of time" has elapsed. This is why it is popular with self euthanasia, the deceased isn't "labelled" as having commited suicide.
Wychcraft37 m ago

That’s the thing, where do we stop? We’ve banned straws as they are single …That’s the thing, where do we stop? We’ve banned straws as they are single use plastic, but yet the majority of plastic in our seas is fishing gear. Do we ban flip flops because millions of them are getting washed up on beaches?It’s about being level-headed and having a meaningful response to the harm we doing to our planet. Jumping at every whim of an activist is not a very educated way of dealing with it.



Why would we need to stop banning things that are damaging, wasteful and that we actually have a viable alternative for? Petrol cars are going to be off the roads in a few decades, life won't change that much.

The problem is that people don't consider what they are doing, because they don't bother to ascribe a cost to their actions.
I could use a straw, but I don't because I have functioning lips and I'm not 3 years old. Therefore I don't use a straw.

What I should be thinking is "what is the cost of this straw to the planet", and that's China using energy, plastic and then shipping to the UK. Surely that is sufficient reason enough to not use one.
Note that the cost to me is utterly insignificant, this is just doing something on principle that requires no effort.

I'm not an activist, I do lots of things that waste resources because it's convenient. I simply try and avoid doing stupid things, just by not spending money and then walking away (or taking the flip-flops home).

I reckon if we just stop buying useless tat from China, then we could do a lot by essentially doing nothing.

Don't buy this "deal", save your £20, walk away - that's doing something beneficial for humanity by essentially doing nothing. Tomorrow the planet will still have 0.00000000000001m3 of helium left, and a steel tank.
Edited by: "horsey" 8th May
smiler0341 m ago

It has long since been used for "self euthanasia". It doesn't have to be …It has long since been used for "self euthanasia". It doesn't have to be an inert gas, you can also use nitrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. "To displace all the oxygen in a room" would be incredibly difficult, even if the room is airtight. If it's airtight, then you don't need to use anything else as hypoxia, lack of oxygen, would eventually kill any animal. Post mortem helium is much harder to detect, especially if a "lot of time" has elapsed. This is why it is popular with self euthanasia, the deceased isn't "labelled" as having commited suicide.


Nitrogen is inert but not a Noble gas. Carbon dioxide would produce very significant and extremely unpleasant respiratory distress as the body tried to respond to blood acidification. Carbon monoxide is a poison that binds permanently to haemoglobin. I can't see that being an easy death as even low level poisoning by it produces blistering headaches and vomiting. Old age is my preferred option. Whilst asleep. The day before my Amex bill.
Think this may be lighter on your wallet! 50 9" balloons for £25
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