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How on earth am I supposed to find the puncture in an inflatable mattress?

(8 Posts)
cadelaide Sat 24-Sep-11 13:28:44

Or do I just give up and buy a new one?

belledechocchipcookie Sat 24-Sep-11 15:14:30

Fill the bath up with water, inflate the mattress and put it into the bath. Look for the bubbles and there will be the hole. smile

cadelaide Sat 24-Sep-11 15:18:08

Hmmm. That's what I thought.

It would be shockingly wasteful to just buy another, wouldn't it?

belledechocchipcookie Sat 24-Sep-11 15:39:41

Yup, very easy to repair smile

troutpout Mon 26-Sep-11 16:12:01

Inflatable airbed is easy... But mattress with squashy stuff inside will get all wet on the inside surely if you immerse it ?.... Not sure what else to do though! One of ours has a puncture too.... Am avoiding thinking about it atm

bigTillyMint Mon 26-Sep-11 16:24:21

Belle, we have tried that, but it has never worked for us.

Just buy a new one smile

bumpybecky Mon 26-Sep-11 16:48:38

put under water, find hole, draw around hole with permanent marker, allow mattress to dry, mend hole?!

or just buy a new one! smile

cadelaide Tue 27-Sep-11 11:01:04

The mending is easy, it's the finding of the hole. We did it once before when the paddling pool was out, but lordy what a faff.

Anyway, I've been lucky this time, I inflated it and just happened to see the hole near the inlet valve thingy.

Job done!

(I would have bought a new one, btw)

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