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Where to find Cheap Blown Sugar Pump

post #1 of 10
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Hi! I've started getting into pulled sugar and blown sugar but I'm using a crappy hand pump for bikes or something so it's not going as well as I'd like.

I have not been able to find a blown sugar pump for less than $150. Does anyone know where to find an alternative pump that works as well-ish?!
post #2 of 10
I found a blood pressure pump(original style) at Target for $20.00 I detached the pump and tubing and connected the copper tubing to it. I had the copper tubing and some flexible rubber tubing( I wanted it a little longer) from another project. It shouldn't cost you more than $30.00.
post #3 of 10
Oh what a great idea!! Thanks deefour! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 10
Sweetwise in Nashville has them for $18 (I think) and you can call them and place an order. But basically what they use is what deefour mentioned.
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post #5 of 10
I'm also new to sugar. I'm working on making a warming box from pvc.I bought the piping three weeks ago. I'll get around to it soon.
post #6 of 10
Deefour an idea that you might consider is 4 pieces that make a rectangle with a silpat mat attached to the top of it. That's what they used when I took a class and it worked really well.
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post #7 of 10
I found it easier to use both hands instead of trying to pump with one and work the sugar with the other, so I went to my local farm and home and bought several inches of plastic tubing, and an inch worth of copper pipe (small enough to fit into the tubing) and then just use that to blow into the sugar. My total was $3.00
post #8 of 10
I'm using the bulb and tubing to from a blood pressure cuff also. The rubber can take the heat just fine.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by deefour

I found a blood pressure pump(original style) at Target for $20.00 I detached the pump and tubing and connected the copper tubing to it. I had the copper tubing and some flexible rubber tubing( I wanted it a little longer) from another project. It shouldn't cost you more than $30.00.



Wow I did just that! It works so well!
post #10 of 10
http://www.shopchefrubber.com/product.php?productid=10378&cat=1524&page=1

I have one like this, with a copper tube. You can also cut the tubing down to make it easier to handle, but I just ended up wrapping it up in my hand some.
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