MadHatterConfections Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 1:31am

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?!

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deefour Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 3:34am

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.

bobwonderbuns Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 3:39am

Oh what a great idea!! Thanks deefour! icon_biggrin.gif

SweetSouthernBakery Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 4:02am

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.

deefour Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 4:03am

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.

SweetSouthernBakery Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 4:07am

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.

Tacy09 Posted 26 Jan 2011 , 2:15am

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

1cakeup Posted 5 Feb 2011 , 3:49pm

I'm using the bulb and tubing to from a blood pressure cuff also. The rubber can take the heat just fine.

MadHatterConfections Posted 22 May 2011 , 3:36am
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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!

TexasSugar Posted 24 May 2011 , 9:07pm

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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