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On a sunny summers days, what can be more fun that inflating things with water. This instructable shows how to create a massive water filled aquaglove. We then introduce a Dachshund and watch the Aquaglove burst.

There's a longer video in step5, and also more freeze frame images showing the aquaglove shaped tube of water collapse.
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Step 1: What you need

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To inflate your own Aquaglove you will require;

  • Rubber gloves
  • Hose pipe and water
  • Plenty of outdoors space, well away from doors/anything electrical/sunbathers
  • Strong reinforced tape. Duct tape is ideal
  • Dachshund (optional)

Step 2: Construction

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It only takes a few minutes to set up an Aquaglove. A well attached glove is the secret to a large Aquaglove.
  • The glove needs to be attached to the hose securely. When inflated to four feet long it will be heavy and under pretty high pressure. Use plenty of tape.
  • Between 1" and 2" of glove needs to be wrapped around the hose end. Do not wrap too tightly. Place the hose in the middle of the glove opening and carefully wrap the two sides of rubber around it. Wrapping both sides of the glove opening in the same direction maintains the shape of the glove.
  • Tape tightly around the twisted glove first, ensure the tape is smooth and then extend the tape down the hose about 2" to create a seal.
  • Check the glove is not snagged on any loose tape and place on a large piece of lawn.

Step 3: Inflation

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Turn on the tap and let it fill up

  • Start off slowly, you may need to pick up the glove and untwist it once water fills it out
  • Once underway the tap can be turned to full flow

You can see how successful the seal is. It should allow the glove to inflate evenly, while holding in all the water.
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danmellow7 months ago

how do you time that shot so perfect

DaydreamDave8 months ago

I always laugh when I see that first shot after the bite.

Like something from the mind of Gary Larson.

farb02218 months ago

water fun wish i had and Aqua glove:):(

Marinus847 years ago
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its not wasting, its recycling back into the ground =D

Thing is, the energy that's put into getting it there is wasted. It goes a long way before coming out of your tap.

Water is never truly wasted. It will either evaporate into the sky, or go down a pipe into a water treatment plant which further goes to other places for them to use.
Marinus84 kkibler8 months ago

Thing is, the energy that's put into getting it there is wasted. It goes a long way before coming out of your tap.

Who cares?
well, depends on where you live. Melbourne water storage levels: 33.7 % full So they've asked us to try and use 155 litres of water only per day: how much does one of these hold? fun, but water is, you know, essential to survival. :)
Water is a somewhat necessity in a lot of parts of the world. I live in the Netherlands, a lot of water, clean too, but still we manage to keep usage down.
Just use rain water. The only real loss is the electricity you'll need for the pump.
bpfh bart4163 years ago
Solar panels, old car batteries, charge regulator and 12v pump for the win :)
tincanz bpfh3 years ago
What about creating those things? I dont think they grow on trees... but I suppose if every atom of them is completely recycleable and the reactants and by-products are fully integrated natural parts of the world it is okay.
bpfh tincanz3 years ago
Just being pedantic, If you think about it, everything on this planet is natural ;-)

The only way you are going to do anything on this planet that will have no negative footprint on anything is to live in a cave, grow veggies, hunt animals with a spear, never wear clothes, walk everywhere all the time and never use fire... Not really possible in this day and age!!!

Lead, silicon and copper comes from the ground, sulphuric acid is naturally synthesized volcanoes, latex rubber comes from trees and water is never lost, only transported to differnet places before sinking back to the water table, running back to the sea, then eventuelly gets evaporated and falls back to earth again restarting the water cycle.

No you don"t have to do all this to make an aqua glove, but then again, you don't have to have a swimming pool or have a computer either, both waste energy for no physical gain in the end, but the right to have fun is written in the constitution, and even Abraham Lincoln told the population to be excellent to each other and to party on!
tincanz bpfh3 years ago
Ok, if you insist, but I wonder if the materials that are used for the solar panels, batteries, charge regulator, and pump are just going to stay in their current states until someone comes along and seperates each into groups or identical molecules and breaks down or reassembles them into something different in a nuclear reactor. That seems like the only way to perfectly recycle things.
bpfh tincanz3 years ago
True, but if they already exist and you can get your hands on them easily enough, go for it :)
tincanz bpfh3 years ago
ok, I conceed.
Relevance just went up in smoke.
That just means you are unable to relate or unable to comprehend the relevance.

I think your comment actually lacks a bit of relevance, it's 'easy' to say something totally inconstructive.

I bet your fun at parties!

I bet you can't imagine me being a nice and fun person. No problem.

bart416 bpfh3 years ago
There you go, 0 use of electricity of the grid. It's now environmentally friendly to make aquagloves!
he's just watering the grass. and his dog... :)
eranox arpoky3 years ago
^Amicably agree. :)^
You COULD try to condense the water vapor in the air, or just collect rain, if it ever does. Then you boil the stuff, and it's even good to drink!

Yes because God will not give us what we need. Oh wait yes He does. Get a life and stop trying to make the world believe you care oh so much.

Hey, watch the attitude.

-CCCP-9 months ago

Pump it up with a bike pump if you want to save water. Or, just use reclaimed water or sewer water (yuck)

m4lwin49 months ago

wow, so nice!

patatarium9 months ago
I try this is really cool !
tz1_1zt (author) 1 year ago
No, that could not happen with plumbing designed for mains pressure water. If the rubber glove exerted an elastic force greater than the water pressure then it would never inflate.The rubber continues to stretch whenever the tap is turned on, so exerts less force than than the water pressure.
Is there any chance that the pressure created from this could back the water up through the hose and mess up the water pipes for the house?
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-nana! I can't hear all the naysayers with my ears covered! This is very cool water fun! Nothing wrong with watering the lawn once in awhile and I promise I won't flush the toilet as often to make up for the water consumption!
vincent75203 years ago
You could use a condom instead of a glove.

I guess it would be the same amount of wasted water, but what could you expect from a comment from France ?…

Just because I'm in France does not mean that I'm French ;-)
true ! … but some can expect you get some elementary notions … 

:D :D
Super_Nerd3 years ago
Does this work with a corgi?
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