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I have a soft size waterbed mattress and i would like to replace the mattress there is a leaking slowly but of surely. I need to replace the mattress but trying to find a good product and a good price and installation I live in the Cleveland ohio area.

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What is a soft-sided waterbed?


Soft-sided waterbed consists of a water-containing mattress inside of a rectangular frame of sturdy foam, zippered inside a fabric casing, which sits on a platform, usually you can choose from several different types of mattresses to fit your needs.

Aug 13, 2012 | Furniture

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Filling & draining a waterbed


Although not very scientific they most effective way to ensure your waterbed is filled to the appropriate level and without bubbles is by using a broomstick. Start by filling the mattress about one quarter full with warm water. Next remove the hose from the intake valve and roll a broom handle over the mattress from one end to another to remove air bubbles. Repeat this process three more times until the mattress is full. It is difficult to gauge how much water will be needed exactly since there are many deciding factors. On average a queen size mattress hold approximately 130 gallons of water.


In terms of draining, the easiest way to accomplish this is with a pump. This video tutorial explains how to use an electric pump to drain your waterbed mattress.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh7pApujSHI


If you do not have a pump, it may be slightly more difficult. Begin by unplugging your heater. You will then need to attach one end of your garden hose to a faucet outside and the other end to the drain valve of your mattress. Begin by turning the water on for approximately 15 seconds. This will create a siphon. Next you will need to turn off the water and disconnect the hose from the faucet outside. As long as the hose end is lower than the waterbed gravity will do its part in ensuring the water successfully drains out.

on Aug 28, 2012 | Furniture

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How to locate a leak in a waterbed and repair it


Finding the source of a leak in your waterbed may not always be easy. Some punctures can be very small (some even the size of a pin), making it difficult to find. The best place to start is by wiping the entire mattress dry. Before going any further, make sure that your heater is unplugged. First try to locate the leak without draining the bed. Place paper towels around the perimeter of your bed as well as around the corners and bottom seams. Then lay on your bed for a minute or two to apply some pressure. Check the paper you laid down to help diagnose the location of the leak. If this method does not work, you may have to drain your mattress. Refill the mattress with air and sit on it. Using a spray bottle filled with water and dish soap spray the suspected areas. You will see bubbles appear in the area where the hole is located.


Once you have located the location of the leak, you can now repair it. You will need a vinyl repair kit - most waterbed mattresses are sold with one, if not I will leave you a link so that you can purchase one online. For a small pin-size hole, you will only need a very small patch. Try to cut either a round/oval shaped patch as corners usually lift. Apply some adhesive to both the patch and the mattress and attach. You should let the patch dry for a minimum of two hours before putting any pressure on it.


http://www.waterbedoutlet.com/Waterbed-Vinyl-Repair-Kit-p/wba-blu597300vrk.htm


http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Magic-Waterbed-Vinyl-Repair/dp/B004J6NFYY

on Aug 28, 2012 | Furniture

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What are the disadvantages of waterbeds?


There are many disadvantages to waterbeds. They are very difficult to heat therefore consuming lots of electricity in the heating process. Since the waterbed's mattress comes in unorthodoxy sizes it is pretty difficult to find sheets that fit exactly for your bed. Furthermore, waterbeds can leak and dealing with a leak in certainly inconvenient (emptying, patching, refilling etc.).

Aug 13, 2012 | Furniture

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How much do mattress pads cost for a waterbed and where can I buy one for my Queen-sized bed?


The cost of a mattress pad ranges from $29.99-599.99. You can purchase a mattress pad from a local retailer near you or online. I will send you a few links to online stores selling mattress pads; however I strongly urge you to shop around.

http://www.waterbedsonline.com/waterbed_mattresspads/index.html

http://www.waterbedoutlet.com/Waterbed-Mattress-Pads-s/40.htm

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/1/1/63399-water-bed-mattress-pad-queen.html

Jul 24, 2012 | Furniture

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Waterbed care & maintenance


Waterbed mattresses require very little maintenance. There are a few basic steps you can follow to help lengthen the lifespan of your waterbed mattress: the periodic addition of waterbed conditioner and proper water level maintenance.


Adding conditioner to your waterbed will help prevent the water from becoming motionless. If you fail to do this, the water will become stagnant and develop a pungent smell. Failure to add conditioner will also result in an accelerated deterioration of your waterbed mattress. Once every year and a half all you need to do is add 8oz of specialized waterbed conditioner to the water inside your mattress.


Maintaining a certain water level is an extremely crucial part of waterbed care. Overfilling/under filling your mattress can result in damage. Too much water can cause the vinyl to stretch while too little water could be damaging to the heater.


Unlike other mattresses, waterbed mattresses are much easier to clean. Simply wipe down the surface once a month with a vinyl cleaner and a damp cloth. This will clean off all dirt and dust mites that have accumulated over the past month.


Here are some great quality care products - http://www.airbediq.com/blmasabrwaca.html

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Can I use the same sheets on my King-sized waterbed as I used on my regular King-sized bed mattress?


No. You will need to buy waterbed specific sheets. They are sized slightly differently. You can purchase sheets at a local store near you or at many online stores. I have taken the liberty of searching a few stores for you.

http://www.abcwaterbed.com/sheet.htm

http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Awaterbed%20sheets&page=1

http://www.waterbedoutlet.com/Waterbed-Sheets-and-Linens-s/22.htm

Jul 24, 2012 | Furniture

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What is a soft-sided waterbed?


A soft-side waterbed comprises of a water-containing mattress set inside a rectangular frame, zipped inside a fabric casing, which then sits on a platform. The intent is to make it look like a regular bed.

Jul 24, 2012 | Furniture

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My waterbed has a leak. How can I repair it?


This depends on the size of the hole. No matter the size, you first need to drain the bed. After your bed has been drained, locate the leak. If it is small, just dry off the area and cover it with some rubber cement. After 30 minutes it should be dry enough to refill the mattress. For larger holes/leaks you will need to make a patch to cover the torn area. For leaks this size, you are better off buying a special kit that comes with patches specially made for this problem. You can buy a repair kit from any reputable waterbed store near you.

Jul 24, 2012 | Furniture

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Are waterbed mattresses the same size as conventional mattresses? I'm looking to get a waterbed, but I'm slightly concerned about space.


The sizes vary slightly. Waterbeds are sized as follows: Single is 48" X 84"; Queen size is 60" X 84" and King size is 72" X 84".

Jul 24, 2012 | Furniture

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