on your purchase of the BUBBA II. Now you have a little Bubba to call your
own. Please take the time to read and follow all the sage words of wisdom
contained herein. Given the proper care and attention, your new baby Bubba
will grow mightily within your soul, providing you with an unrivaled sense
of pride, satisfaction, and spiritual oneness with all of creation.
The following is a list of components to your BUBBA II
Outer 1" Bubble Tube
Short Inner 5/8" Foam Tube
Tall Inner 5/8" Foam Tube
The BUBBA II comes with two inner tubes. Only one inner
tube may be used at a time. The inner tube governs the nature of bubble
formation. Therefore you must first choose your form of inner peace by
selecting an inner piece.
Insert air-stone into receptacle in the bottom of the reservoir
Slowly pour bubble solution into the reservoir, until it
is level with the top of the Fill Line.
Snap collector tray onto top of reservoir assembly
Carefully insert the selected inner tube into the
1" outer tube. Take care not to rip off the centering spacers glued to
inner tube. This requires a little effort.
Mount the bubble tubes by inserting them through the hole
in the collector tray and fully seating them on the air-stone assembly
at the bottom of the reservoir. For the tubes to be correctly mounted the
following must be true.
Press on the spacers one at a time, as you gently but firmly
push the tubes together, until the inner tube slides into the outer tube.
Repeat for the second set of spacers.
Slide tubes together until they are flush at the bottom.
Connect the air-line tubing between the air pump and the
gang-valve mounted on the reservoir assembly.
The air-stone is within the inner tube.
The thin vertical tube is between the inner and outer tube.
Once assembled, the BUBBA II need only be plugged in.
Here however, are a few things to keep in mind.
The BUBBA II requires MAXIMUM illumination.
The BUBBA II is shipped with the valves preset. Do
not adjust the valves for the first few viewings.
The Bubble formation evolves over
the coarse of hours. The BUBBA II should be left running for several hours.
Soap bubbles are not among the
solidest of materials. Relatively still air is required to keep the bubble
formation from blowing over.
LONG TERM USAGE
During daylight, it may be placed adjacent to a large window
or glass door.
A high intensity or reading lamp may be set next to it. The
bulb should be one foot from the center tubes and pointed away from the
Any way you can think of to get as much light as possible
directed on it.
Think of your Bubba to be played
more like an instrument than a recording. Your Bubba was shipped configured
to produce the most reliable and interesting results. However, by embracing
vigilant experimentation, even more spectacular results can easily be achieved.
The parts of the BUBBA II are
held together with glue. Unfortunately, the glue does not bond infinitely
The level of solution in the reservoir
affects the size and duration of bubbles. After several hours of operation,
the solution level in the reservoir will fall too low (approx. 1/8" below
fill line). Fresh water may be added to bring level back to fill line.
In time the strength of the solution
will become too weak and new solution will need to be mixed. You are encouraged
to identify your own catalog of solutions. Here is the recipe for the mix
that was shipped with your Bubba:
Be gentle with your Bubba.
Do not remove the collector tray
from reservoir by lifting the tray. Reach under the tray and pry the lid
loose with your fingertips.
If anything should come unglued,
it can be repaired with hot glue or epoxy.
Replacing the mix is an opportunity
to clean the thick, gooey, soap build-up off your Bubba. Just rinse with
cool water Ė CLEAN UP IS A BREAZE! J
After viewing the default settings
with both inner tubes, you will undoubtedly experience a surge of inspiration
and confidence, manifesting in the irresistible desire to exert your control
over the universe by adjusting the valves. Here are some tips.
tsp. Dawn dishwashing liquid
bath oilm (optional)
The valves direct the amount of
air that flows to the air-stone and the outer bubbles.
There is interaction between the
valves, i.e. adjusting one affects the flow through the other
Too much air directed through
the air-stone will force foam out from under the inner tube to the outer
tube and the reservoir. Keep this in mind when reducing flow to outer
Freshen your environment, or
even transport yourself to a place of inner tranquility. It is easy to
feast on delicious olfactory sensations using your BUBBA. Simply include
a bead of your favorite bath oil in your bubble solution mix. There
are a wide variety of exhilaratingly scented products to choose from.
You are encouraged to experiment with ingredients and concentrations in
your solution mix, in order to achieve your ideal aesthetic balance between
form and fragrance.
Know that there is no wrong
formation of bubbles, but know further that there are superior ones. The
below counsel is included for the sake of aiding in the restoration of
the default settings, should your Bubba suffer from a critical ailment.
The foam should rise to the top
of the tube about 5-min. after start up. If the Bubba has been in operation
for over 15-min. and there is no foam rising in the inner tube, then there
is insufficient air going through the air-stone.
The outer bubbles should take
about 10-sec. to rise to the top of the tube. If this time is off by a
factor of two or more, then valve adjustment is necessary.
If bubbles are rising up the outer
tube, valve adjustment is necessary. Observe the air-stone and slowly open
the air-stone valve. Stop when 3-5 streams of tiny bubbles are emanating
from the stone.
If the bubble formation is sparse
and has ceased its growth, this may be due to several factors.
Adjust the outer air valve to
achieve the 10-sec. (from collector tray to top of tube) rise time.
Adjusting the outer air valve
tends to affect the foam production. The air-stone valve must be adjusted
Extensive research remains to
be conducted into the art of solution mixing. Please experiment with different
soaps, hair care products, etc. Here are my preliminary results.
The most likely cure is to raise
the reservoir level by adding water. Raise the level 1/8".
Dishwashing liquid yields enduring
bubbles that donít pop.
Soap bubble solution yields bubbles
that are more fluid and colorful.
In addition to maximizing illumination
as mentioned above, here are some suggestions designed to facilitate your
Philosophy of the Bubble
The closer you are the more you
will be able to see. Try staring hypnotically at the top of the outer tube
where the bubbles are coming out.
Behold the structure of sides,
edges and vertices formed within the bubble formation
Behold the migration of bubbles
from the interior to the surface.
When adequately illuminated, your
Bubba will produce assorted examples of iridescence. In fact, all the color
you see is a result of this thin film phenomenon. Really cool patterns
of swirling color can be seen in the reflections of light sources on the
surface of large, newly formed bubbles.
Several minutes after unplugging
your Bubba, the bubble formation will collapse in a most delightful manner.
This happens rather quickly and you must wait for it.
purpose of the bubble is to separate the inside from the outside.
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