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How many balloons would it make a house float?

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It would be better and more cost effective to use hot air balloons, they are bigger and sturdier than your average balloon and can carry more weight

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I checked, and man did I have to do a lot of digging, but it appears a standard hot air ballon can lift 2 1/2 tons
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Billions, and you have to think your house is over 2.5tons (maybe) if average sized and if it has a basement about 8ft under think how hard it is to remove a post 2ft it 1ft in the ground so it don't think your house is going anywhere.

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I don't have a basement. Now what?
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In that case your house has concrete under it to keep it there I know house without basements and there's concrete to hold it down
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Got it. About how much do you think it'd cost to purchase that many balloons..?
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Lets say there's 50balloons in a pack and a pack cost 2.00 1,000,000,000/50=20,000,000 and 20mx2=$40,000,000 plus a tank of helium cost about $500a tank
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So Bill Gates would be able to afford for his house to float to South America?
Hm... Thanks!
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NO! Don't even think about it...
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And think how many balloons do you think could pull a 20lbs post out of 1ft of ground??
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Your not flying to South America in a house
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Why not? I've never heard of any law prohibiting such a thing.
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Balloons aren't gonna make a house fly
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With helium you'll be spending over 50mil
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You just said they would. As long as I have billions of them.
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Not enough rubber
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And tell me how will you get 1billion balloons on a roof
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What if I use foil balloons? Yes, it would cost more, but my brother's allergic to latex anyway so...
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Omg *facepalm*
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Your stays on the ground and plus there's pipes, cables, and concrete
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I can take all that stuff off and just get more when I get to South America.
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Just take a cargo plane
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You may need about 2bil more balloons your not making your house fly b/c not enough foil or rubber
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But I really like my house. I want it to come with me. Besides the convenience of traveling in the comfort of my own home.
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I'll make it work.
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Lets just wait and see about that you vs physics....
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One last question... Because science isn't really my strength... What weather would make the helium in the balloons last the longest?
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My best guess warm so they aren't as brittle
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And the helium moves faster when warm so it may have better lift and question for you how'd u land
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Makes sense. Thanks for all the help!!
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Question's answer: Pop some balloons.
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Wait, where did your comment about landing go ?
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Probably over 11 million at least. But my guess to tottally make a house float is 20 million.

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How much do you think that would cost to purchase that many balloons and strings and helium?
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Plonk at my answer/comments and 11mil no way
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Try it!!!lol

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I have to wait on good weather conditions.
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your really going to try it? ! awesome
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Can't he don't know how many balloons to tie to his home
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Did you just see the movie UP but I know its more then in that movie

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EVERYONE LiSTEN UP!ON THE NEWS LIKE 2 YEARS AGO PEOPLE BUILT A SMALL HOME WITH NOTHING IN IT AND IT WAS WOODEN AND THE GOT 6FT HIGH HELEUM BALLOONS AND TIME EM TO THE ROOF AND THE HOUSE LIFTED OFF THE GROUND INTO THE SKY!!!!THE END! (sorry for caps)

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Even if it does take millions balloons are cheap

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I did the math. An average house, without furniture weighs about 100,000 pounds (50 tons) and a party balloon can lift about 4.8 grams. If there are 453.59 grams in a pound, then it should take 9,449,792 balloons to make a house weightless. You would need more to make it go upward at a steady speed. You also have to take in the consideration that the balloons will lose their helium while you are filling them, so it would be impossible to full them yourself over a long time. Hope this helped.

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Magic.
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rocket ship, HA!
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OhNo. No No No. I would NEVER walk onto a rocket ship. Even at Disney with the space simulators. No.
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you're the biggest wimp i know XD jkjk
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Heights are terrifying. Only one thing has to go wrong before you go plummeting towards the ground in a ball of flame and die.
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pffffffffffffffffffffft :P
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It's the truth and you know it.
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cupcakes?....
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What?
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catch ya later lea 8)
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Aw.... Okay.... :)
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