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Float Tube Valve Help

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1 Float Tube Valve Help on Mon May 29, 2017 6:45 am

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This is my first post to this forum.  I am brand new to Float Tubing although I purchased my tube several years ago I never got around to using it.  Now that I have time, I find the inflation and deflation is turning into a real chore.  The valve on my tube is a push pull type valve.  I have searched all over the web for similar valves and found none that even come close to what I have.  The valve is on the end of a hard rubber type stem.  To open the valve you pull it out and this allows air to enter or exit.  Then once its inflated you just push it to seal the valve.

What I am looking for is some kind of pump that will allow me to inflate my tube without having to blow it up manually.  

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

2 Re: Float Tube Valve Help on Mon May 29, 2017 8:43 am

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Welcome to the forum ov10fac.

What kind of float tube do you have?
I am unfamiliar with the valve you described but I', sure someone here will know.


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3 Float Tube Valve Help on Mon May 29, 2017 9:50 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Welcome to the forum ov10fac.

What kind of float tube do you have?
I am unfamiliar with the valve you described but I', sure someone here will know.

It says Siberian on the tube.  And I was wrong, the valve is a screw type.  See attached photos.

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4 Re: Float Tube Valve Help on Tue May 30, 2017 7:47 am

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Will a bike tire pump work?


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5 Re: Float Tube Valve Help on Tue May 30, 2017 10:10 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Will a bike tire pump work?

No, I have an air mattress pump and that doesn't work either. I measured the OD of the valve and its is 5/8 inch. I think I can modify a garden hose to fit over the valve and maybe the mattress pump fitting will fit inside of the hose giving me a connector.

I haven't had time to try it out, but I think I have an old hose and may play with it a little later today.

John

6 Re: Float Tube Valve Help on Tue May 30, 2017 1:46 pm

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Welcome aboard ov10fac!  Thumbs Up

I apologize, that I'm not able to assist you with your air valve situation but
I still wanted to welcome you to the FTFF forum.

I would really like to read the follow up on how you worked it all out.
The best of luck to you Sir.

What bodies of water will you be fishing in?
I look forward to reading some fish reports from you, in the not so distant future.  Cool

SP Dan     <"))><



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7 Re: Float Tube Valve Help on Tue May 30, 2017 2:56 pm

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Just a regular double action pump will do the trick. This is the original valve type for float tubes, just hold the pump tube on the open valve with one hand and pump with the other. Now matter how hard you try you can never completely fill the tube, so you will need to top it off manually. Hope that helps.


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8 Re: Float Tube Valve Help on Tue May 30, 2017 2:57 pm

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There is a valve adaptor that will allow you to use a standard car tire pump. When i get a chance i will send a picture.


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9 Re: Float Tube Valve Help on Wed May 31, 2017 2:10 pm

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FWIW, the AirHead AHP-1 pump comes with a number of adaptors that will allow you to use whatever tubing you need to fit over the valve on your tube.

My tube uses non-standard valves for the seat and back cushion and I use the AHP-1 with a small bit of clear PVC tubing to make the connection. You should be able to find tubing at Home Depot that will fit over the 5/8 valve on your tube and then use one of the cone shaped adaptors that come with the pump to slide into the other end of your small piece of tubing.

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