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Old 17 January 2014, 15:15   #1
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Low pressure air gauge

Ive never seen one advertised.
Who, what , why, where when re: Gauge?

Ever seen those guys who explode hot water bottles with lung power?
I have topped up my boat with foot pump normally, but when it is in its shed I top it up by disconnecting the foot pump and blow into the hose with lung power and I can get it quite tight.
Any one else do this?
What pressure can you get?

You can get really dizzy doing this.
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Old 17 January 2014, 15:24   #2
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Try a local zodiac or other SIB/rib dealer. They typically look like this and go between the hose and the valve.
Zodiac Marine - Accessories - Pressure gauge

Your manual will provide the proper value for tubes and/or HP floor. Its normally around ~2.2-2.5 psi for tubes and ~10 psi for floors. Don't go over and try to avoid running underinflated too.
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Old 17 January 2014, 16:32   #3
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Try a local zodiac or other SIB/rib dealer. They typically look like this and go between the hose and the valve.
Zodiac Marine - Accessories - Pressure gauge

Your manual will provide the proper value for tubes and/or HP floor. Its normally around ~2.2-2.5 psi for tubes and ~10 psi for floors. Don't go over and try to avoid running underinflated too.
Ahoy, cptnjack,
Looks good but my 4x4 quad bike runs 4 to 8 pounds per sq. inch.
Is there a gauge that can do both, that is an inflatable valve and standard tyre valve?
My car tire gauge isn't built for that end of the scale so I don't trust it.
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Ahoy, cptnjack,
Looks good but my 4x4 quad bike runs 4 to 8 pounds per sq. inch.
Is there a gauge that can do both, that is an inflatable valve and standard tyre valve?
My car tire gauge isn't built for that end of the scale so I don't trust it.
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HP floors on SIBs run in the 10-11 psi range so yes they are available for pressures in the 2-15 psi range (typical). Getting an adapter for all these different uses might be a problem though.

I have a digital tire gauge which reads from 1 to 150psi but I don't know the actual sensitivity of the sensor inside (its not reported on the paperwork)
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How about one of these?

http://www.motomerlin.org.uk/015-low...auge-998-p.asp
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