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Old 17 August 2009, 04:49   #1
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Boston Valve Adapters?

I have a small SIB for use off my RIB - I unpacked it for the first time today just to see how it inflates. It has Boston Valves, unfortunately I don't have anything to fit to this part! Fairly typical!

I would like to attach it to a 12V car pump - which terminates in a normal tyre valve fitting. Does anyone know what part I need and where I might get it?

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would one of these valve adaptors do the trick http://rib-shop.com/prodtype.asp?PT_...earchCriteria=
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Hi... the pump adapter? Yes, I think so - I can't quite see how the, or what the, pump attaches to. I will order it and see how I get on!

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without wishing to hijack a sale from a sponsor the 4.99 aldi 12 v special (if they still have them) or the similar priced Tesco Value air pump have the adaptors included.

They fit the Zodiac type valve - both the air floor & tube valves. These do 90% of the job & the footpump can finish it off.

Good luck in the new sib & glad to see yr recovery was swift.
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are you planning to use a car tyre inflator/compressor?

these are really designed to do high pressure with low volume. What you are looking for is low pressure with high volume. By the time it pumps up, the tide will have gone out and come back in!
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are you planning to use a car tyre inflator/compressor?

these are really designed to do high pressure with low volume. What you are looking for is low pressure with high volume. By the time it pumps up, the tide will have gone out and come back in!
Yeap, I'll second that, would be fine for topping air matt max pressure, will take a life eternity to inflate a large sib, get a nice double action pump or electric inflator.

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without wishing to hijack a sale from a sponsor the 4.99 aldi 12 v special (if they still have them) or the similar priced Tesco Value air pump have the adaptors included.

They fit the Zodiac type valve - both the air floor & tube valves. These do 90% of the job & the footpump can finish it off.

Good luck in the new sib & glad to see yr recovery was swift.

Great thanks - I'll take a look at that.

Not fully recovered, my arm/shoulder joint is still very painful at certain angles - but getting there. I'm not sure how long these things take, seems forever!
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Tesco pump ordered!

Thanks for the steer.
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