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Old 30 December 2012, 16:13   #1
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How does this pressure gauge work?

Its for my new Zodiac WB 465, which has Leafield C7 valves.

The gauge does not fit onto the valve. Am I supposed to use an adapter? Is it supposed to fit on the pump? Pics would be a great help.

I quite happy to just blow the boat up to feel, but I'd like the gauge to get a sense of how well she holds air.
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Old 30 December 2012, 17:36   #2
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Sorry don't no how the gauge works, but as for using it to monitor pressure of tubes this will change due to temperature anyway so will not really tell you anything!
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Sorry don't no how the gauge works, but as for using it to monitor pressure of tubes this will change due to temperature anyway so will not really tell you anything!
It will while the temperature is constant in my basement!
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A side picture would be more revealing, but it looks like it goes inline. I have a cheap pump that was designed that way, but it wasn't very accurate, tested against my friends Zodiac branded gauge. I bought a nice gauge, and made an adapter to fit my valves, and haven't looked back.
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If its like on my new Zodiac, you plug gauge on to end of inflation tube at boat end then plug gauge into valve.

Bad point is that you cannot see gauge very easily on some tubes but good point is that you can get pressure of tube just by attaching gauge to valve although I am doubting my last comment but sure I did do that once.
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That is an in-line pressure gauge.

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Its for my new Zodiac WB 465, which has Leafield C7 valves.

The gauge does not fit onto the valve. Am I supposed to use an adapter? Is it supposed to fit on the pump? Pics would be a great help.

I quite happy to just blow the boat up to feel, but I'd like the gauge to get a sense of how well she holds air.

It fits on the end of the pump hose and then into the Leafield valves that you have on your W465.

You use the white adapter, as shown in the image below.

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Old 31 December 2012, 11:59   #8
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Thanks, Stephen!
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Proyectile,

Once you find the correct white adapter that fits SP 125 Gauge end to Leafield valve, you must glue white adapter to SP 125 end, if not glued when you remove SP 125 from valve, probably adapter will be keep tight on valve, SP-125 end will pop out alone and huge amount of air will needessly scape.

This is so because round white adapter has a central horizontal plastic pin that maintains valve open for gauge to read. You can remove pump hose adapter and use SP by itself to monitor pressure at any given time, for instance when sib is floating.

Does the round adapter selected for Leafield valve stays well inserted or must be kept pushed with fingers against valve while inflating with Bravo 9 pump ?

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