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Old 02 October 2013, 11:22   #11
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Buy one of these and cut the handle off with a hacksaw.

Bravo 2000, 2001 and 2005 Valve Tool 6 Section - IBS Boat Supplies

It works just as well as the Zodiac tool at a fraction of the price
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Old 03 October 2013, 17:04   #12
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I have looked at that tool and it's not deep enough to reach the valve.

I just bought the tool to replace the inner valve and guess what it did not fix the problem!!!!! very disappointed.

The air is actually leaking between around the inner collar. See photos. How do i tighten the collar? What tool can i get to tighten it. i don't want to spend anymore.
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Old 04 October 2013, 00:46   #13
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Does it stop leaking with the cap on? If so that is normal. If not?? Where exactly is the leak?
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Old 14 October 2013, 08:46   #14
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Hi, I thought I put a closure to this thread. I have finally sorted my air leakage problem after a lot of patient waiting for my tools and spending a fortune!

Tools I need:

Zodiac Z7056 (Chiavi : Chiave smontaggio ghiera valvola a scomparsa z7056)

Zodiac Z7057 (Ricambi : Chiave smontaggio membrane valvola a scomparsa z7057)

In summary, there were 2 problems:

1. The big cap was leaking air on the side when tightening. So require a new cap, which also comes with a collar that you tighten on the inner valve under the fabric.

2. The collar was also leaking air and that also require tightening, hence the tool.

My first suspicion on the inner valve was wrong but I already bought the Z7056.

After all, I am glad that I managed to fix the problem myself but whether it's worth the money/time, this really depends how deep is your pocket/how busy you are in life!?

Anyway, if anyone needs any help with Zodiac recessed valve, please let me know and I am willing to help/share as leaky valve is very distressing! For me certainly.
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One of our tools is homemade.

1/2" conduit, notch, and a bolt through it for the handle.
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Old 23 August 2015, 16:40   #16
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Hi, my zodiac valves leak air when cap is on, only a very little, but enough to annoy, you say you bought new caps with seals, that solved your problem?
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Old 23 August 2015, 16:53   #17
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There are a few slightly different Zodiac valves but in many years I've only needed to replace one cap outer seal. The rest responded to a good clean and wipe with Vaseline before fitting.

Even if I don't hear a leak I usually soap bubble test my valves a couple of times a year.
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So far I've bought new valve inserts, they all leak a bit, put caps on and can't hear any air but tubes go softer over a couple of hours.
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Hi, do you still have the valve tool? The one to take the cover off please, I have leaking valves and it's driving me crazy.
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>>> put caps on and can't hear any air

As said above all valves will let by a little until you put the final cap on and you say once the cap is on you can't hear anything. Have you tried soap (squeezy mix) bubble testing the valves with the cap on and seen leaks?
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