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Old 30 September 2013, 11:52   #1
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How to remove Zodiac Futura recessed valve without the removal tool

Reaching out to all my friendly boaters!

Hi I have a Zodiac Futura with a recessed valve (the inner valve with the green button). See photo.

How do I remove it without buying the removal tool from Zodiac (part number Z7057) as it is very expensive for a less than 1 minute job?

Please help. Thanks.
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Old 30 September 2013, 12:52   #2
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Tool doesn't look much, it's only a bar with a notch in it. Can't you make one?
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Some long nosed pliers worked for me.
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Old 30 September 2013, 14:44   #4
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Long plier may cause damage because of the thread? Do you open up the plier and go over the green spring button?
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Long plier may cause damage because of the thread? Do you open up the plier and go over the green spring button?
Put the pliers in like a fork and twist.
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Old 30 September 2013, 15:58   #6
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I too use long needle nose pliers. The key is when putting the new valve into to make sure you gently push the rubber past the threads etc. It will make sense when you go to do it. I can't remember what I used, but it was something that was not sharp.
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Here's a pic of the tool for reference.

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I would recommend the tool. Pliers work but if the valve is old and brittle it might snap off. Then you are left to your own devices to remove it. It's happened to me
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If I undo this, do I need hold the outer valve inside the fabric? will anything drop down? Please let me know. Thanks.
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Nothing will fall into the boat. It is a very simple procedure.
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