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Old 21 October 2011, 14:38   #1
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Inflating an airdeck with a footpump

Hi guys,

I was just wondering if it is possible to inflate an airdeck to its correct pressure using the bravo foot pump I have?

I can't justify 100 for an electric pump at the moment so would it take me hours or would I simply never reach the right pressure anyway?

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Old 21 October 2011, 14:56   #2
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I think it's unlikely that you'll manage with a foot pump. Something like the Quicksilver double action pump will do the job though for about 20.
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Gotta say that the 120 bravo pump is worth it. Cheapest I found was from ribshop.
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Rich I assume you have the correct 2-stage footpump?? If so yes it will do it but you need a daft amount of pumps on the second stage and the pressure only creeps up. Do anything you can to get a Bravo HP elec pump... they are life changing.
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My 380 Aerotec came with a 3 stage geared bellows, about 30mins for the 2 airdecks + 3tubes.
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Foot pump has no chance, double action hand pump is the way to go. Takes about 2-3 minutes and is all part of trying to keep fit, at least for me
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thanks for the advice guys.

So until i can afford an electric pump, i'll look at getting a hand pump.
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Get a cheap electric pump like this use that to pump the SIB and floor upto a decent pressure and top up with the hand pump, it makes it so much easier, not quite as easy as the bravo but IMO not hard enough to warrant the 100+ outlay.
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Thanks Tinker, I have an air bed pump to do the initial work already.

Would this be a suitable stirrup pump?

Bravo Stirrup Pump with Easy Glide Aluminium Shaft NEW | eBay

And would it connect to my Excel screw valves ok?
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Mine looks the same (its a yellow version) and does the trick pressure wise, cant see a problem size wise as the end caps are tapered, they fit most valves.
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