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Old 08 April 2010, 08:23   #1
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Leaking valves

Well after cleaning the sib up , got most paint off ,wood preserving the transom, found to punctures that need to be replaced,but have discovered 3 A5 valve's leak ,and 1 SRTU relief valve, leaking,not much to the A5 valve's so how do they leak? rubber perish? anyone any idea how much these valves are gonna cost?have seen them on a link but price wise there isnt one,,,hope someone can help PLEASE
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Old 08 April 2010, 09:26   #2
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The valve may not need replacing. I have had leaks caused when the valves collar (plastic bit that holds the valve in place by grippin the fabric) has loosened. When this happens the fabric isn't gripped particularly well by the valve and a leak can occur.

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Old 08 April 2010, 09:57   #3
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the valve may not need replacing. I have had leaks caused when the valves collar (plastic bit that holds the valve in place by grippin the fabric) has loosened. When this happens the fabric isn't gripped particularly well by the valve and a leak can occur.

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hi there ,well good news and bad really just unscrewed the valve cleaned em up with water a little wiggle tighten them right up and no leaks ,but the pressure releif valve is leaking,and tricky to replace,can get them but been told have to take the boat to a fitter,oh dear rather sort it my self ,may block it up ,got 4 more on the boat ,have to see
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Old 08 April 2010, 11:23   #4
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well after bunging it with a cap off one of the valves its stay up and not lost any pressure,as it was going down quite quickly,valves seem ok ,time will tell
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