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Old 12 December 2012, 09:26   #1
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Pumping up air floors

Anyone no of a decent leccy pump for air floors other than bravo had two of these and are compleat rubbish?
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Old 12 December 2012, 09:40   #2
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What bravo pump did you have? I bought mine due to being highly recommended from very many sources and am very pleased with it too. It just works and is built like a tank, has good warranty and I understand, even out of warranty, distributors are able to help. But its not going to be bomb proof if its abused, like using it on a beach and sucking sand into it - that's what the kite versions are for, but with smaller inflation tubes.

But I can see if the wrong version was used, then it may well be a struggle. I needed the HP version for my floor. BST 12 HP Batt.

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Old 12 December 2012, 09:46   #3
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What bravo pump did you have? I bought mine due to being highly recommended from very many sources and am very pleased with it too. It just works and is built like a tank, has good warranty and I understand, even out of warranty, distributors are able to help. But its not going to be bomb proof if its abused, like using it on a beach.

But I can see if the wrong version was used, then it may well be a struggle. I needed the HP version for my floor.

Hopefully not famous last words.
Yeah there ok untill they stop working ive had 2 btp12 hp when u take em apart they are just made from plastic crap the two pins what the sprockets run on snap off at the thread because the metal is not thick enough
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I was recommended the BST as it is more robust (brass parts) than the BTP which is their 'budget' version. BST's can be found highly discounted at same or less price than the BTP's.

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Made a T extesnsion, on one side a pressure gauge, in middle placed a metal T hooked to an electric 12 V tire pump hose, on the other side a valve adapter. Inflated my air floor with manual pump to about 5 PSI and then topped with the electric pump to 12 PSI, tooks some time but was very effective.

Or you can hook the pump's hose direct to a air valve that matches you current air mat valve and from time to time monitor overall pressure using a hand pressure gauge till you reach 12 PSI.

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You would be quicker using a decent stirrup pump. The Quicksilver double action pump works well and isn't expensive.

I use a Bravo BST though
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The BTP will eventually take over from the old BST. The BTP in my opinion is a much better pump and better made than the BST.



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The BTP will eventually take over from the old BST. The BTP in my opinion is a much better pump and better made than the BST.

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I wonder why they have superseded it must be because they are crap wonder if any one else has had problems
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I wonder why they have superseded it must be because they are crap wonder if any one else has had problems
Well was out on the river yesterday had a real good mornings boating apart from pumping the dam thing up.
So think im gonna go for the new bravo pump hope this is better than the mk1 one which i had two of and were both crap has anyone opened a new one up to see what there like inside i would like to no if there made of sterner stuff than the last ones which may as well have bean made from chocolate
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