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Old 12 November 2008, 03:05   #1
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Fitting tubes at home...

How hard is it to fit a set of tubes.

I've had a quick search and can't find a guide or a "how to" on here? I might be able to get some tubes for my SR and want to know if I can do it myself or should leave it to the professionals?

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Old 12 November 2008, 03:58   #2
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How hard is it to fit a set of tubes.

I've had a quick search and can't find a guide or a "how to" on here? I might be able to get some tubes for my SR and want to know if I can do it myself or should leave it to the professionals?

Thanks

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Phil I have done some repairs on my previous rib and although I managed OK it was not perfect by any means. Also you will need lots of dry, warm & clean space to work in. Definately one for the professionals IMO.
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Old 12 November 2008, 08:32   #3
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if you buy tubes and fitting kit the supplier should be able to give you full instructions for diy fitting ,i have had a few customers do this without any problems
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Old 12 November 2008, 09:15   #4
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How hard is it to fit a set of tubes.

I've had a quick search and can't find a guide or a "how to" on here? I might be able to get some tubes for my SR and want to know if I can do it myself or should leave it to the professionals?

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Have a look at the vid on u tube.
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Old 12 November 2008, 09:49   #5
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I did it once to a 2.5m RIB. I emailed Paul and he sent me back from very good tips. However, I wouldn't try it again. Things that involve glue are best left to the experts IMHO.
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I've carried out some quite extensive repairs and mods to tubes in the past at home and even on the beach.

Its only my opinion, but I've always thought fitting a complete set of tubes would be a little awkward, but in some ways easier than repairing existing tubes. I'm assuming that a fully inflated set of tubes is easier to work with and would love to have a go.

I've never had any fear of using Hypalon adhesive. A good clean working environment and plenty of preperation of both materials AND TOOLS is the key.

Not that anything should be taken away from the likes of Paul who's work is obviously of an excellent standard.

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Its the good clean working environment I don't have. I'm happy to do it but without a big garage I'm scuppered.

Might try and find someone local to fit a set of Pauls tubes for me.
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