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Old 26 June 2007, 16:39   #1
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Pressure check - best gage

How does everyone check air pressure on Avon RIB 450?
Is gage even needed or just go be feel of the tube and what is the right feel?
I have a gage on my pump but how to check without using the pump?

Saw Avon V00323 Pressure Gauge online but pricey, 130 us$

would either of following work
1. K-Pump Kwik Check Pressure Gauge
http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.a...1719&src=champ

2. Leafield Pressure Gauge
http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.a...m-1719-To-1496

What type valves are on Avon 450 cause non-Avon gages refer to "works with XYZ valve"
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Old 27 June 2007, 10:53   #2
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Do you need a gauge? Just asking.

I just do a "push test" untill they seem about right. If they seem to hard I let out a bit, too soft and I pump a little (or get a crew to do it).
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Old 27 June 2007, 12:07   #3
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Do you need a gauge? Just asking.

I just do a "push test" untill they seem about right. If they seem to hard I let out a bit, too soft and I pump a little (or get a crew to do it).
Same here - if you don't have pressure relief valves though make sure the tubes don't have too much air in them in hot weather!!!
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