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Old 28 January 2008, 15:08   #1
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Pressure relief valve

I was thinking of fitting Pressure relief valve
wondered if its a big job as i don't want to damage the tubes
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Old 28 January 2008, 15:15   #2
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I looked at it after my problems and you need access to both the inside and outside of the tube which means opening up a seam to get in, you cut a hole, shove it through and then there is a sort of nut thing which screws onto the inside of the valve to clamp it IIRC. I suppose you could fit the valve to a big patch and then glue that onto the deflated tube but I should think that clamping it to make sure the glue was attached properly, might be easier said than done...

After my efforts at repair and having got an airtight boat I decided not to make any more holes in perfectly serviceable chambers - however my 2 inner sausages have PRV's fitted - by Mr Tilley

I wouldn't buy another RIB without them though, and I can't understand - for the minimal extra cost - why all manufacturers don't fit them to all boats and tubes as standard.
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Old 28 January 2008, 15:22   #3
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http://www.tidel.biz/catalogue/Leafi...eliefValve.php

may be worth a chat with Paul

Installation instructions on the Leafield website here

http://www.leafieldmarine.co.uk/valveaA6.htm
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I can't believe they aren't fitted to a big RIB like a Scorpion. They are essential unless you want a burst seam. Mine has them on every chamber - tubes made by Paul Tilley.
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Pressure relief valves are not always necessary for light coloured tubes in our climate, the main contributing factor is an excess of pressure from sunlight.
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you can get an aftermarket ceredi part which just screws in to your nonrelief valve already fitted, sits flush.
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Tom do you have any info about these? a link perhaps?

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I will get some info for you tomorrow when im back in at work, I think i may even have one in stock I can take a photo of and show you.
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Thanks Tom
Any idea on cost
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I just saw it when the boys were putting away some new stock so just had a look out of intrest so i will check the paperwork when I have to mins and will get back to, It must be only a couple of pounds.
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