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Old 02 July 2012, 14:56   #1
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Problem pumping her up

I have had a problem pumping her up, I tried pumping her over the weekend and nothing happened, I just couldn't get it up, I stuck my finger in and felt something springy like a coil, I had a good look in it and realised that although I was pumping away hard it was fruitless as my end was hollow and was not engaging this spring thing like a valve, can I glue something across the end or do I need to do something different. I bought a pressure gauge and this has the same problem it's missing the bar. Any help appreciated, pump is my standard Zodiac foot pump.

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It's probably an age thing that's to be expected.
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I believe a carefully applied cable tie can assist in achieving adequate pressure in your tube.
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Well if you can explain a bit more i will have a go at the weekend, I thought maybe a piece of cocktail twizzle stick glued across could help, don't want to block too much air
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Same thing - problem solved.

I'd use gaffer tape (Orange, if you can get it) to tape a fine cable tie over the end of the nozzle. If you're still using a foot pump, I wouldn't get to stressed about the flow rate
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Same thing - problem solved.

I'd use gaffer tape (Orange, if you can get it) to tape a fine cable tie over the end of the nozzle. If you're still using a foot pump, I wouldn't get to stressed about the flow rate
I agree with Willk use Gaffer tape after all its a Searider !!
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I bought a pressure gauge, a well made piece of kit but it is the same, it has a kind of insert twist look to it but nothing to engage the spring thing, and idea on that as I need a tight seal
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