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Old 03 March 2007, 04:38   #1
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Hi All,

I wonder if any one can help me, I Need a replacement inflation valve for my 2.5m compass inflatable, as it slowly deflates. The Compass rep is extremely unhelpfull and rude.
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Would be most gratefull of any help or advice.

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Old 03 March 2007, 05:02   #2
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I've got some Leafield valves for sale-measure the valve you've got and I'll see if I'v got one around the same dimensions.
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Old 03 March 2007, 08:06   #3
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Thanks for your help

The white plastic bit measures 27mm dia
The rubber seal measures 38mm dia
Total length when assembled 35mm
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I have seen this valve on several boats that were labelled "Capri" here in Canada. The boats were made by Stomil in Poland. I have never been able to repair/rebuild this valve.

I have removed the parts like you have done, cleaned them, even added thin layers of rubber to the diaphragm (the rubber disc on the left) in an attempt to get a better seal with the body of the valve. Nothing worked, ever.

I suggest replacing the valve. I have done this two ways. First, and easiest, is to cover the existing valve opening and install the new valve in another location. Second way is to remove the glued in rubber base on the inside of the tube using a heat gun. You might have to modify the hole in the tube depending on the dimensions of the replacement valve.

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Good advice (imo), these valves are going to be hard to come by, i believe the compass inflatables are made of hypalon too so replacing the valve with one of nos4r2's would be easier than a PVC equivalent, is there a round patch where the valve goes?
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Yes the round patch is approx 150mm
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The way to do it is to use a heat gun to get this patch off, you should then have access to the inside of the tube, you can place the cage section of the valve inside, glue a patch on and screw the valve in to the cage section....... i'm making this sound easy, if you neeed some more help on this PM me and i'll run you through it.
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The Leafield B7's are 65mm diameter. Ebay link here- http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...8352&rd=1&rd=1

Get the first bid in and I'll end the auction so you win them.
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