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Old 17 June 2005, 17:30   #1
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Water in tubes ??

I have discovered a small sloshing sound of water in my tubes. Is this common or should I be concerned?
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Old 17 June 2005, 17:37   #2
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I have discovered a small sloshing sound of water in my tubes. Is this common or should I be concerned?
My doctor says it's not a problem if you can pass the water without pain . Hope this helps
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Tyhanks for the Irish humor. How about an answer for water in my RIB tubes?
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I'd stick a knife in the bottom and let it all drain out .

On a more serious note: Have you got an air leak? If not try to syphon out the water from the tubes from the valve and re-inflate. The only way you'll get water into your tubes is if there is a leak or if it was introduced though the valve.
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Thanks for the tip. I am unaware of any leaks so perhaps repeated hosing it down resulted in water through the valves.
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Do you always de-flate you tubes then?
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It happens when pumping air in the tubes, leave valves out and let it evapourate
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Have had it for 1 year and have not deflated the tubed, should I?
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If I where you, just drain the tubes of water and reinflate. Most tubes over here never get deflated unless you want to carry out some maintenance. I Just alter the pressure from trip to trip. Hot day/Cold day
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if the tubes have never been deflated, then how did the water get in?
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