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Old 09 July 2012, 17:31   #1
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zodiac valves and fittings

Hi,

So I have my new ex-military zodiac and I am not sure what fitting it takes to fill the tubes. I have a pump for my other RIB that has the little twist lock on the end. That doesn't seem to fit the zodiac. anybody know what does?

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Old 09 July 2012, 17:52   #2
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Hi. if it's like my Zodiac ,it will be just a push fit. The multichoice versions you can buy anywhere should have the size that fits.

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ps .Is it as wet over there?
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Old 09 July 2012, 17:56   #3
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thanks, I'll take another look at the choices with my pump. then I'll post a picture because that will solve it.

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wet? here? I live in California, we haven't seen rain in months. It was a dry winter, we'll be begging for rain soon enough.
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Come over here, I can supply as much rain as you want!!! You lucky sod !
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Old 09 July 2012, 18:30   #5
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Older Halkey Roberts Valves...

What model is it? If it is an older military zodiac with the halkey roberts valves it takes a fitting like the twist lock one you have but it is longer. The newer style halkey roberts valves are shorter. I ran into this same issue. You can find adapters online that will fit your hose and the older valves. The same fitting can be used for the newer shallower valves as well, just has a rubber washer that goes over it to make up the gap.... Hope that helps.....
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Old 10 July 2012, 10:30   #6
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well figuring out the valve type wasn't so hard, it's written on the cap, duh, Leafield A7. So what should the inflator attachment look like?

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so perhaps I am just an idiot? On these valves the hose just jams in there and the air pressure forces the diaphragm open to let air in? It's a one way valve, there isn't an adapter that pushes on the little peg in the middle?
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No comment, yes, and depends on if you need it or not.

If you have an adaptor that press fits the valve, you can add a piece of SS wire to depress the valve stem. The Bravo high pressure pumps may need this to get the turbine section to work (the closed valve triggers the piston stage.)

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"no comment", right, yes I am an idiot. Hold hose here and pump. all inflatated and leaking good, um looking good.

Had two chambers go flat, found a hole in one. need materials, that's next.

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See post on the other section, or goolge "NRS rafting".

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