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Old 09 April 2021, 18:23   #1
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Achilles su series air valve repair

Dont know if i am ham fisted, or unlucky but broke 2 air valves whilst tightening.
Which now that i have pulled them apart i realise tightening excessively is pointless as they seal off well before the screw bottoms out.

Very expensive to replace, like between $60 -80 AUD

Ordered 2 from the USA, took so long to get here i managed to come up with a way of repairing them which has worked out perfectly

2 stainless washers,bolt to suit valve head thread.
drill 1/8 inch holes in the washers and assemble.
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Old 10 April 2021, 13:57   #2
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So that is a military style valve. I find that Hyside sells a better one than those that are said to be from Achilles. The Hyside valves are all metal and have the same hole pattern. I deal them from my store and have shipped to Australia. Let me know if you need more info.
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Thanks Sol

How much for each valve ?
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Hello!

I also have an old Achilles with missing air valves - I live in the UK and hit a brick wall trying to find a way to get them replaced affordably. THe only company I found wanted $189 to post 5 valves to me!!! I could ship the whole boat for that!!

Very much hoping for a solution as it would be great to get her on the water again and not bin her.
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Hyside Metal Military Valves sell for $40 USD. Shipping extra. Email my business at info@solgear.com and we can get a quote if you provide shipping address.
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