Valve help

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Val411
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Valve help

Post by Val411 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:28 am

Hi:
I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions for my dilemma. My interlocking valve lost it's collar and sunk below the cover and I can't seem to pull it back through!!! I'm ready the grab the scissors and cut the opening!

Help!!
Thanks,
Valerie

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sonar
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Re: Valve help

Post by sonar » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:17 pm

Val411 wrote:Hi:
I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions for my dilemma. My interlocking valve lost it's collar and sunk below the cover and I can't seem to pull it back through!!! I'm ready the grab the scissors and cut the opening!

Help!!
Thanks,
Valerie
It is quite a tight fit .
The first question has to be have you manged to get a replacement collar.

If you have you will have to make sure the bladders are fully deflated first.
Then throw away the sissors.

Your have to maybe get a friend to help as one person may need two hands to lift and move about the bladder to relocate it and another person to refit the collar.

You may have to unzip the bladder in order to get the valve through the bladder cover skin first.

Don't worry about zipping it back up until you have the valve fitted.
It is an awkward job with one person only.

dspid2404
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Post by dspid2404 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:24 pm

First, which kayak to you have?

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Post by rsimpson » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:50 pm

1. reach inside the kayak from the cockpit opening and grab the valve from the bottom side. Feed the valve through the valve opening with one hand.

2. with your other hand, make sure none of the material is getting caught up on the threads.

3. while still holding the valve from the bottom, install the locking nut on the top of the valve.

iharmon
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Valve cover came off

Post by iharmon » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:36 am

I had the same problem with the valve cover coming off. Where would I go to get a replacement? Thx.

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Post by JCOOLEY » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:16 am

You can order a Locking Nut from the replacementparts section on the website. Replacement parts are located in the product section. They were out of stock but just came in so the replacement parts will be updated shortly.

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