Pump Fittings

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trev007
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Pump Fittings

Post by trev007 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:05 pm

Hi All,

Well I have taken the plunge and ordered a new AE convertable. With the pump, does any general pump work as far as the fittings go, or are there some special fittings needed, and if so, do they come with the kayak?

Thanks Trev

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Post by JCOOLEY » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:41 am

Most pumps will fit if they are a double action hand pump or Bellows Foot pump. Some brands to look out for that may not have the correct fitting are Sevylor and Coleman. The pump should have a 3/4" fitting on it. This will fit into the two main valves and over the smaller twist valves. To insure that the pump will fit, the safest bet is to get an ADvanced Elements pump.

Jeremy

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Post by trev007 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:34 pm

Thanks Jeremy, I would buy an AE pump, but none of the Australian reps I called had any in stock, thanks for the advice.

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Post by JCOOLEY » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:13 am

Check with New Zealand or any of our US based online dealers.

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Post by trev007 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:34 pm

Following on from my initial question, I will have to order a pump from america as australia seems a bit to out of touch to stock these items.

The kayak I purchased for my partner for christmas and wanted to be able to use it, however the pump wont arrive before then. If I were to get another pump without a guage, I am a bit paranoid about over inflating.. I know its a bit hard to explain on a forum about inflation, but is it a likely scenario that using a pump without a gauage will cause issues ..or holes?

thanks Trevor

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Post by dspid2404 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:38 pm

trev007 - No worries. I started with a pump with a gauge, thinking the same as you. However after a small accident with my first pump (non kayak related) the second one I purchase was without the gauge because I think filling the kayak by feel is as good if not better. I don't think I looked at the gauge after the second or third time I used it.

Fill the first main chamber up about 1/2 way, then close the valve. Fill the second main chamber until the main tubes are firm to the touch. The only one you have to be concerned with is the floor. On that you do it by feel. Once it is firm, stop. It takes an effort to over inflate. The cowlings only take one stroke of the pump and you're there.

Basically, don't worry about not having the gauge. It isn't really that much of an advantage to have.

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Post by trev007 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:13 pm

Thanks dspid2404 for the reply, made me not stress so much now. I have purchased a double action hand pump until I can get the genuine thing, but think I may have to put some electrical tape on the nozzel (assuming it pushes into the valve) to get a seal. I saw where Jeremy said to watch out for coleman as they may not have the corrct fittings, however in Australia, Coleman sells a Bellows pump? Is it likely that this foot pump by Coleman would have the correct nozzels?

Can someone advsie if this one would have the correct nozzels;

http://www.coleman.com/coleman/ColemanC ... d=5998A275

When I google Bellows, it comes up to Coleman... thanks, appreciate the assistance

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Post by dspid2404 » Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:09 am

With just looking at the pump it appears the fittings are too small. However with the fittings removed, leaving you with the large opening, it may still be necessary to grind off that ring (flange) because it may not be deep enough. Its tough to say. I guess you'll have to wait and see if anyone has used it. Jeremy would probably know best. At least its not a huge investment if you need to modify it. Sorry I couldn't help.

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Post by trev007 » Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:00 pm

Thanks mate, fingers crossed the one I ordered turns up.....or sitting in it on the lounge floor deflated may be as good as it gets christmas day !

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Post by JCOOLEY » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:05 am

It would be largest fitting on that Coleman pump that would fit. Can't gaurantee it though. Most Bellows come with a standard 3/4" fitting which is what will fit into the two main valves and over the smaller twist valves.

Jeremy

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Post by trev007 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:56 am

Much to my suprise my pump arrived today, so maden voyage this weekend!! Thanks for the replies everyone, great to have a forum like this for a product.

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