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Possible Pump Problem

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:40 pm
by dspid2404
I have the AE double action pump and have notice the last few times I have used it that it requires more pumps. For example, it has alway taken 27 to 28 pumps in each of the main tubes in my Expedition. Lately it has taken 33 to 35. The pump feels the same. The question is, is it possible it is the screw on valve. What happens when these valves begin to fail? I do have one spare I purchased but haven't tried changing it out yet. I'll wait for suggestions first.

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:37 am
by JCOOLEY
Over time the materials in the kayak may stretch a little. This would require some more pumps. Also, check your pump and make sure that everything is tightened and that air isn't leaking. Check the hose tomake sure there are no holes. When the attachments are attached to the valve, make sure that it is secure and that air isn't leaking out around it.

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:20 pm
by dspid2404
I'll check it and let you know. I am winterizing the kayak next weekend so I'll take a look at it then. Thanks.

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:25 pm
by dspid2404
Actually it turned out to be the pump. I purchased a new on and its back to 27 pumps for each tube. I think the upper seal in the pump went bad.

One other thing, I want to purchase a foot pump for taking with me in the kayak rather than carrying the double stroke pump. Does the foot pump that AE sells have the proper fitting for the military style valve (on an Expedition)?

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:09 am
by rsimpson
You might try using some vaseline to lube up the gasket inside your hand pump. This may fix it.

Yes, the foot pump comes with the correct adapter.

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:16 pm
by Pearly
dspid2404 wrote:Actually it turned out to be the pump. I purchased a new on and its back to 27 pumps for each tube. I think the upper seal in the pump went bad.

One other thing, I want to purchase a foot pump for taking with me in the kayak rather than carrying the double stroke pump. Does the foot pump that AE sells have the proper fitting for the military style valve (on an Expedition)?
Quite a few of the guys here changed from the foot pump to the double action pump. The double action pump is faster and easier to get the air out of the floor when packing up.

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:53 pm
by dspid2404
I just thought the foot pump is easier to stow. I would still use the double action for the reason you stated. However it might not be that much space saved.

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:39 pm
by sonar
dspid2404 wrote:I just thought the foot pump is easier to stow. I would still use the double action for the reason you stated. However it might not be that much space saved.
Thats strange only last night I was i saying to eerrr in doors we will need a foot pump so as we can store it under the back deck.

The double action hand pump will go in the back but pushes my seat foreward quite a bit.

So far as tie it onto the back deck. eeerrr no thanks i would like to save the area if we have to take a big kayak trolley with us. or a drybag.