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 Post subject: Ocean Rodeo One-Pump Valves
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:29 am 
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One of the one-pump valves on the LE bladder of my 2011 OR Rise is leaking - it looks like the adhesive's failed in the heat. My understanding is that trying to re-glue isn't a good idea, so I need a replacement valve (or do I :?: ). OR's valves have a 90 degree bend in them - does anyone know if I can get away with anything other than an OR-specific valve (from OR or Airtime)? It looks like a straight valve would rub on the canopy.

Options are limited here in the sandpit, and I'd like a quick fix so that I can resist the temptation to take a 12m kite out in 9m weather. I guess I could just ditch the one-pump altogether...


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 Post subject: Re: Ocean Rodeo One-Pump Valves
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:33 pm 
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Yeah the stick-it valves will work, they come with a 90 degree plastic elbow. I'd try using Aquaseal (if you can get it) to reseal the valve if possible, it has worked pretty well for me. Otherwise, when you remove the valve, make sure you just warm it up and peel off, do not cut it out if you can.


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 Post subject: Re: Ocean Rodeo One-Pump Valves
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:05 pm 
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If just the adhesive has come unglued I would use tear-aid. Use a strip of tear-aid and cut a hole in the middle. Now slide the patch over the valve so that it catches the lip of the valve and the bladder. The other option is to heat the old valve off and get a new stick on type valve from kitefix, airtime, fixmykite, etc. Hope this helps,

-wade.


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 Post subject: Re: Ocean Rodeo One-Pump Valves
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:57 am 
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Aqua Seal does a good job, for glue it back on option.
They sell it at places that sell wetsuits.
Diving shops, surf shops.
I think 3M also sells a marine adhesive glue---5200 maybe.
If you are going to glue the nipple back on, get yourself a handful of giant steel washers that fit over the center of the nipple and will weight down the rest of the nipple, works perfectly.
Glue it and leave it overnight.


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 Post subject: Re: Ocean Rodeo One-Pump Valves
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:22 pm 
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Thanks for all the info, chaps.


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 Post subject: Re: Ocean Rodeo One-Pump Valves
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Mr_Weetabix wrote:
One of the one-pump valves on the LE bladder of my 2011 OR Rise is leaking - it looks like the adhesive's failed in the heat. My understanding is that trying to re-glue isn't a good idea, so I need a replacement valve (or do I :?: ). OR's valves have a 90 degree bend in them - does anyone know if I can get away with anything other than an OR-specific valve (from OR or Airtime)? It looks like a straight valve would rub on the canopy.

Options are limited here in the sandpit, and I'd like a quick fix so that I can resist the temptation to take a 12m kite out in 9m weather. I guess I could just ditch the one-pump altogether...


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