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 Post subject: Just another valve regluing question
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:51 am 
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So I tore off an inflate valve in the cold. I'd fly foils except they suck in the mountains.
Hot water got the old valve off but there is a lot of chunky monkey left on the bladder.
Should I not worry and just slap the new U-stick valve on top, or tear-aid the old hole and relocate the valve hole 2 inches? The only current penetrations are (8) pen sized holes.
I appreciate any input (except buy a new bladder or worse yet fly a foil!)
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 Post subject: Re: Just another valve regluing question
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:12 am 
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matthepp wrote:
So I tore off an inflate valve in the cold. I'd fly foils except they suck in the mountains.
Hot water got the old valve off but there is a lot of chunky monkey left on the bladder.
Should I not worry and just slap the new U-stick valve on top, or tear-aid the old hole and relocate the valve hole 2 inches? The only current penetrations are (8) pen sized holes.
I appreciate any input (except buy a new bladder or worse yet fly a foil!)
Thanks-


what is "chunky monkey"? Can you get it off with rubbing alcohol?

For a good seal you need a clean surface. You might have to cut out the bladder surrounding the old hole, tear aid it, and then cut a new hole exactly where the old one was and then put a u-stick on it.

Or get an oversized u-stick those are large enough you can normally cut out the old valve area entirely and stick without having to tear aid first.


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 Post subject: Re: Just another valve regluing question
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:10 pm 
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matthepp wrote:
So I tore off an inflate valve in the cold. I'd fly foils except they suck in the mountains.
Hot water got the old valve off but there is a lot of chunky monkey left on the bladder.
Should I not worry and just slap the new U-stick valve on top, or tear-aid the old hole and relocate the valve hole 2 inches? The only current penetrations are (8) pen sized holes.
I appreciate any input (except buy a new bladder or worse yet fly a foil!)
Thanks-


I'm assuming the bladder where the old valve is creased and basically not real nice like the rest of the bladder.
I do this for each valve repair as I find it more reliable then not doing it, in fact I find this to be a bit quicker

Cut old valve out around the outer base. this leaves a large hole likely 1.5", but nice flat consistent surface to work with.
take an old piece of bladder approximately twice the size of the hole and place it flat on the inside of the bladder centered on the hole.
take a piece of tearaid the same size and stick it over everything.
cut new hole in the same place as the old one just big enough for air flow (don't cut both sides of the bladder in haste like I did once....)
affix new valve

be sure to wipe each surface with alcohol wipes


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 Post subject: Re: Just another valve regluing question
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:09 pm 
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Here's a pic. I'll try rubbing alcohol first to clean up the Aquaseal? leftover adhesive. If that doesn't work, I'll do the patch. Good advice thanks.
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 Post subject: Re: Just another valve regluing question
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:47 pm 
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I would cut the valve area completely out. You can try rubbing alcohol but aquaseal is not coming off.

you definitely dont want to restick over this chunky monkey it will fail.


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 Post subject: Re: Just another valve regluing question
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:43 pm 
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Here you go,
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