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Where can I buy the shaft O-Ring for a Kite pump???

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 5:12 am
by SalmonSlayer
I have 4 typical aluminum shaft kite pumps. I have searched the internet but cant find any source for replacement O-rings that seal the shaft in the cap of the pump. Replacing the O-ring should make the upstroke more effective.

I am really surprised I could not find them. I tried different search parameters but no luck.

Re: Where can I buy the shaft O-Ring for my hand pump???

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 6:27 am
by sarc
Oh. Wrong topic. I really expected something else from the title of this post. Oh well..... :naughty:

Re: Where can I buy the shaft O-Ring for a Kite pump???

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 7:38 am
by SalmonSlayer
i did not filter the title through my inner 14 year old boy before posting.

Title changed

Re: Where can I buy the shaft O-Ring for a Kite pump???

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 7:46 am
by FabsPH
can you take the ring out? did not know that you can. If so, try your local hardware store.

Re: Where can I buy the shaft O-Ring for a Kite pump???

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 12:07 pm
by fdvj
FabsPH wrote:can you take the ring out? did not know that you can. If so, try your local hardware store.
Yes how did you get your shaft out of the ring, did you find a way of removing the handle?

Re: Where can I buy the shaft O-Ring for a Kite pump???

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 4:20 pm
by saildawg
The handle can be removed using a plumbers pipe wrench, same for the ram on the bottom. I took the ring out and took it to the local NAPA auto parts store, they have a big box of various size rings. Found one that works for $1.25 Canadian.

Re: Where can I buy the shaft O-Ring for a Kite pump???

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 4:51 pm
by SalmonSlayer
The handle is screwed AND GLUED on. After you break the grip from the glue it comes right off

Make sure you clean off any grease and protect the shaft from wrench teeth marks which will wreak havoc on the new O-ring.

Saildawg,

Thx for the tip on Napa.

Re: Where can I buy the shaft O-Ring for a Kite pump???

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 7:34 pm
by nikalaitzian
go to a gasket/o-ring shop and buy them ... i replaced all of them and my pumps work fine...catch the shaft with a wrench to unscrew it but use a thick fabrick like leather not to scratch the shaft

Re: Where can I buy the shaft O-Ring for a Kite pump???

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:04 am
by SalmonSlayer
SalmonSlayer wrote:The handle is screwed AND GLUED on. After you break the grip from the glue it comes right off
Feeling kind of stupid forcing the glued handle off, when the base piece with the valves easily screws off by hand so you can remove the shaft from the pump cap to replace the O-ring. :oops: :oops:
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Re: Where can I buy the shaft O-Ring for a Kite pump???

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:19 am
by poldo
in sandy beaches this is the weakest part

I would likely convert the pump in a push-only action (like bicycle pump), in order not to fatigue my weak back, but if I take out this o-ring it looses air when pulling... :?: