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!$! leaking valve won't come off

Postby BeniciaWind » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:26 pm

I've got a leaking bladder valve I want to replace but the SOB won't come off. I've soaked for 1/2 hour in hot water but it still wont budge. It's a wainman strut bladder. Any helpful ideas?
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Re: !$! leaking valve won't come off

Postby yojimbo » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:48 pm

Hmmm, why not just cut around its base to remove the whole valve and use an Airtime Valve trap valve set-up as a replacement: http://www.airtimekite.com/index.php/repair-items/valve-trap.html

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Re: !$! leaking valve won't come off

Postby sloughslut » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:18 pm

Yeah just cut it off airtime style fo sho. Yeah launch in benicia is sketch
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Postby btahoe » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:09 pm

Put some 91% rubbing alcohol on the leak then remove and replace with aqua seal.
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Re: !$! leaking valve won't come off

Postby KGB Kiteboarding » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:56 pm

We have the Airtime valve traps at KGB come and get one for free! Perfect fix for that!
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Re: !$! leaking valve won't come off

Postby etxxz » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:34 am

I just cut around my last valve.

+1 on aiding with AquaSeal. Its hard to work with. I let some drip inside my bladder but that's alright.. After you open the tube, put it in your freezer. Its the only way to get shelf life out of an opened tube.
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Re: !$! leaking valve won't come off

Postby BeniciaWind » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:19 pm

Thanks. Cut the valve out is the way to go. I have to try the valve traps. Benicia launch is not sketch...only sometimes. Fun day today though.
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