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Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
Plastic inflatable air valve on 11/18/2012 00:10:37 MST Print View

I'm trying to find one of these for a MYOG project, but I don't want to buy 1000 of them. Does anyone know where I can get these in single units?





http://sell.bizrice.com/selling-leads/442718/Good-quality-19mm-38mm-plastic-inflatable-air-valve.html

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Plastic inflatable air valve on 11/18/2012 00:26:12 MST Print View

Seems like a trip to the mall or toys r us would produce some sort of blow up gizmo that could be dissected for the valve.

Or email the supplier and ask for a sample.

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
Re: Plastic inflatable air valve on 11/18/2012 00:34:10 MST Print View

Thanks Dale, I did think about that, but was trying to see if I could find one new, If not it's off to the dollar store for some floaties.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: Plastic inflatable air valve on 11/18/2012 00:44:13 MST Print View

Do ask for samples. Suppliers will send them to prospective buyers in small quantities. They might send several types.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Plastic inflatable air valve on 11/18/2012 08:11:40 MST Print View

Go to toy store. Buy cheap plastic ball. Cut out valve.

Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - M

Locale: Southeast
Re: Plastic inflatable air valve on 11/18/2012 09:46:13 MST Print View

I use these all the time: http://www.airtimekite.com/index.php/catalogsearch/result/?q=inflation+valve&x=0&y=0

The adhesive sticks to nylon very well.

Ryan

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
Re: Plastic inflatable air valve on 11/18/2012 13:39:04 MST Print View

Thanks Ryan,

Will these stick to cuben fiber?

Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - M

Locale: Southeast
Re: Re: Plastic inflatable air valve on 11/18/2012 16:31:27 MST Print View

Jack,

Good question, never tried. I always used them for MYOG sleeping pads. My guess is yes, but not sure how well. Seamgrip does adhere to both cuben and this valve so you could use that if the factory adhesive fails.

Ryan

Thomas Rayl
(trayl) - MLife

Locale: SE Tx
Plastic inflatable air valve on 12/07/2012 16:13:28 MST Print View

Check out Cascade Designs (www.cascadedesigns.com), makers of the Thermarest line. They sell a valve repair kit, complete with adhesive.