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marcelo mora
fixing a sleeping pad on 06/27/2013 08:42:46 MDT Print View

Hello I just bought a Big Agnes REM insulated core for 20 $
Worked the first 2 days then now it has a very slow leak somewhere. Anyone have any tips on fining this hole?

scott rebello
(scottrebello) - F - M
Bathtub on 07/13/2013 20:29:06 MDT Print View

Assuming you're at home. Inflate and put in the bathtub. Good luck.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Bathtub on 07/13/2013 20:48:45 MDT Print View

The leaks will be more apparent if the bathtub water is soapy. That way, the leaks blow little bubbles. Of course, once you find the leak, then you have to clean and dry it before you try to patch anything.


Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Bathtub on 07/13/2013 21:19:52 MDT Print View

"...a very slow leak somewhere..."

I had to climb in the tub, fold the pad, and lean on it to find a small leak.
I found clear water better for seeing the very tiny bubble stream.

With a slow leak around a valve, I could watch the bubble form before it broke free.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Re: Bathtub on 07/13/2013 21:29:20 MDT Print View

or spray soapy water. bubble will form where leak is. Easy to mark exact location.

You can't mark it when it's in bathtub.

John Martin
(snapyjohn) - M

Locale: Pacific NW
swimming pool on 07/13/2013 23:29:10 MDT Print View

Take it to the pool and ply lots of pressure even a micro leak will show itself.