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Old 09-21-2017, 12:32 PM
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what is the correct air pump for this ?, the BVM fill chuck ,


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You can also just use a 3mm tubing(retract tubing) in the center hole to fill it with no other connections. Just don't insert too deep for the flapper valve inside. That is all I use. Works well. Be careful to not get any sand or other dirt inside the valve. Won't hold air anymore if you do.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:52 PM
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can you use the robart air pump? or is there any other a pump you can use?
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Yes, or any air pump that pumps a 100psi +.
I am currently using this pump from Harbor Freight.

http://www.harborfreight.com/12v-100...sor-69284.html

I used this one for 7+ years. It didn't quit, I just liked the looks of the other one and bought it. Now this one is my spare in the trailer, incase I forget my other one. On the BVM fill valves, you can just use the air hose attachment as you would a bike tire or car tire. Just have to make sure the valve is extended high enough.

http://www.harborfreight.com/12V-150...ator-4077.html

Here is my installation of the valves in my jet. Notice they are nearly flush with the panel. I use a hose in the center hole to fill the tank. If the hose leaks, like Robart hose won't work to fill in the center, but BVM or 3mm hose will fit snug.

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ive got a black and decker air station, and I think I can put a basket ball or football air filler inside the bvm chuck
and fill that way, I think the gasket inside the chuck will stop the air from leaking back out.
going to try that
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