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Old 23-04-2013, 13:03   #136
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Re: Life Raft Self-Service

The valve you are showing was manufactured by Kidde and parts can no longer be obtained. The solution is to replace the cylinder and valve with the current type but for a raft of this vintage it is more money than I would suggest a customer spend. Trying to use the existing valve is asking for a leak.
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The valve you are showing was manufactured by Kidde and parts can no longer be obtained. The solution is to replace the cylinder and valve with the current type but for a raft of this vintage it is more money than I would suggest a customer spend. Trying to use the existing valve is asking for a leak.
Geez...how much is the valve?

Small CO2 tanks are about $50 (outside of the "marine" market of course).
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Geez...how much is the valve?

Small CO2 tanks are about $50 (outside of the "marine" market of course).
Way too much. Hundreds of dollars. One needs to buy a new cylinder due to different thread requirements, the valve and then the operating head that actuates the valve.
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Re: Life Raft Self-Service

Most scuba dive retailers will be able to get hold of a range of cylinder sizes from manufacturers such as Luxfer. If you want a cylinder valve, Mirada Research make nice ones, but maybe a little pricey, but they do most common cylinder threads.

Me; I wouldn't spend much money trying to "revive" a 20 year old liferaft. Chances are the air-holding capacity of the material and the glued joints etc will be on the way out.
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