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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:47 am 
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How does one remove the valves in order to toobseal? Can everything be replaced? Or are extra replacement parts required?

I have a VERY SLOW leak in one chamber... Takes 2 days or so. I can't find the leak so is probably somewhere inaccessible to my eyes. I want it fixed. Because the other chambers are holding.

How do I remove the valve to dump toobseal in? How do I put valve back? Does it unscrew with that plastic tool in the Hobie repair kit? I tried using it to unscrew but I didn't want to force it as it wasn't working


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:43 pm 
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im not looking for a hobie tech answer here. i'm asking to out of warranty users like me.

got a you tube vid link? how to remove/replace valves and pour in toobseal?

i can pour the stuff in OK. just need valves helps. how to remove/replace.

thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:57 pm 
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There is a tool to remove the valve. I'll see if I can find the ordering info for it. They do sell a plastic tool to remove the tool. I got, and it broke. Get the metal one. Better yet, if you can, go to a dealer. They should have one. Even better yet, I just spray some of the Hobie (or equivalent) UV protectant and restorer into the valve and actuate it a few times. It seems to help the valve 'seal' when its closed. But ask hobie or a dealer before doing it to make sure it's not gonna cause other problems. My dealer recommended it. Every year after a long winter storage at least one valve on 1 of my 4 inflatables leaks. One squirt takes care of it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:00 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBQ3E8BoV5Q

This is a video of the same valve and tool


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:55 pm 
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That video is not available but I saw other related video links that did work and I got the basic idea thanks. I think I'll give this project to a dealer repair shop.


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