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Old 08-28-2010   #1
 
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Military Valve Replacement

I am about to replace a floor valve in my Hyside raft. It is a military style valve in a hyphalon boat. I'm not sure if I am chewing off more than I can swallow. Any thoughts on the difficutly of this move?

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I know a girl with nearly zero technical know-how and she replaced a military valve all by herself on her old Riken IK. Ordered it from NRS and the tech guy was very helpful to her and told her what to do. Unless the boot is damaged, I don't believe it's a big deal.
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Thanks for the heads up. Unfortuately the boot is what I have to replace.
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get some NRS hypalon doughnut patches and install a leafiald c7 instead, you'll thank yourself every time you out air in it!
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Cut out the old boot, and place an inside and outside patch with the donut patches. Not really much harder than any other patch job, as long as you don't damage the I-beams. Sometimes just a little nick will slowly turn the floor into a big sausage.
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so I'm about to do the same reair. I've heard some suggestions that you could remove the valve, leave the boot in and just put a donut patch/c7 over top with the back/nut of the valve being inside the old boot. has anyone tried this? I am wondering if the valve will fit and if it will hold up over time or if I am better off removing the boot and doing an inside and outside donut?
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The C7 is where it is at.
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so I'm about to do the same reair. I've heard some suggestions that you could remove the valve, leave the boot in and just put a donut patch/c7 over top with the back/nut of the valve being inside the old boot. has anyone tried this? I am wondering if the valve will fit and if it will hold up over time or if I am better off removing the boot and doing an inside and outside donut?
Does it hurt to try this approach? RTV is some magical shit
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