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  • BFITH
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    empty it first……………

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    We’ve just had fun doing that. I apologise to the people in the pub garden .

    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/ghetto-tubeless-inflator-mk-vii

    I just finished a 2kg one that I was using to gas my home bar set up, so will be doing the same shortly!

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    How do I make it a tubeless inflator?

    jamesoz
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    If you can’t be arsed with fitting a filling port to the valve, the simplest way is to fill it from the outlet.
    Just keep the handle squeezed with a band or tape, attach a track pump to whatever tube will fit the chuck of the inflator and your track pump.

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    That makes life easier. I shall have a play with it.
    In fact I have 2 extinguishers if someone else wants the other one.
    No, I won’t post it!

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    Where are you zippy

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    Epsom.
    Up and down to Eastbourne a fair bit if you are in the area.

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    No where near I’m afraid thanks anyway

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    I’ve got this far. How do I attach an air out pipe?

    Could you not just make a double ended air hose with a schrader on one end, and put a threaded adapter on the presta? Just attach it to your wheels first.

    Or measure the thread and find an adapter to a a barb that’ll fit in an air hose (3/16″ or 5mm)?

    jamesoz
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    Something like this?

    Obviously you need to check the thread size of your outlet.

    Even easier, if you take the horn off, is there a barb or anything more useful under that nut, if not the barb in yetiman’s link might fit under it anyway.

    servo
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    I unscrewed the nut and released the black curvy pipe attached to the horn thing.

    I then fitted an old track pump hose by wrapping it in PTFE tape and pushing it in and doing the nut up again.

    It all worked fine at first but then the hose tended to blow out of the nut. Got fed up of wrapping the PTFE tape around it so now just hold it in place with my hand.

    I ended up cutting the hose head off as it was knackered and now just push the hose over the tubeless valve. Much better flow.

    So all I have now is a short bit of hose in place of the black curved pipe in your picture. Other end of the hose just pushes direct onto the tubeless valve.

    Junkyard
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    I cut the nut off then attached an old pump pipe to it by placing it inside it and clamping it up with a jubilee clip – it was a decent fit anyway

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Mick, check your emails – I’ve just sourced you one 🙂

    Premier Icon flashinthepan
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    Could this end badly?

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Offering a fire extinguisher to a guy called firestarter? I see it more as an intervention.

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    Merci rich 😉

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    So, can those that know help me out here?

    I have a mate that owns a fire extinguisher type thing company, who is sourcing me a suitable appliance for Mr Firestarter, and has now bombarded me with a load of questions and a range of options which I’ve just replied with “um, dunno”.

    His suggestion is for a 6l Chubb CO2 that has a schrader valve attached to it for inflation (by foot pump or whatever), and then would just need to add some kind of female attachment to the hose for tyre.

    Does this sound suitable?

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    6l seems a large one tbh 2 or 3 l should do mate

    jamesoz
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    It’ll be fine. I used a nine litre water extinguisher for a bit, I then repurposed it as a bike washer.

    I think he means 6ltr foam or water. CO2 extinguishers come in 2kg or 5kg and don’t have schraeder valves.

    jamesoz
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    How about this one, a mere 400kg. Took two of us to shift it.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    I think he means 6ltr foam or water

    He probably said that; I probably misunderstood 🙂 Ta.

    Goldigger
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    I used a nine litre water extinguisher for a bit, I then repurposed it as a bike washer.

    That’s a dam good idea, how many bikes can you clean from one fill?
    How much pressure does a water fire extinguisher have, Does it give a nice jet of water?

    jamesoz
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    Goldigger – Member
    I used a nine litre water extinguisher for a bit, I then repurposed it as a bike washer.
    That’s a dam good idea, how many bikes can you clean from one fill?
    How much pressure does a water fire extinguisher have, Does it give a nice jet of water?

    I just pumped it up as much as I could be arsed and used the existing hose to clean the bike. Worked well, only ever used it on my bike. Just don’t brim it on re-fill. You need a bit of space for propellant.

    With a stored pressure water extinguisher, when it’s empty you just unscrew the whole valve and fill it from a tap. A thump on the side of the handle with the palm of your hand should shift it.
    I got rid as it was just one more thing rolling round the back of my van and it’s just as easy to clean the bike at home with a brew.

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    It worked a treat last night.
    2 tyres fitted in about 10 minutes.
    I even left the valve in the second tyre.

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    Bookmarking for later, have just found three fire extinguishers in my office cellar*.

    *worst humble brag ever

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