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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube and Pontoon Tips, Tricks and Mods » Pressure relief valves on float tubes.

Pressure relief valves on float tubes.

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1Pressure relief valves on float tubes. Empty Pressure relief valves on float tubes. Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:36 pm

motorazr

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I have been thinking about installing pressure relief valves in my Cumberland FT. I found somewhere on the internet a reference to Classic Accessories Float tubes which stated that the maximum air pressure was 2.5lb psi.
I know that most of you would probably, through experience adjust pressures in your tubes dependant on weather conditions, but I was contemplating a blow up and leave for the day, set up. Having the tube inflated to maximum would give maximum carrying capacity without stressing the seams, if a blow off valve was incorporate.
Classic Accessories do not manufacture a pressure relief valve that I know of, and a search of the internet located a few options that may be passable, dependant on the thread of the FT matching these valves.
A couple of the valves I have found so far are located here

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One of the valves is a fairly pricey option but aside from that, I would like some input on this modification.

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I am about to tell you something that will save you money and blow your mind all at the same time LOL. Just found out on Friday (thanks wiseguy) that the cumberland already has one built in. That's right! You already have one and didn't even know it! Wiseguy found out by accident.

To check this out all you have to do is inflate your tube all the way. Once inflated, sit in the tube and push sideways on the valve. Place your palm on the side of the valve stem/cap and push sideways. You will start to hear the air slowly coming out and when you let go of the valve, the air stops coming out. We tried this on three different Cumberlands, so we know it wasn't a fluke.

Let me know if you have any questions.

You can just go ahead and send me the money you were going to spend on those valves Thumbs Up lol!

wiseguy

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Absolutely! The new cumberlands come with the pressure relief valves. And I've noticed that on some hot days of tubing my tube deflates itself a little to avoid popping in the hot sun. In the hot sun your bladders will expand but with the new boston valves that the cumberland comes with that is not a problem!...and yes, i found this out by mistake! Red Smile

bassfishing24/7

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Good Info here,Just another reason to upgrade to a cumberland! Thumbs Up

kg562

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bassfishing24/7 wrote:Good Info here,Just another reason to upgrade to a cumberland! Thumbs Up

x2, that will really come in handy! need a Cumberland soon..

motorazr

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Thanks Guys, I love this forum. Not only for the exchange of information but the cool pics as well.
Lolly, I'm broke at the moment will you take fish? (might be a bit off by the time you get them) cheers cheers

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Pictures of fish from your area will also work Thumbs Up

motorazr

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No worries mate, planning a trip with the guy across the road, the last week in august, to my favourite lake in western victoria.
Will have plenty of pics then.

jeffcpr

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Yep I think this forum is doing the job very well now, and I agreee just another reason to upgrade to the Cumberland
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10Pressure relief valves on float tubes. Empty Re: Pressure relief valves on float tubes. Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:47 pm

kg562

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jeffcpr wrote:Yep I think this forum is doing the job very well now, and I agreee just another reason to upgrade to the Cumberland
salute (Cover Bonanza 15% off) salute

x2 ill be hitting you up soon about that Smile

11Pressure relief valves on float tubes. Empty Re: Pressure relief valves on float tubes. Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:35 pm

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wow these cumberland tubes are way too cool, glad I got one 4 months ago Very Happy

12Pressure relief valves on float tubes. Empty Re: Pressure relief valves on float tubes. Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:19 pm

bassfishing24/7

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kg562 wrote:
jeffcpr wrote:Yep I think this forum is doing the job very well now, and I agreee just another reason to upgrade to the Cumberland
salute (Cover Bonanza 15% off) salute

x2 ill be hitting you up soon about that Smile

X3 count me in too!! Cool

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