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Old 01-12-2018, 07:12 PM
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Default Valve stem adapter - any help??

I have looked but . . . .

OK, so the valve stem is very near the rim, and parallel to the axle. 5.00x5 wheel on the RV7. While is it probably best to remove the wheel pants, I want a way to access more often. So read on.

I am looking for a straight valve stem adapter that is open (not closed) type. I have searched via google and images to find one and surprised in not finding a small diameter open style. BTW - the open style has a rigid center that will open the Schrader valve, and allow two way airflow.

Here is a picture of a steel one with a threaded attachment. The final tool will have a rigid 6" tube terminated with this adapter so it can be pressed onto the stem through a hole in the wheel pants, read the pressure then add air with a valve connected to the air supply.

Does any one know where to find such an adapter?

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Old 01-12-2018, 07:15 PM
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I have a valve stem extension like this one for that purpose.

https://www.gemplers.com/product/HE3...180113011518:s
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:33 PM
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Default Valve stem inflation tool

Check out Cleaveland Aircraft Tools.

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Cleave...uctinfo/VSI15/
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:30 PM
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I have similar, but stainless braided tube.
http://www.aircraftextras.com/Valve-ext.htm

Google "stainless braided tire valve extenders". Just be sure to get the kind where the inner "nut" is fixed to the hose and not free-spinning.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:12 PM
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Not sure what you are looking for ? This?https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:16 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shamer View Post
Check out Cleaveland Aircraft Tools.

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Cleave...uctinfo/VSI15/
Kyle, Mike, thanks, but I was looking for a non threaded, direct acting tool.

This Cleaveland tool is just what I was looking for.

Thanks to all!!

edit: Thanks Larry, that one functions as desired (like my picture), but the Cleaveland one has is rigid and has a bourdon tube gage. I kinda like a gage better than the old style.

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Old 01-12-2018, 10:11 PM
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If you want to roll your own, this chuck is available from Graingers:

https://www.grainger.com/product/SPE...re-Chuck-1KUH2
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