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Did Shrader Valves disapear off the face of the Earth?

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Did Shrader Valves disapear off the face of the Earth?

Unread postAuthor: paintballuh » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:13 pm

So, the other day, i walked to ace hardware and asked "do you guys have shrader valves?" the guy goes "huh?" i proceed to explain " a bicycle tire valve" the guy goes "no.."
The weird part is, i have been to that ace before and asked for a shrader valve and immediately the man walked off and came back with one, this was back in august.

so, i go to advanced auto and ask for a shrader valve, the bearded creep asks me what i need it for, i said "for a bike tire" hes like "well i dont know what a shrader valve is, but go look over there by tire repair" so i look and all i found were valve extenders...

Does anyone know where i can find the elusive shrader valve?
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:21 pm

Most car parts suppliers carry them. I get all of mine from NAPA Auto Parts.
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:30 pm

Look in the pneumatic tool accessory section. Threaded schrader valves are usually there.
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Unread postAuthor: Hawkeye » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:40 pm

The section in home improvement stores that has water pumps etc. has brass threaded schraders. Have a closer look.
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:22 pm

I work at ace and we carry them in two different sizes. Not all ace stores carry the same stuff but you should find it in one of two places.

One place would be with the air tools and stuff...

The second is with all the brass fittings... in those tiny little drawers.

Sometimes you get a clerk who doesn't know squat. I bet you if you ask some of the people I work with if we had a schrader valve they would scratch their heads look at you like a dog listens to a high pitched noise, before telling you nope.

Any self respecting hardware store would have them they are very common buggers...
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Unread postAuthor: BigGrib » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:27 pm

If you want PM me and let me know where to send you one if you can't find one there. i've got male 1/4 NPT tp Schrader or a steel screw in tire valve type, so let me know
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Unread postAuthor: judgment_arms » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:51 pm

Jared Haehnel wrote:...Any self respecting hardware store would have them they are very common buggers...


Yes well, one would think that a self respecting hardware store would also carry a large selection of springs and music wire, but the Ace near me doesn’t have either.
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Unread postAuthor: fatcat » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:00 pm

I bought mine at the local auto parts store
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:01 pm

Like I said what they stock varies from store to store...sorry, man, can't please everyone 8)

But what ever they don't carry give me a PM and I can tell you how to get it from that store if your willing to wait a few days. They would have to order it from the ware house but I can make it rather pain free and get you the info you need to know to you don't spend a half hour waiting for them track down the info to complete the order.
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Unread postAuthor: Deko » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:06 pm

I've always gotten them from a building supply store that my dad works at but one time when they were closed I found them at O'Reileys auto parts, you may check there, it's the only store that I've seen that had them besides the store my dad works at
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:07 pm

Hey you guys know mcmaster caries several threaded brass ones, right?
Thats what I'm using on my mini. and for the rubber one if you get your gut up, and go into the auto garage at sears and ask for on they will almost always give you one.
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Unread postAuthor: A a r o n » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:20 pm

Walmart has this kind in automotive section

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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:22 pm

Schrader valves did indeed fall off the face of the earth. As a result BCARMS has relocated to Pluto. The land was really cheap, but the heating bill is outrageous.

http://www.bcarms.com/product_info.php? ... ucts_id=36
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:05 pm

BC Pneumatics wrote:As a result BCARMS has relocated to Pluto. The land was really cheap, but the heating bill is outrageous.

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Of course, in a pinch, you can often acquire presta valves by cutting them out of bike inner tubes. It's not a schrader, but most decent pumps can handle both head types.
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Unread postAuthor: SNDM » Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:07 pm

How much stronger are the brass (or any metal) schrader valves compared to the rubber shrader valves, in terms of psi?

EDIT:
I just cut open one of my rubber schraders, to get at the brass core, so that I can solder it to my copper gun.
Is this stronger than using the rubber stopper method it had to begin with?
Or am I just wasting time and valves?
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