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Where To Get A Schrader Valve In Australia?

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Where To Get A Schrader Valve In Australia?

Unread postAuthor: watto » Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:22 am

Anyone know where to get a schrader valve in Australia? Yes Ive checked bunnings. What are the screw-in schrader valves used for apart from spudguns anyway?
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:35 am

Beurepaires, and no they don't have to be screw in.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:38 am

rip one out of an inner tube and epoxy it in.
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:40 am

you could do that.

But trust me, going to Beurepaires is easier. Way Easier.
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Unread postAuthor: watto » Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:20 am

thanks I'll go get one tomorrow, what type of epoxy? will they have it at bunnings
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Unread postAuthor: dwats32 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:23 am

Bike stores around my area have them
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Unread postAuthor: watto » Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:25 am

dwats32 wrote:Bike stores around my area have them
Do they have the screw in ones?
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Unread postAuthor: dwats32 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:31 am

Yeah they are threaded but i have no idea if it was only at the store I went to. Putting a small o-ring or rubber washer behind a nut on the schrader is what I do to seal it well (It can be done on both sides if you want"
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Unread postAuthor: silverdooty » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:10 am

screw-in schrader valves are used for aftermarket automotive, farm equipment, large tractor trailer rims. they come in plenty of sizes from 1 in. and up. the largest i've seen was 6 in. they were not designed for spudguns.
any decent tire shop will have schraders.
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:06 am

Like silverdooty said, all automotive tire stores should have a variety of tire stems (tire stem = Schrader valve). The tire stem is supposed to be replaced every time a new tire is installed on the rim. There are ones that are mostly rubber and are just shoved into the hole from the high pressure side of the rim. There are metal ones with rubber gaskets that are inserted through a hole (from the high pressure side) and then captured with a nut on the outside. Figure an all rubber stem will cost $1 (US), a metal stem perhaps $2.

Threaded Schrader's are great for a couple reasons. They can be installed from outside the chamber and are much better at sealing against a cylindrical surface of small radius than are tire stems. Unfortunately, they are pretty tough to find. Your best bet might be in the compressor section of the local hardware store. Figure $3 or $4 each.

For a threaded stem it is best if you have the correct tap so you can thread the mounting hole for a perfect seal. Tire stems don't require a threaded hole.
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:48 pm

watto wrote: what type of epoxy? will they have it at bunnings


THe epoxy I've seen at Bunnings is 5-minute Epoxy.
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Unread postAuthor: watto » Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:19 pm

thanks everyone thats all very helpful, I'm up early today to go and find all the stuff I need. The only other thing that I cant find is neoprene for my piston, they sell it by the meter at clark rubber but as if I need a meter of that expensive stuff. I tried finding a 'neoprene plumbing gasket' but apparently they don't exist, any ideas?
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Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:33 pm

Last time I bought a schrader valve pop in rubber style it was $2.75 they used to be $1.50...

Tire stores are your best bet,if not just rip one out of a bike tire and glue it in or cut off the rubber and silver solder it in or something.
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Unread postAuthor: watto » Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:38 pm

yeh i went to a tire shop and they gave me one
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:41 pm

The only other thing that I cant find is neoprene for my piston


Go back the the tyre shop and ask for some inner tube ;)
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