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#1 BLOOGa

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 01:22 PM

Hello! I am currently doing a panther integration. I have spent over an hour googling but I can't find a fitting for connecting a bike pump to vinyl tubing. Does such a thing exist? Or do I have to glue the pump directly to the tubing? Any help would be appreciated!


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#2 CaptainSlug

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 02:50 PM

You have several options. You can either buy a schrader valve fitting from an industrial catalog. Or you can just cut the tire connection off of the end of the bike pump and connect that hose ID to a correctly sized barbed fitting. And you may need a worm-drive clamp to secure it.

 

Both options will still need another fitting that is compatible with the tubing inside your blaster.


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#3 Maniacal Coyote

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 09:23 PM

Well, there are some barbed fittings available for bike pumps. As a matter of fact, I've got one such fitting in my tool cabinet. That ought to make my other Titan-based project move quicker.


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#4 shandsgator8

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 08:12 AM

What I did was epoxy a push-to-fit vinyl coupler to the end of the pump, then attached the vinyl tubing to the coupler

 

You can see what I mean here: http://nerfhaven.com...ider/?hl=raider

 

You can compare how I attached the vinyl tubing by looking/comparing the pictures in the first and last post. The last post shows what I mean about gluing the coupler to the pump.


Edited by shandsgator8, 22 December 2016 - 08:13 AM.

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#5 shmmee

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:04 AM

If you follow CaptainSlugs advice to harvest the valve stem off of a bike inner tube, remember to unscrew and remove the internal valve from the stem so it doesn't decrease your air flow and then warm the vinyl tubing up a little (to help it to stretch over the valve stem) and put a light coating of epoxy or plumbers goop on the valve stem before stuffing the vinyl tubing over for the final time. Add a double looped zip tie over the tubing or a worm gear pipe clamp (but I prefer to double loop a zip tie- less bulk)) and you should be good to go.


Edited by shmmee, 27 December 2016 - 11:10 AM.

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