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Old 04-09-2016, 04:10 PM   #1
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JBL 3ATM float, how to get 30psi in it??

The JBL float I got is rated for 30psi, but instead of a fitting for a bike pump, it has a mouth inflator like a snorkeling vest. How the heck does one get it to 30psi?? Leaving for Baja tomorrow. TIA for solutions.
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Re: JBL 3ATM float, how to get 30psi in it??

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Re: JBL 3ATM float, how to get 30psi in it??

Thanks. good idea at home, I actually have that air fitting and a compressor, great!
UPDATE: nope, the opening is so shallow the tapered tip bottoms out way before it can wedge in. even with duct tape 'gasket' it just blows past.

So... still stuck with lung power. Other ideas? maybe i'll go to a hardware store and find a male shraeder valve and do some surgery.

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Thanks. good idea at home, I actually have that air fitting and a compressor, great!
Buuuut, what about inflating to 30psi in Baja? might be tough to find a compressor with the same quick-release fitting to borrow, but maybe possible. Backup ideas for remote travel destinations?
Most gas stations will have one and you can fill of a scuba tank bc hose . Both supper ez to find in mex , or you can make a adapter from male shrader valve to that blow gun then you can do it with a bike pump
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Old 04-09-2016, 07:33 PM   #5
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Re: JBL 3ATM float, how to get 30psi in it??

got a male shraeder valve and may try to do some surgery and Aquaseal when I get to Baja, no more time. Whether the valve body will fit after i hack it shorter and hack off the filler tube.... is dodgy. Still looking for better solutions.

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Old 04-10-2016, 11:21 AM   #6
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Re: JBL 3ATM float, how to get 30psi in it??

I would almost assume that since it's only a mouth/lung inflate system the 30 PSI rating Is you blow it up as much as you can and then when it's sitting on the surface in the sun the sun will give it the additional PSI and after the 30 psi it could start leaking or fail somewhere.
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Re: JBL 3ATM float, how to get 30psi in it??

Just cut the tip of the rubber blower nozzle so it won't bottom out , the Riffe 2atm float it the same valve setup and we have allways just used a blog in to fill it up
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Re: JBL 3ATM float, how to get 30psi in it??

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Just cut the tip of the rubber blower nozzle so it won't bottom out , the Riffe 2atm float it the same valve setup and we have allways just used a blog in to fill it up
I got the exact same JBL float and thats what i do. I fill mine with one of those little "Slime" 12V DC air compressors. 20 Lbs is the most i have filled it though.
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Re: JBL 3ATM float, how to get 30psi in it??

What's a "blog in"?
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Re: JBL 3ATM float, how to get 30psi in it??

Blow gun , auto correct changed it
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