CQ Pump, DIY

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grob
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CQ Pump, DIY

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Thought this up last night and then ran across JimL's post in technical about a DIY pump using a Dollar Tree pump and a valve stem. Here is my retrofit version. It's the conical rubber tip from my blow gun to a connector F to F to a Schrader fitting with the valve removed. The pump is my emergency mountain bike pump which locks down on either a Schrader or Presta valve. Still might get a Dollar Tree pump though.

The conical rubber tip is a good seal to the CQ valve. Not sure the check valve is working proper. The pump works both ways, but still took quite a few pumps... small volume.
Cost: $0 (had the stuff)
Gar

JimL Pump DIY link:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=18257

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And the proof. Blow gun with another tip removed:
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Re: CQ Pump, DIY

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That’s a pretty good idea Gar! Hey if it works, it works!
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Re: CQ Pump, DIY

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Hey Ken, ya, too simple. I was using a short hose from a portable tank. Too much stuff and PITA! Have to make another set, so I can put all those parts back where they belong. -G
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Re: CQ Pump, DIY

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Here is a pump I just found on Amazon with a conical tip, $4. I was at a Dollar Tree just now and could not find the pump.
https://www.amazon.com/Sports-Inflation ... 0254580513

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