Air-filled mattresses with two stage valves have two O-ring seals which can perish through age or extremes of temperature or can occasionally be misplaced. These are easily replaced in the field. Two are required to provide an effective seal so ensure you are carrying replacements. Contact us
should you require more.
5) Leaking Valves - Valve Replacement (Self-Inflating Foam Mats)
If after having checked for punctures and you suspect it is the valve which is faulty, submerge the sealed valve in water and apply pressure to the mat. If you see bubbles it will need replacing. Replacement valves are not supplied as standard, so please contact us should you require one. However with the correct spare part and tools, most faulty or jammed valves can be easily replaced in around 10-15 minutes.
For repair you need: 1) The sleeping mat with broken valve; 2) A new valve (available from us); 3) Pliers; 4) Superglue.
1) Grab the valve with the pliers and hold the rigid corner of the mat near the valve with your hand. Pull them apart.
2) Apply the glue on the new valve at the position marked in yellow. Use enough glue to surround the circumference of the valve but not enough to drown it. Do not apply glue to the top of the valve.
3) Insert the valve firmly into the mat and wait for the glue to dry (>1 hr). After 24 hours, test the repair.