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Old February 22nd, 2008, 01:37 PM
chrisvonc chrisvonc is offline
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Staun Deflators maint.

Hey gang.. its there any recommended Staun maintenance for the deflators? I have one that doesnt seem to stay set but my main reason for asking is that I have a few of the AirZone tents which use a pre-set deflator made by Staun and one of them no longer stops deflating. I figured if I cant fix it, I can just use my one tire deflator thats a little off.

Does Staun have recommend maint. suggestions like oiling them or washing them in soapy water or something?
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 02:41 PM
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It can't hurt to disassemble them and see if there's anything wrong inside. The Stauns have an O-ring inside of them:




If that O-Ring is broken or otherwise deteriorated, then the Stauns will not work correctly.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 07:53 PM
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Most hardware stores carry a O-ring that fits these, Chris.

If it's that yellow Air-Zone tent you're talking about, it needs a new O-ring. I removed the O-ring at SCARR to trick Tami into thinking I did not have a tent to sleep in.....thus making her share her tent. It worked.

You could probably jam a bolt into the hole and clamp it with a hose clamp to keep it from leaking.

Actually, I bet it has a little sand or chex-mix jammed in it.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 07:02 PM
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Thanks John, I'll pull the one apart and see whats going on in there.

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Originally Posted by dchapman
If it's that yellow Air-Zone tent you're talking about, it needs a new O-ring. I removed the O-ring at SCARR to trick Tami into thinking I did not have a tent to sleep in.....thus making her share her tent. It worked.
LOL.. Are you serious? You couldn't have just handed me the o-ring and said what the plan was? Here I am thinking it was a busted deflater for almost a whole year.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 09:37 PM
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I was thinking that it would benifit you at your next outing.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 10:37 AM
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Chris - I experienced the same thing you are describing. My issue was that one of the O rings had failed. I was able to find one the proper size at my local Ace Hardware.
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 01:36 PM
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Short version of a long story...
I have bought 8-9 sets for using at work to air down tires in a factory that builds 150 zero-turning lawn mowers a day. The only maint. that is needed is when there is oring issues. If one is not working, there is something under the oring, clean it and reset it.

They last forever. I have some that have been working for 2 years and has air down more then 15,000 tires from 35 psi to 10 psi...

RonL
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