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How to Maintain Your NRS Barrel Pump

The NRS 5" Barrel Pump is "built to last, to get wet, and to get used." It's a workhorse that private boaters and outfitters have come to love. With an output of 1.8 gallons of air per stroke, it makes short work of inflating rafts, catarafts and inflatable kayaks (IKs). Its rugged, flexible 6.5-foot hose gives you plenty of reach, and the wide base is stable on uneven ground.

The pump is simple to maintain and keep in good working order. In this video, Josh from NRS Repairs goes over the steps for disassembly, cleaning, lubrication, and changing the pump's O-ring.

Note: The 5' Barrel Pump used for demonstration purposes in this video features a one-way check valve. However, because most modern inflatable boat valves halve built-in check valves, we've eliminated this part from the current 5" Barrel Pump model.