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Nylon Military Valve

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Simple and effective valve that has been in the industry for many years. Six-hole mounting pattern holds valve in a recessed rubber boot. Standard size replacement. Screws not included.

Outside diameter of the valve flange is 2-3/8.

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  • video: How To: Military Valve Repair and Replacement
    How To: Military Valve Repair and Replacement
    Length:4:21
Material: Nylon
Dimensions: Outside diameter of the valve flange is 2 3/8"

video: How To: Military Valve Repair and Replacement

How To: Military Valve Repair and Replacement (4:21)

The military valve used on inflatable rafts and other watercraft is a very durable and dependable unit that's been used for years. It's especially found on older boats. Replacing the valve itself is pretty simple; just six screws hold the valve in place. However, generally the valve is installed in a recessed boot. Replacing a boot is a pretty major repair job. In this video NRS Repairs goes over all the steps for repairing and replacing military valves, including replacing a boot.

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  • Nylon Military Valve

    Q:

    I purchased four of these for an old momentum raft. They work great however I'm struggling finding a pump adapter that fits these valves. I could use a new hand pump. Please recommend which ones will work best with these valves and if I need any additional adapters
    Thank you
    Asked on 9/21/2014 by jim from Washington state

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This rubber Military Valve adapter works great

      Answered on 9/21/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The Leafield/Military Valve Adapter, Item # 38524.01, fits these valves just fine. The hose ends on the NRS Barrel Pump and Carlson pumps will also fit in your valves. The K-Pumps also have adapters that easily the valves. If you're fully filling the boat with the hand pump you'll probably want a high volume pump like the Barrel Pump, Carlsons or larger K-Pump. A lot depends on how much money you want to spend. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, to fine tune your choice. Here are the pumps - http://www.nrs.com/category/2892/rafting/hand-pumps
      .

      Answered on 9/21/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • Nylon Military Valve

    Q:

    Will this valve work on a 1990 or '91 Hyside?
    Asked on 9/15/2014 by Chuckwalla from Redmond, WA

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, but it is not the same quality as the metal one. Replaced the floor
      valve on a 92' Hyside and had to tap new scew holes into the rubber flange
      on the floor. I also used glue to create a tight seal between the valve and
      boat.

      Answered on 9/15/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      In my experience, all military-style valves share the same screw hole pattern. Be sure to clean off the seating surface on the boat. Some people put a thin bead of silicone sealant on the surface before screwing the valve on. We also carry extra screws, Item # 38517.01, if you need them.

      Answered on 9/15/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • Nylon Military Valve

    Q:

    I have an older Campways inflatable boat. The existing valve looks similar to the Nylon Military Valve. It has Campways USA No.302 stamped on the flange. It has 6 mounting screws and has a flange diameter of about 2-1/4". Is this an equivalent or is there another?
    Asked on 5/25/2014 by djmadden from NL, CANADA

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I spoke with Phyllis at Walton Marine in SLC UT.
      She stated that valve will work but if you can afford the black
      Riken/Achilles to go that direction.
      I have used the nylon valve on my Udisco raft they work fine.

      Answered on 5/28/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The military valve is the replacement for the campways type valve.

      Answered on 5/25/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi there this is the valve I used to replace the plastic one on my Shoshone boat.its one a buddy had in his repair kit when mine broke.
      I now have the same one as shown in my repair kit but haven't had to try it yet.
      Steve

      Answered on 5/25/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It should work fine. The flange on this valve is 2 3/8", but the holes should line up with the screw holes on your boats. Check the condition of the screws. Our Replacement Screws,Item #38517.01, are cheap ($0.02 ea). To ensure a good seal, clean the seating surface on the boat and put a thin bead of silicone sealant under the flange.

      Answered on 5/25/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • Nylon Military Valve

    Q:

    I am planning to use just the outer screw-in portion of this product in an already-installed inner-portion. I Need the threads to be M18 and the pitch to be 1.5 (fine). What are the screw thread specificstions ?

    Doug
    Asked on 9/15/2012 by Doug

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm not sure of the thread specs, but these valves are a one piece valve. Simply pull out the old and in with the new. The only time I've ever seen them in two parts is when they've already broken.

      Answered on 9/15/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      This valve attaches to the military valve boot with six small screws. Hoover over the product photo with your cursor and you'll see the holes. So, this valve doesn't fit your needs.

      Answered on 9/16/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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        Bang for the Buck and Weight!

        I like this alternative to the now super expensive metal military variety. They seem to be holding up well so far, they keep the repair kit light. Spit makes a good lube as...Read complete review

        I like this alternative to the now super expensive metal military variety. They seem to be holding up well so far, they keep the repair kit light. Spit makes a good lube as needed.
        Note that the body diameter is slightly larger than some of the valves they replace. I did run into a rat who needed to borrow one and he could not get it to fit in his tubes (can't remember his boat, want to say vintage avon or riken). I know these fit our old udesco and riken boats.

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        Valve Replacement

        I've replaced many valves over the past 37 years....this had to be the most difficult to install. It holds air but it's tough to open and close. With that exception, it's...Read complete review

        I've replaced many valves over the past 37 years....this had to be the most difficult to install. It holds air but it's tough to open and close. With that exception, it's a great valve...I shouldn't have to relace that valve again during the remaining life of the raft.

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        5.0

        Great Sapir

        By Bucket boater

        from Colorado

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about Nylon Military Valve:

              Good to have a back up.

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              5.0

              Saved my boat!

              By Idaho Floater

              from In a van Down by the river

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cheep
              • Easy install
              • They Work

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                  Comments about Nylon Military Valve:

                  I used these to replace the impossible to find Maravia AD-2 valves. I just unscrewed the AD-2 and the Military valve when right in. I placed a bit of silicone between the valve and the boot. Started the screws with a small punch and the worked awesome. Just saying!

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                  5.0

                  Nylon Military Valve

                  By Skip

                  from Bigfork, MT

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Replacement For Old

                  Cons

                  • None so far

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                    Comments about Nylon Military Valve:

                    Simple remove and replace!

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                    5.0

                    Replacement valve

                    By Skip

                    from Bigfork, MT

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Replacement

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                        Comments about Nylon Military Valve:

                        Replacing old metal military style valve in thwart.

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                        5.0

                        Purchased an old raft replaced valves

                        By Nariel Neal

                        from Victoria Australia

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                        • Easy to Use
                        • Visually Pleasing

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                          • Quick Fix

                          Comments about Nylon Military Valve:

                          I now have a servicable river raft that was purchased cheaply because of leaky valves. your valves restored the raft and I am one happy camper thankyou neal

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