Gluing schrader valve in mini coaxial

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Tue May 25, 2021 4:33 pm

I’m about to glue the schrader valve into my mini coaxial and was wondering if I should remove the rubber from around it. Would it be safer to remove it and then epoxy it in or just leave it as I’m only planning on taking it to 200 psi max. Thanks for the help
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Thu May 27, 2021 2:19 pm

Rubber is meant to make holes drilled in pipe "air tight". I always use it when screwing in my schrader valves.
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Fri May 28, 2021 10:39 am

Epoxy doesn't really stick well to rubber so you're best off removing it. Before I had a lathe I would strip off as much as I could with a box cutter and then finish off using a hand drill and file.
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Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:11 am

I used to use a belt sander to remove rubber from Schrader valve stems. I last did it to glue and clamp it to some vinyl tubing

They do make threaded all brass valve stems that might work better with mini coax guns.
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