Introduction: Inflate Your Dragon at the Gas Station

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Are you turning blue when you fill up your floats? Well this instructable will show you how to make a tire valve into a pool float inflater so you can fill them conveniently at any gas station or with any tire chuck.

Step 1: Materials

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You need the following materials
1 3/8 hose barb. 3/8 is actually too large to push the safety valve open meaning it will take a bit longer to fill things, but you won't have to hold it.
1 3/8 hose clamp
1 tire valve

1 piece of tubing mine was unused gas line I had lying around

Step 2: Tools

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Tools you will need
2 pairs of pliers.They do not need to be needle nose.

1 screw driver probably flat head

1 exacto knife

not shown but very handy is some olive oil or pam so the valve will go in to the tube easier.

Step 3: Cut the Bell Thing Off

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Take your knife and cut around the stem right above the bell. This may take a while. After you cut through take your two pliers and pull the bell thingy off. Twisting it around helps too.

Step 4: Cut Your Tube and Attach Everything.

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Cut about 2-3 off your tube slide one clamp on the side you want the valve to be on. Insert the hose barb on the other end and push it on, It won't need a clamp due to the barbs on the inside of the tube.Put some olive oil or pam on the stem and push that in and secure it with the clamp.

Step 5: Done!

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Now you can fill your floats anywhere!


omegadavid (author)2010-07-15

aww is my favorite dragon i use it to sleep with it lol

Zuma07 (author)omegadavid2010-07-15

Cool! I do too! This is the best dragon that Intex has made by far and they seem to be doing better in the dragon/dinosaur department these days.

Yellow84 (author)2008-07-23

um, this is helpful and all but what happens if i have a turtle?

Zuma07 (author)Yellow842008-07-24

If your turtle is an inflatable one it would work.

dungeon001 (author)Zuma072008-07-26

I'd be more interested in knowing what happens if the turtle is not inflatable :)

Zuma07 (author)dungeon0012008-07-26

Well.... It would make an excellent duster for his or her shell.

Hellchild (author)Zuma072009-01-28

I'm pretty sure that's not what he meant...

Agreed, is this universal for all inflatable animals?

Zuma07 (author)Weissensteinburg2008-07-24

No. You could use it on any inflatable object, as long as the valve on the float is big enough. I titled it inflate your dragon simply because they are my favorite animal.

Weissensteinburg (author)Zuma072008-07-24

Yeah, I was just kidding =]

Zuma07 (author)Weissensteinburg2008-07-24


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