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For my sleeping pad. It's a thin, around one inch one. I would like to have something to just suck out all the air when I'm done.

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KitemanBest Answer (author)2010-01-26

Get an ordinary bicycle pump, reverse the diaphragm, and it pumps out instead of in.


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Kiteman (author)Batryn2010-01-28

The end where the rod slides into the cylinder unscrews.

Unscrew it.

There is a nut holding the diaphragm onto the end of the rod.

Unscrew it.

Turn the diaphragm over, then screw it all back together.

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Batryn (author)Kiteman2010-01-28

Erm... No... It's a rod... then it's a weird rubber thingy... a couple of o-rings, a white stick sticking up the center, and all the way at the bottom is another rubber thing. I think it's that one, but the disk is all the way at the bottom, and stuck I think...

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Kiteman (author)Batryn2010-01-29

It's the widest one at the non-handle end of the rod that needs turned around.

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jtobako (author)Kiteman2010-01-31

It may have two separate one-way valves in the body of the pump rather than one on the rod.

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Re-design (author)2010-01-26

I bought a pump to blow up my air mattreses at a sporting/camping goods store. Cost about 10$.  Has a switch to make it a pump or a vacuum to do just what you want.

I like the bicycle idea also if you've got one handy.

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