This is the solution that lets you quickly and permanently attach a new or used valve to any bladder. Repair old bladders or assemble new.
The Valve Trap was developed because people have asked us for years why they couldn't re-attach valves that started leaking or re-use their good valves to assemble a new bladder. This is the solution that let's you attach a new or used valve to any bladder. Repair old bladders or assemble new (Well guess what...2018 North bladders are slippery as hell. I don't think you're going to stick much to them...sorry. Maybe a new bladder is best).
The Valve Trap sandwiches any valve between two layers of soft foam and seals the valve in place with a specialized adhesive. The Valve Trap then provides a large 4" diameter base with 'peel and stick' adhesive that will permanently adhere to any bladder, new or used.
Watch the videos (it's a playlist under the Videos Tab...I'm pretty sure you'll see a video highlighting your valves in there somewhere).
Perfect fix to re-attach original valves when they come loose and begin to leak. Keep your original valve and be back on the water in minutes.
- Do not use the Valve Trap with a ball valve. Replace faulty ball valves with new one-way valves (check-flap style).
- Make sure the valve spacing is correct when using the valve trap. If the valve spacing is off or if the bladder is not seated correctly and there is "pull" on the valve it can release from the Valve Trap.
- Check all valves for cracks and/or wear before re-sticking them with the Valve Trap.