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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:04 pm 
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We were trying to find a set up today that we could use to service the struts on a T-6 and that started me thinking, what does everyone else use to service the struts.
So fire away with ideals and pix's please.

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The struts on the T6 that I work on have standard, high pressure, schrader valves just like the ones on most airplanes. (The high pressure valves are the ones that don't have valve cores, you turn a nut to seal and unseal the valve) We use a standard nitrogen bottle setup that can be found at most airports.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:20 pm 
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Rod, thank you...


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Hello Lynn,
as the schrader valve points straight up in a very limited space environment, we personally found the following Schrader 90 degree Coupling not to be working very good:

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The following two couplings should make the access to the valve easier, but we didn´t try them personally:

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These Couplings are designed for several thousands of psi, as we are not using that high pressure in the T6 Struts, a regular valve connector like for inflating tires worked out as well in our case.

If I remember correct, the parts manual calls for a solid copper gasket AN901-5C (not a AN900 crush washer) between the schrader valve and the strut.

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chrisB wrote:
Hello Lynn,
as the schrader valve points straight up in a very limited space environment, we personally found the following Schrader 90 degree Coupling not to be working very good:

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The following two couplings should make the access to the valve easier, but we didn´t try them personally:

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These Couplings are designed for several thousands of psi, as we are not using that high pressure in the T6 Struts, a regular valve connector like for inflating tires worked out as well in our case.

If I remember correct, the parts manual calls for a solid copper gasket AN901-5C (not a AN900 crush washer) between the schrader valve and the strut.

Chris


Chris, thank you for your time and these pictures. May I ask where did you get these from?

Lynn


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 2:09 pm 
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I am not sure where to get the "straight" one, but the 90degree and the 45?? degree ones are available via skygeek. Type in "schrader" as keyword to get results.
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Roger that and thanks...


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go to a truck supply shop and get a long valve extention

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