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    How do you get moisture out of a pump?

    My pump got muddy and I hosed it down. Now it still has moisture in it after being left open for several days in the heat.

    Moisture still comes out of the hose and the dial is covered in droplets.

    And what do you lube pumps with?

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    I've never touched a pump with lube. Take the pump apart as much as you can and then let it dry like that. Next time, don't hose off the pump if it gets muddy. Just wait for the mud to dry and then pick the mud off.
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    That's funny. My lezyne froze up the other day and once I finally yanked the plunger out and lubed it it worked again.

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    You need to figure out a way to exchange the moist air inside the pump for the dry air outside the pump.

    Try pumping it.

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    Tried that. Didn't really do much cept keep spurtin water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aBicycle View Post
    Tried that. Didn't really do much cept keep spurtin water.
    So you were pumping it and...water was coming out?

    Sounds like you've answered your own question.

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    You may be better off letting a qualified professional do this for you. Stop by your LBS and let them know your floor pump needs a tune-up. They'll be able to get you a quote, and if they're caught up on repair work, can have you pumping again in no time!

    is this thread for real?

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    rapid, extreme hot/cold cycles. That will do the trick.

    Like, put it in the oven at 450F and then remove it immediately into a vat of liquid nitrogen. Voila, moisture gone!

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    Doesn't mean it was coming out of the dial. Plus it wasn't like the droplets in the dial were moving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aBicycle View Post
    Doesn't mean it was coming out of the dial. Plus it wasn't like the droplets in the dial were moving.
    True enough, but the advice you are getting here is still sound. Get the manual for the pump (google is your friend here) and tear it down as far as the manual describes, and maybe a little further if think you can, you have the right tools and are confident in your wrenching skills. Clean and dry everywhere you can reach, put it back together with whatever type of lubricant is specified for the piston/cup thingy, and then just start using it. You won't exchange much wet air with dry air inside the gauge with each use, but over time one of three things will happen:

    (1) The droplets will eventually dissappear as the air inside the gauge finally dries out
    (2) You forget about the droplets and just pump the tires and ride
    (3) The gauge stops working properly and you have to replace it, or get a whole new pump, depending on the design of the pump
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    don't worry about it. a lil water in the tires isn't gunna hurt. compressed air has lots of moisture in it anyhow.

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    Sounds like you built yourself a squirt gun. Wonder if that's how Super Soaker got its start?

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    Modify it so that you can use it for a coffee enema.
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