Mark the ball where leaks are present. Valve Leak Repair. If bubbles emanate from the center of the valve, the ball has a defective valve. First, attempt to clean the valve with a wet inflating needle inserted a few times to wash away dirt and debris. If the leak persists, replace the valve with a new, compatible valve. Remove the valve according to the ball model's instructions.
Ball valves will leak around the stem under the handle. A super simple fix that does not require you to remove the valve from the system. This is great diy h...
How to replace the air valve in a volleyball that leaks air. This should also work for many other sports balls (soccer, basketball, football, etc.).The proc...
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The Ball Doctor Leak and Flat Fix-Repair Kit by Unique Sports Products helps fix sports balls with leaks and punctures. Works on most valve inflatable balls without a bladder. One syringe is enough for one average size ball (standard basketball, volleyball, football, etc) with minor leaks. Instructions: 1. Insert the syringe tip into the ball valve and depress the plunger. 2. Pump up the ball with air and bounce vigorously for several minutes.
Ball valves can leak for a variety of reasons. For example, if you can’t fully close the valve due to debris, it can cause leakage. Leaking can also occur due to a damaged seal or valve. If the ball valve is leaking during construction, this could be why. Improper transportation or hoisting damage to the integral valve can lead to the ball valve leaking internally.
A bit of Tire Slime or the like should seal it up- it goes in under pressure and heads for/plugs up the leak as air escapes.
Take your ball in the bathtub, dip it underwater, and see where the bubbles are coming from. You can then try to patch it or return it. Might be a hard sell to return a used soccer ball though. posted by lubujackson at 8:09 PM on April 23, 2007. You could try injecting some sort of sealant. Here's an example.