Ryobi P737 Inflators: What’s New?
The new version of the Ryobi 18V cordless inliner (or “inflater”) is called the P737. The new model features a larger inflatable volume with improved performance compared to its predecessor, the P732. A few other changes have been made too, but these are not important for our purpose here.
In addition to the larger volume, the P737 has a number of improvements over its predecessor. These include better sealing around the pump handle, an improved seal around the rubber gasket on top of the inflator body, and a redesigned pump nozzle which makes it easier to use. The pump nozzle now fits inside a small opening at one end of the body. When using the pump nozzle, the nozzle can be pushed into the body of the inflator.
This will allow you to fill your bag or backpack without having to remove it from your pocket.
How to Use the P737
Before we start this article, I’d like to talk about one thing. If you have ever had the pleasure of getting hit in the face with a large amount of water inside a bag, you know that it isn’t a pleasurable experience. Keeping this in mind, you should always remember to keep the bag relatively full when using it so that it can cushion the inevitable blow should you trip or fall while riding your bike or walking down stairs.
So, after you have read the above safety information, let’s get started. The P737 consists of three main pieces: the pump handle, the inflator body, and the rubber air hose. You can see this illustrated below:
The pump handle screws into the base of the inflator body. You will need to use your hands to twist it into place. Make sure that it is tight. If it isn’t, the pump will shoot off the inflator when you try to use it.
The rubber air hose will connect the pump handle to the inflatable object. These hoses can be a little tricky: make sure that both ends are inserted all the way into their respective pieces. Once again, if this isn’t done correctly, air won’t get into your inflatable object. You should also keep the rubber hose away from sharp objects, as this can cause holes to form in it.
Before you begin inflating, make sure that the pump handle is securely attached to the inflator body. Then, inflate your object slowly. The best way to do this is by pushing the handle forward until all the air has escaped from the object and then pulling it back a little at a time. This makes it more likely that you will catch any small leaks in the object before they get out of hand.
Once again, this may seem trivial, but I can tell you from personal experience that a small leak left unchecked can turn into a large one very quickly.
If the object is especially large like an air mattress or an inner tube, you may need someone else to help you hold it so that it doesn’t slip off whatever it is resting on.
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