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Thanks for looking.
I have a Gregory hydro pack that is perfect except that the bite valve leaks all ride. I tried to mate the valve from my camelbak, but the tube is slightly bigger on the gregory. While I can always switch bladders, are there any other commonly available ways to fit a camelbak valve into an oversized valve? Reducer fitting? I can't find gregory replacement parts.
 

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Hose clamp?

Mr Magoo said:
Thanks for looking.
I have a Gregory hydro pack that is perfect except that the bite valve leaks all ride. I tried to mate the valve from my camelbak, but the tube is slightly bigger on the gregory. While I can always switch bladders, are there any other commonly available ways to fit a camelbak valve into an oversized valve? Reducer fitting? I can't find gregory replacement parts.
Any way a small hose clamp would make it work?
 

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Silicone adhesive/caulk will work unless you're trying to span a really big gap. Let it cure for a day before using it. Or hit your local hardware store and check the bin with various sizes of barbed plastic fittings. Both options have worked fine for me in mating up various brands of bladders and bit valves.
- Joe

Mr Magoo said:
Thanks for looking.
I have a Gregory hydro pack that is perfect except that the bite valve leaks all ride. I tried to mate the valve from my camelbak, but the tube is slightly bigger on the gregory. While I can always switch bladders, are there any other commonly available ways to fit a camelbak valve into an oversized valve? Reducer fitting? I can't find gregory replacement parts.
 

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Nalene

I did some recon at EMS during lunch. Nalene makes the 'Gregory" bladder. tube and fittings are slightly bigger than camelbak. I can buy a replacememt tube and valve for $13 or a replacement bladder for $25. Even though it is a superior fitting pack, I only paid $29 for the whole thing at Sierra Trading post. I'll probaly hit the hardware to improvise.

Thanks for the suggestions. I think that a clamp would rub my face and sealant would be too permanent when the valve fails.
 
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