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Old 07-16-2012, 06:35 PM
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Seeping Buckner Valve

I checked for debris and flushed and then replaced top end and a new diaphram but still seeping. Any suggestions or last chance solutions. If I have to replace it's gonna be a SOB. Here is a picture of the type of valve. Ewing bought this valve and now sells it.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:36 PM
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You may have ruled out everything but a crack in the body near the seat.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:42 PM
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Check for a hairline crack on the seat. Body could be warped or damaged some way. Any roots or ground shifting? I would take it apart and back together one more time, then replace
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:54 PM
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looks like an early model of an old weathermatic. check again for debris, scarring on the upper and the diaphram seat, then bite the bullet and cut it out.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:13 PM
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Hey Boots - is Buckner and Nelson one company? Those look like some Nelson valves that I "inherited". I actually had to use two of them this spring.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:43 PM
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Nelson was always its own animal, aside from some marketing team-ups, and one of the few sprinkler manufacturers east of the Mississippi.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:42 PM
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I needed a diaphram for a Buckner just like that about 3 weeks ago. Had to cut them out and replace, a 10 min job turned in to 3 hrs. It looks like irrigation direct carries them but I had no time for that.

http://www.irrigationdirect.com/irri...-plastic-valve

They are not Weathermatic. Buckner and Nelson have no affiliation. Nelson turf was bought out by Signature.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:25 PM
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I guess the Champion Silver Arrow uses the same diaphram. Must be some kind of affiliation with Buckner and Champion and Weathermatic(Silver Bullet) uses the same type of bleed lever.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:56 PM
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I think the bleed lever was grabbed by everybody the moment the patent ran out
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:07 PM
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I needed a diaphram for a Buckner just like that about 3 weeks ago. Had to cut them out and replace, a 10 min job turned in to 3 hrs. It looks like irrigation direct carries them but I had no time for that.

http://www.irrigationdirect.com/irri...-plastic-valve

They are not Weathermatic. Buckner and Nelson have no affiliation. Nelson turf was bought out by Signature.
Ewing sells this valve now. As far as I know they call it "Ewing brand".

So here is the rest of the story. I pulled the top off again and saw a piece of debris (pvc/glue in 1st pic) which I removed with needle nose pliers. I then flushed it again and put it back together. Still seeping after that so bite the bullet and dedide I need to go ahead and replace it. It is threaded so that helps. After pulling I reach up into the input pipe and feel this piece of pvc(2nd pic). I thread on new valve and glue everything back together. Not as bad as I 1st thought, it took me 1 1/2 hours. I'm guessing the piece of pvc was too large to pass through valve and would suck back into pipe when I shut off the water, but would come back and stop diaphram from closing fully.
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