Richdel valve leaking.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jcom, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
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    I installed a new diaphragm in a 1" Richdel valve-model #205.

    When we turned the water on, the valve is leaking from the top of the valve at the screw although the screws are tight. I did not think there was water available to leak at the screws. I have not had a valve do this before.

    The zone is off and all is well except for the water leak.

    John
     
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Did you line up the new diaphragm correctly?
     
  3. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
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    I sure thought I did.

    I put the tab to the bottom as I thought that was how the old one came out.

    Thanks for the assist.

    John
     
  4. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 791

    I cannot find a diagram of how the diaphragm is supposed to be installed in case I have it wrong. I need to repair this today.

    Any help as to where to look for parts schematic or diaphragm placement is appreciated.

    John
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just line up the holes. Nothing to it. Make sure the cover is properly seated, including the solenoid port 'protrusion'
     
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is also lined up with the solenoid port 'protrusion' hole.
     

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