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kmofleh

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Monday, November 3rd 2014, 4:47pm

ICV 1.5 inch Valve

After setting up my farm I tried to flush the lines to remove any sanda or soil remaining in the lines.That was done by manually opening the valve quarter turn but the most all the valves (8 Valves) did not stop after closing the valve hand tight. the leaking water quantity is defferent in each valve.

Any suggestion ?

mrfixit

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Monday, November 3rd 2014, 5:18pm

Maybe you installed the valves backwards. I believe the solenoid should be above the outlet port on that valve. I wouldn't bet my life on that but I'm pretty sure it is. Look for the arrow on the valve that shows the direction of flow.

kmofleh

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Monday, November 3rd 2014, 5:33pm

Flow direction is correct , the mark (arrow) is pointing towards the outlet.

thanks

mrfixit

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Monday, November 3rd 2014, 6:54pm

I'd take apart the valve that's leaking the most and look for debris.

Maybe your water supply needs a filter.

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Monday, November 3rd 2014, 8:42pm

I might have your answer. Did you turn the valves on using the bleeder screw?
Air trapped in a new valve can keep it from shutting off all the way.
Turn them on and off using the bleeder screws.

Kmofleh

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Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 4:24am

No I turned the valve by hand then I tried bleeding valves by opening the bleed screw but did not work with me.

Wetfeet

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Monday, November 10th 2014, 8:15pm

You have debris stuck in the valve. You will need to open them up and clean them out. Also be sure to clean the filter attached to the bottom of the diaphragm or the valve will shut slowly or fail to close at all.

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