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jwaler

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Thursday, July 14th 2005, 3:54pm

Febco 765 poppet

I purchased a replacement poppet from sprinklerwarehouse this week.
When I installed it, it did not hold and leaked. After comparing
the old poppet and the new one, the new one has a tiny hole in the
bottom. The old one does not have this. Is this a defect or
did I order the wrong part?

Jim

Wet_Boots

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Posts: 4,077

Location: Metro NYC

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Thursday, July 14th 2005, 5:34pm

Possibly. It's likely the 'bonnet' on a 765 that gets broken. The poppet, containing the washer that seals the device, usually isn't the problem.

jwaler

New Member

3

Friday, July 15th 2005, 10:20am

Should the poppet have a hole on the bottom though?
(at the bottom of the shaft where the brass bonnet
part goes in)

Jim

Wet_Boots

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Posts: 4,077

Location: Metro NYC

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Friday, July 15th 2005, 5:31pm

A hole is an opening on both sides of an object, through which water could travel. An indentation is similar, but appears only on one side of the object. Without an equivalent opening on the other side, there is no pathway for water to travel through. With the groundwork of these definitions laid, are you referring to an indentation? If so, find something else to worry about. The manufacturing process for plastic parts can change, and so can the appearance of the parts, even though they still are functional in older equipment.

jwaler

New Member

5

Sunday, July 17th 2005, 4:24pm

It is a hole. Pour water in the top of the poppet and it will
come through. I only asked since I have never installed one
before. It cost me $30 and I would like to return it to
sprinklerwarehouse if it is defective.

Jim

Wet_Boots

Supreme Member

Posts: 4,077

Location: Metro NYC

6

Sunday, July 17th 2005, 11:13pm

Email them and check. I don't currently use the Febco devices, so I doubt if I have anything on hand to go by, unless I replace another broken one. I do see changed plastic parts, with deep indentations where none existed before, so that's why I asked.

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