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Valve actuator help needed

Posted by kitamiman (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 29, 10 at 19:31

If anyone can answer the following question (quickly), I would be very greatful, as I need to know the answer by tomorrow when I am installing the plumbing.

I am mounting a three-way valve that will be controlled by a Compool/Pentair valve actuator. I would like to mount the valve with the inlet at the 3:00 position and switched outlets at the 6:00 and 9:00 positions. However, this means that the valve actuator has to move the gate through 90 degrees from 6:00-9:00 rather than 180 degrees as is the case with the standard orientation (inlet port centered).

Will this result in any problems? Or can I adjust the Pentair valve actuator to move the gate through only 90 degrees (from the 6:00 to 9:00 positions).

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RE: Valve actuator help needed

There are adjustable cams in the unit to do this. The instructions should be in the box it came with.


RE: Valve actuator help needed

Just make sure that it doesn't rotate so that it blocks off the inlet, or "dead heads" the system.

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