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Splitter valve return

Post in 'The Gear' started by gzecc, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Now that my splitter is running nicely, I wonder if it has a return function that maybe just needs adjusting or a new spring. It has never retracted on its own since I've owned it. I bought it used in non working condidtion. Its a Brand valve. There is a allen key behind the lower part of the lever on the body of the valve. Anyone have experience with these models?

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  2. bioman

    bioman Burning Hunk

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    From what I can tell from the picture it does not look like a detent valve. Hope this helps.
  3. MasterMech

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    Agreed, I don't see a detent adjustment on that valve.
  4. triptester

    triptester Feeling the Heat

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    The detent is located inside the cap directly opposite the handle. It is factory set. Could be worn or have a broken spring.
  5. MasterMech

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    Could also just be a return spring in there. Detent adjustment is usually a large hex that protrudes at 90deg to the spool axis.
  6. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Triptester is usually spot on. I would pop that cap off and take a look. Return springs are usually internal to the valve body. (I am not familiar with this valve).
  7. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    How does the cap usually come off? Friction fit, screw?
  8. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Again, not familiar with your valve, but usually there is a screw (or two) that hold in on. Yours appears that it may screw on or is being held in place by the back part of the valve spool.

    Heck - its just parts. Start unscrewing stuff.;lol
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  9. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    LOL :) I like Jags approach :)
    Take movable parts off to see how it works, or should work, or what's broke .
    Worst is you buy a new valve :)
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    If it moves and it shouldn't - duct tape
    If it should move and it doesn't - WD40
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  12. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    It does resemble this. After dissasembly mine seems to be working as it was designed.
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