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Old 04-05-2012, 12:13 PM   #31
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My drawing skills are not the best, but I think this is what is going on.
The valve handle either slipped or was forced past its stop.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:44 PM   #32
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that's reasonable. u may be able to loosen the bonnet and rotate the handle 180 deg and correct w/o draining.

i thought i would be able to look at mine and tell u something by the position of the handle. mine is mounted facing the wh and the handle points to the supply also. ie i couldn't see anything different.

my previous statement abt trying to tighten down on the bonnet works on a tapered plug. i don't know how the plug is made on these fittings. if u can locate one, it would be a lot less work to replace rather than fitting in additional valves.

if u wind up pulling the valve, would you post a picture of the valve disassembled?
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:31 AM   #33
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Another thought, if the valve inside is 180 off, wouldn't one position give u a no flow?
I believe ur going to have to go into the valve or replace it.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:40 AM   #34
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Another thought, if the valve inside is 180 off, wouldn't one position give u a no flow?
I believe ur going to have to go into the valve or replace it.
Jim, I talked to Willy on the phone. He has flow from the hot tap in both positions.
I am thinking it is rotated only 90 degrees past the correct spot.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:06 AM   #35
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yeah, i'm really wrestling with that valve. if u point it in the opposite direction, the openings will be between the water heater and bypass. supply would be cut off resulting in no flow at the faucet. the other position would be supply to wh which would give a flow. i tend to believe the valve is bad regardless of tightness of bonnet or possition of plug.
the other possibility has also been stated: (oakman) there is something tied together like an external shower w/both valves open and the shutoff being at the shower head. i would make sure that those possibilities were checked before going to the valve. on my trailer, i only have two possibilities of tieing them together (that i can think of) both are showers.
if everything checks out, i would disassemble the valve and see if there is an "O" ring out of position or something.

i believe the biggest problem is the price i found on line for the valve...i think they are selling it by the oz. just looked at one...i sure those valves can't cost $36. if they do, i would replace with metal.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:28 AM   #36
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just goes to show that just when you think you have it all figured out; somebody has a camper that is totally different.

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Old 04-06-2012, 10:45 AM   #37
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i believe the biggest problem is the price i found on line for the valve...i think they are selling it by the oz. just looked at one...i sure those valves can't cost $36. if they do, i would replace with metal.
He could put an inline on/off valve in the bypass hose for less than 10.00
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:02 AM   #38
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Jim, I talked to Willy on the phone. He has flow from the hot tap in both positions.
I am thinking it is rotated only 90 degrees past the correct spot.
i'm still hung up on 180 deg. ur stating 90. that would go between complete bypass or tied together. that would be a possibility. would really like to see how that valve is made inside.
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i'm still hung up on 180 deg. ur stating 90. that would go between complete bypass or tied together. that would be a possibility. would really like to see how that valve is made inside.
Take the bypass example and rotate it 90 degrees to the right (clockwise)
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:11 PM   #40
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i was looking at that. was trying to figure if the handle would still have the same two positions or if it would point down in one position.
i would be willing to bet that 3 way can be located somewhere for a lot less than $36 also.
on replacing with 2 valves to correct it once and for all, i was thinking abt squezing under there and cutting lines. of course, u can pull the two lines and make the cuts in a more comfortable location.
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