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Old 09-24-2016, 02:06 PM   #11
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Hack113 sounds like a good idea. It only moved 1 inch but there is only 1/2 inch clearance when all the way back so it does not take much movement to cause the issue.

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Old 09-24-2016, 02:12 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Hack113 View Post
As Dalford said, it is also handy when using the individual slide metering valves, to open only one slide, or to keep from opening one particular slide.
However, be aware that when you valve out, a slide or multiple slides, when you valve them back in, you have pressure built-up in those hydraulic hoses.
When you open those valves, (unscrewing the valve knobs), you release that pressure & if you do that after closing the slides, there is now no pressure holding those released slides closed.
The slides can possibly shift during travel.
I try to make a habit of opening the valves prior to closing the slides. Then the hydraulic system will cycle thru each slide, in sequence, as in normal operation pressurizing the whole system.
I/E Bedroom, Livingroom Front Slide, then Livingroom Back Slide.
Good point!

Also, I have found if the metering valve screws are hard to turn you can release the pressure on the system by pressing the white button opposite from how it was last pressed. In other words if you are trying to extend one slide and want to keep the other two closed you might find the valve screws hard to turn. Push the white button for just a second or so as to extend the slide (push bottom of button). This will reduce the pressure in the overall system and make the screw valves easy to turn.

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