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Which was is this diverter valve?

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Created by BGR 3 months ago, 27 Jan 2022
BGR
7 posts
27 Jan 2022 6:59AM
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Would someone be able to tell me which way this diverter valve is running?
If you zoom in you can see that it does expose the word "open" when the handle is moved from side to side, but I was under the impression that the way the handle tail is pointing is the direction of flow?
Thank you.

Jethrow
NSW, 1110 posts
27 Jan 2022 9:21AM
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Yes, I would say it's going down the right side hose. There should only be enough rotation to go from one to the other so it should be self evident from the range of movement (unless it's stuck )

BGR
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27 Jan 2022 9:06AM
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Jethrow said..
Yes, I would say it's going down the right side hose. There should only be enough rotation to go from one to the other so it should be self evident from the range of movement (unless it's stuck )


Yes it does simply go from one side to the other, that confused me is that when the handle is in the current position, it then shows the word 'open' on the left hand side, perhaps indicating that the left side is open?

Jethrow
NSW, 1110 posts
27 Jan 2022 12:26PM
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True BGR, maybe the handle points to the closed side (not really helping am I).

Does the word at the 12 o'clock position say Flow? Looks like there might be a little arrow at 1.30 pointing to the right? Maybe when the handle is rotated to the other side the extension to the handle covers the right point arrow and uncovers a left pointing arrow, indicating flow to the left?

I'm just guessing here, but my instinct says the handle aligns with the open hose.

BGR
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27 Jan 2022 11:05AM
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Jethrow said..
True BGR, maybe the handle points to the closed side (not really helping am I).

Does the word at the 12 o'clock position say Flow? Looks like there might be a little arrow at 1.30 pointing to the right? Maybe when the handle is rotated to the other side the extension to the handle covers the right point arrow and uncovers a left pointing arrow, indicating flow to the left?

I'm just guessing here, but my instinct says the handle aligns with the open hose.


Yes the 12oclock potion says 'flow' but there is no arrow I can see.
Sorry, i should have fully cleaned it off before taking the photo.

Jethrow
NSW, 1110 posts
27 Jan 2022 1:09PM
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lydia
1471 posts
28 Jan 2022 4:02PM
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My guess is that it is actually hooked up 135 degrees wrong.

Achernar
QLD, 323 posts
29 Jan 2022 2:33PM
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Take the cover off (3 Philips screws?) and take a look inside. My guess would be clockwise diverts to the left, anti-clockwise to the right, because that is how I would design the galleries in the rotating valve inside (I'm not the valve designer, but that would make most sense to me) However, you would need to see the inside the valve to be sure.

Yara
NSW, 1160 posts
29 Jan 2022 7:04PM
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My guess is vertical is closed. Turn anti clockwise to send flow to left and clockwise to send flow to the right.

Busybee
21 posts
29 Jan 2022 7:40PM
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I reckon it would be the left hand side.

garymalmgren
834 posts
29 Jan 2022 8:36PM
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Just a question.
Can the handle be removed and then replaced in a different orientation?

gary

stray
SA, 283 posts
30 Jan 2022 6:44AM
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I've used them in the past and the handle is over the top of the closed pipe.

Serenite
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1 Feb 2022 7:00AM
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stray said..
I've used them in the past and the handle is over the top of the closed pipe.


Yes, I have one of these on my crash pump. The engine seawater coolant pump then draws from the bilge, supplementing bilge pumps which will presumably by that time be running too. Handle is along the closed pipe, kind of opposite to a normal seacock.



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