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Thread: Ortega check valve shot

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    Ortega check valve shot

    My pool is 8 years old and i've replaced a lot of parts this spring. Stumped on what to replace the Ortega spring check in the spa return line with. The obvious choice seemed to be a Jandy 90 deg. spring check except it's not recommended for the flow direction. I have room to mount a straight connection vertically but once again Jandy shows flow down installation as a "wrong" on their installation instructions. Without this check my spa drains overnight enough to expose the plaster. I did install a new spring and seat but the body itself is worn so it won't seal with out a lot if silicon grease. Any ideas.
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    Re: Ortega check valve shot

    You can install the Jandy check valves vertically, I am not sure why they suggest you can not. Although if the correct flow direction is down, I suppose it may not seal as well since the flapper would need to be pushed up.
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    Re: Ortega check valve shot

    Although it will look goofy I could turn it up then down so there will always be a little head pressure. Too bad I didn't know any better when I built the pool and let the contractor install all plumbing without unions.
    Thanks for the reply,

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    Re: Ortega check valve shot

    They have springs in them to keep it shut. Jandy Spring Check Valve 7305. Jandy 7305. Zodiac 7305.
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