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    Replacing an actuator.

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    I need to replace one of my actuators that has failed. I replaced it when I originally moved in but ended up cracking the valve itself. Luckily the warranty company fixed my screw up. However the actuator failed again and needs to be replaced. I already ordered the actuator. So my question is how do I know it is tight enough so that I do not crack the valve again. There is a good possibility there was debris in the screw hole last time since it was missing when I took the old one off. Are there any tricks or tips you can give me? Thanks
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    Re: Replacing an actuator.

    You don't have to crank on the screws that hard. Hand tight/snug and then check for leaks.
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    Re: Replacing an actuator.

    You can gently wiggle the actuator once you have snugged it to see if there are any gaps between the actuator, and the valve body. You need not tighten more than snug on those. When you insert the screw(s) to tighten, first rotate CCW till you hear/feel a click to insure you are in the "thread groove" then snug them up.
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    Re: Replacing an actuator.

    PC. Thanks for the info.
    Approx 11K Gal. 10'X30' Semi free-form IG - 6 ' raised spa w/6 jets - 10' circle sun shelf with 1 bubbler - Waterfall - 3 / 1.5 HP pumps - Polaris 280 Cleaner - 3 Pentair Color LED Intellibrite Lights - Pentair 400K Master Temp - 2 Valve Actuators - 5 Fiberstar Mini Laminars - 1 Fiberstars 2004 Illuminator - 2 Skimmers - 6 Returns - Caribbean Blue Pebble Tech - 600+ sq ft kool decK - Auto Fill - 2 Boston Acoustics VOYA RK5 Outdoor Rock Speakers - 2 TIC Corporation TFS5CN 6.5-Inch 150-Watt Terra-Forms Rock Speakers - Apple Airport Express - 1 Awesome View.

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    Re: Replacing an actuator.

    @Pool Clown I replaced actuator with no issues. Thanks for the CCW suggestion I think that helped get the screw in straight.
    Approx 11K Gal. 10'X30' Semi free-form IG - 6 ' raised spa w/6 jets - 10' circle sun shelf with 1 bubbler - Waterfall - 3 / 1.5 HP pumps - Polaris 280 Cleaner - 3 Pentair Color LED Intellibrite Lights - Pentair 400K Master Temp - 2 Valve Actuators - 5 Fiberstar Mini Laminars - 1 Fiberstars 2004 Illuminator - 2 Skimmers - 6 Returns - Caribbean Blue Pebble Tech - 600+ sq ft kool decK - Auto Fill - 2 Boston Acoustics VOYA RK5 Outdoor Rock Speakers - 2 TIC Corporation TFS5CN 6.5-Inch 150-Watt Terra-Forms Rock Speakers - Apple Airport Express - 1 Awesome View.

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