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    Filler Valves - Rebuild or replace?

    Don't know if this belongs in this forum or over in "build", but:

    It is now to the point that I'm leaking over 2 gals/min from the filler whenever I turn it on. While this is still (at least slightly) less that in getting to the pool, I' rather just fix it.

    All I can find on it (or what ever I assume is a cover of a diaphragm of some sort). is
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    Champion
    3/4"
    Los Angeles
    Calif
    Sine the USPS switched to 2-digit state codes a least a few years before this was built, I'm assuming it is something the builder had in "old stock".

    Attempting to google, I find constant references to "rebuilt kits".

    Is the norm to fix the current, or replace when the leak gets to this level?

    Again, much gratitude for the help here.

    p.s. - replacement filter is in - if I can get water level above mid-skimmer, will try it out...

    Can a kludge be built out of a gate valve and an anti-siphon device?
    Yes. probably much more expensive and time-consuming, but is it possible?
    Last edited by happyheathen; 05-08-2014 at 10:47 PM. Reason: spelling; added Q
    Dave
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    Re: Filler Valves - Rebuild or replace?

    I'm not sure I understand. This is a toilet-float type autofill, that doesn't shut off when it should? If so, the first thing is to adjust the float so it shuts off earlier (you've probably already tried this). I ended up needing to replace mine, which was as easy as going to Lowes and buying a new float and float valve, and screwing it into the wall. If that's not what you're talking about, can you post a picture?
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    Re: Filler Valves - Rebuild or replace?

    This is a plain-old manual valve, about identical to those used on larger diameter pipes. All I've seen so far even have the little "+" knob used with irrigation techs with their fork-prong remote openings and closing of them.
    Dave
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    1980's 15,000 Gal IG Plaster; 1 1/2 hp Hayward Northstar; Hayward Swimclear C3025 Cartridge Filter (325 sq ft, nom.); Pentair Legend; Polaris PB4-60; Equipment 40' from pool. p.s.: it's an aye-aye.

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    Re: Filler Valves - Rebuild or replace?

    It looks to be a sprinkler system control, but with higher build tolerances, for those with centrally-controlled sprinkler systems.
    Dave
    Sacramento
    1980's 15,000 Gal IG Plaster; 1 1/2 hp Hayward Northstar; Hayward Swimclear C3025 Cartridge Filter (325 sq ft, nom.); Pentair Legend; Polaris PB4-60; Equipment 40' from pool. p.s.: it's an aye-aye.

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