Ortega Valve Problem

Jim Bates

New member
Apr 27, 2017
1
Porter Ranch/CA
Both my 2.5/2 Ortegas are extremely hard to turn even a zillionth of a turn. I'm thinking of replacing them with Jandy valves, which cost about $45 each, per Amazon. They appear to be about the same size as the Ortegas, but I'm sure that replacement will be a chore. I am not a pool person other than enjoying its use, and am hopelessly naive about PVC plumbing. I'm a brand new (one day) member of TFP.


Can some of you TFPers give me some idea of what might be involved? Would I be better off just replacing the innards of the existing Ortegas?
 

zea3

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2009
10,966
Houston, Texas
Hi, welcome to TFP! If you could post a couple of pictures, one with a close up of the valves you want to replace and a shot with the view of the whole equipment pad that will help us answer your question.
 

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