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    Default Waterous Valve repair

    I have been searching online for some tech tips on rebuilding a 2.5 Waterous valve and just my luck the links on Waterous.com go to a dead end. Does anybody know of a link to some reading material in this regard?


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    No. but if you send me a fax number I'll fax you their instruction sheets plus some of the things I've learned from doing them, plus at least one mistake I've made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 444fire View Post
    I have been searching online for some tech tips on rebuilding a 2.5 Waterous valve and just my luck the links on Waterous.com go to a dead end. Does anybody know of a link to some reading material in this regard?
    More than likely the valve isn't a waterous valve. More than likely, it is either an Akron Brass valve or an Elkhart valve. Since your referring to a 2.5" valve, I'll assume your talking about a discharge ball valve. If so, I'm including 2 links for how to rebuild the valve. One will be from Akron, the other from Elkhart. Both are very similar. If you need some tips, let me know.

    Akron valve: http://www.akronbrass.com/uploadedFi...0111%20FSK.pdf

    http://www.akronbrass.com/uploadedFi...I-9138_FSK.pdf

    Elkhart valve: http://www.elkhartbrass.com/files/aa...n_Seal_Kit.pdf

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    FM - Pierce is good at using Waterous valves on their 2 1/2 side discharges. I have three such units to have the bad luck of working on with that set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm1524 View Post
    FM - Pierce is good at using Waterous valves on their 2 1/2 side discharges. I have three such units to have the bad luck of working on with that set up.
    Correct. For many, many years Pierce would order Waterous pumps with Waterous valves for the side 2-1/2" discharges. The rack and pinion valve handle saved them time rodding them and provided smooth and straight actuation. That may have changed when they started selling Hale pumps in addition to Waterous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firepundit View Post
    Correct. For many, many years Pierce would order Waterous pumps with Waterous valves for the side 2-1/2" discharges. The rack and pinion valve handle saved them time rodding them and provided smooth and straight actuation. That may have changed when they started selling Hale pumps in addition to Waterous.
    We have a 98 with a Waterous pump and side discharge valves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm1524 View Post
    FM - Pierce is good at using Waterous valves on their 2 1/2 side discharges. I have three such units to have the bad luck of working on with that set up.
    I've got 2 Peaches, and both of them have Akron valves all around.

    As a disclaimer, I've never seen a Waterous valve installed on any of my rigs, even dating back to 1982. So yeah, I learned something new.... again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm1524 View Post
    FM - Pierce is good at using Waterous valves on their 2 1/2 side discharges. I have three such units to have the bad luck of working on with that set up.
    Our 1978 attack truck has a waterous two stage with waterous valves. It has been historically a B to work on them. We had another go bad last year and we just dead ended the line rather than put more cash and pain into what is now a very heavy brush truck.. I know this did not help but I feel your pain.
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