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Old 01-18-2012, 06:24 PM   #16
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That's exactly what had happened to the last two smart valves I came across, they had been bribed into place. The first one someone from my company had simply put a wood splint in to hold the plug at a certain angle and it held for one year. I went for the new call this season, removed the splint and it worked for one day.

I replaced that sm.

Other one had the plug forced into place by use of about 5 zip ties. Replaced that too.
Shoulda been replaced first time out.

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I was told by an old pro in town here that the later smart valves with the slide switch, are more dependable than the earlier models with the large control knob. This true?
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I was told by an old pro in town here that the later smart valves with the slide switch, are more dependable than the earlier models with the large control knob. This true?
No reply? Anyone know?
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:32 PM   #19
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Verdict is still out.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:46 PM   #20
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Ok, thanks BT. I just installed a used ICP gas pack for my garage and it has the smart valve with the slide switch and I was told that it was a reliable model. I guess as long as it works is fine with me.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:16 PM   #21
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They are all a pain. I am changing some for the third time on fifteen year old fifteen

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