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Old 07-15-2016, 11:10 AM   #1
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Watts N250 pressure reducing valve


I'm looking to rebuilt my WattsN250 and I've got a rebuilt kit. When I opened the valve up I got this (see photo). That's rust, hard and crusty. Before I spend the time to chisel this out and try to free the old cartridge assuming that will work. Was hoping for some advice here before I go this route. I'm assuming the valve is brass so the rust must have come in from the street.
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:15 PM   #2
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I would replace the entire valve, easier than trying to rebuild.
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Actually seems these are iron body. So maybe the rust is from the valve itself? It's a substantial amount make me wonder if the integrity of the valve would be in question if I try to repair.
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The brass screen also corrodes to the body that it was easier to buy 2-3 and use universal joints. I think there is another brand with stainless steel screen, but it was easier to buy Watts. Also I put something on the boiler with self flushing feature. It gets its own hose to another drain bucket. It's never let out any water so I may be mistaken about it.
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