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Unread postAuthor: djt » Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:09 pm

i am wanting to put a spring and pin to open the ball valve on my coaxil piston faster. The pvc valve is relatively new and is pretty stiff, it doesnt open very easily. Does anyone have any tips or tricks on how to break in the valve faster so a very large spring isnt required to open it?
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Unread postAuthor: ProfessorAmadeus » Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:56 pm

use dishwashing soap on it and while your watching tv keep moving it open and closed
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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:55 pm

That's probably the only way to do it.
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Unread postAuthor: djt » Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:19 pm

would the soap like harden a little in the valve if it wasnt used for awhile? cause i have seen drops of soap before that sat on the sink and were thicker after sitting out in the open air.
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:15 pm

Short answear: Yes.
Short solution: Drip some water down the barrel.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:24 pm

on my pvc ball valve when it was stiff i opened it up and dryed all the grease and crap thats on the inside up and then used dish washing liquid.
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