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Uponor Manifold Question

Kungur
Kungur Member Posts: 49
I am trying to flush/purge a TruFlow manifold and cannot seem to figure out how to "turn" the drain on. I have my garden hose connected but I am stuck!

Anybody wiser that I??

Thanks!

Comments

  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,837
    Never used one before, but....

    I usually do all of my purging in the mechanical room where floor drains are readily available, so I have never actually used their drain cap, but in looking on line at their descriptive literature, it would appear that you use the drain cap, upside down, as the handle/wrench to turn the drain valve off and on.



    If that doesn't work, I am sure that someone with more field experience will chime in.



    ME
    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
  • Kungur
    Kungur Member Posts: 49
    Uponor Manifold Question

    Mark,

    I thought that might be the case. BUT when I loosen the little square stem it leaks water all over!

    I think I will call Uponor tomorrow.

    I have to say that the Everhot manifolds that I used are much more user friendly.
  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,837
    You're loosening the wrong thing...

    That cap has a vent AND a purge cock. If you open the vent, it WILL leak water all over the place.



    Switch the handle to the actual stem on the drain cock, and water should come out of the hose thread portion.



    ME
    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
  • Kungur
    Kungur Member Posts: 49
    Uponor Manifold Question

    The part I am lossening is on the bottom side not to vent cap. There is a little recessed stem that the hose bib cap has a corresponding hole. This is the point where it leaks.
  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,837
    edited October 2010
    Oh yeah...

    There is an "O" ring seal on the shaft of the valve. Sometimes if you open it all the way, then closed it completely, then reopen it, it will reset the O ring and should seal.



    Sometimes not. Be prepared :-)



    Also check to make sure the body of the stem/packing gland are firmly screwed into the body of the valve. Sometimes they are shipped loose.



    ME
    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
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