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Trapping a mixing valve?
Is it necessary to trap the Honeywell/Sparco AM101-US-1 Mixing Valve even though the literature mentions its not needed? (I'm thinking because the Hot & Cold ports include check valves This Valve will be installed on a Super Store Indirect, thanks
The instructions for that valve are very contradictory. They come with the checks but tell you to heat trap it. Sort of. That one is the direct connect one (I think). If it has the checks, and it isn't heat trapped, it has never been problematic for me.
When I find cross connections with hot and cold water, there are no checks installed. I put them in and the problem stops.0
kcopp Member Posts: 4,188I have noticed....
the last several Am- series mix valves w/ checks are very noisy.... Rattle. thoughts?0
I haven't encountered that, YET.0
Yes Ice, this is the valve that has the sweat union connections and the checks in the hot and cold ports0
I have to purchase the checks separately because my supplier doesn't buy the valves with checks and no one uses them. Until I get a call for no hot water and I install them from the stock I bought.
Calliffi mixers are nice but they don't buy then either. They stock 4 add on checks but I went to install two Calliffi's to replace two Sparco's with no checks and I was stuck without enough checks.
As far as the pounding, you may need a DHW Extrol on the system. I have a nursing home that I installed a CW check to keep it from backing out into the cold. It used to bang, even after I drilled a small hone in the clapper. I installed a big Amtrol DHW Extrol and the problem went away.0
trapping with check valves
Is a safety thing, (hopefully) preventing a nasty scald risk. You could say the lawyers made them do it.
On commercial installs, I put a temp sensor in the mixed discharge line and alarm at 5-7F over the mixer setpoint. Saves piping and a bit of friction loss, plus makes the tank easier to remove when the time comes for a replacement.0
The mixing valves we install for dhw mixing (Honeywell), make a racket! We always use checks on those, so maybe that's where the issue begins. Other than the noise, they work well.:NYplumber:0
What brand / model alarm do you use?:NYplumber:0
not a prepackaged product
Just a temp sensor hooked to the DDC system and alarmed at setpoints.
Dwyer and ACI and many others offer prepackaged solutions.0
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