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Richardson valve

FizzFizz Member Posts: 522
Any one have experience with taking apart a Richardson valve?  I have a few that are frozen, tried taking one apart, got as far as removing lever and graduated plate.


  • gerry gillgerry gill Member Posts: 2,977
    I would recommend getting a copy of its patent

    so that you have an exploded view (hopefully) but if its like a Mouat valve, good luck trying to get it to come apart after all these years. It may be better to replace it with one of Mepco's orificed valves.

    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • FizzFizz Member Posts: 522
    Good advice

    Good advice, actually already have 4 MEPCO's on order; one for valve in question and other for 3 add-on rads with traps.

    Thanks Gerry
  • GordoGordo Member Posts: 729
    Richardson Valve

    I've taken them apart with a deep socket impact wrench.  You must make sure the valve is open before you attempt to take the bonnet off, or you will ruin the valve (don't ask).

    I've then lubed the threads with a wee bit of silicone grease and re-packed with "teflon" rope.
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  • FizzFizz Member Posts: 522
    Valve job

    Interesting.  Perhaps will try have nothing to lose!

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