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White-Rogers Zone Valves

Artbrewski
Artbrewski Member Posts: 2
edited December 2020 in THE MAIN WALL
I have 22-year old W-R 3 wire zone valves that are leaking, getting stuck, etc. I have an oil-fired boiler with upstairs, downstairs, and domestic hot water zones. Can I replace them with something more durable and reliable? I'm also wondering if it would be worth it to just replace the inner zone valve assembly or if I should go with brand new everything. Thanks for any input.

Comments

  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,736
    The Taco Zone Sentry is a nice slow open/close valve. 
    Honeywell has the tried and true V8043.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 21,815
    Are they 22 years old? That could be considered a long reliable life cycle.

    The easiest repair would be to change out the top end. Switching brands will be a bit more involved.
    Caleffi Z-one is available in a press version with unions, super simple retro fit valve.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • tim smith
    tim smith Member Posts: 2,738
    We replace seal assembly's and motors all the time, buy a complete valve, direct replacement, replace seal assembly, maybe motor too, save old one for emergency back up. They were not a bad valve, not big van of rotary valve on these but they do hold up. Really easy to replace once you get water pressure off. Biggest pain is getting air out of some of the systems. Good Luck
    Tim
  • Artbrewski
    Artbrewski Member Posts: 2
    Decided to replace all three with new W-R. Thanks for the input!