Multiport valve and the mystery of using it while pump is on

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Multiport valve and the mystery of using it while pump is on

Postby hjkpool » Wed 16 May, 2007 21:00

Hi
I moved the handle on the multiport valve with the pump running although I knew the risk. It happened because the pump turned on automaticcaly due to the timer that turns it on automaticcaly, while I used the handle. Nothing seems to be wrong but will this have consequences on the valve? Why is it important to handle it with the pump off?
Thanks in advance for any reply.


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Postby dynamictiger » Thu 17 May, 2007 17:08

Most likely you got away with it.

The problem with moving the valve whilst the pump is running is that you move through the closed position and if the pump is strong enough I have seen it blow the top off the valve and through the roof above. Clearly this didn't happen, so in all likelihood you are fine.
hjkpool

Postby hjkpool » Thu 17 May, 2007 18:35

Yes yes (laugh) I'm fine thanksfully. Thanks for the answer.

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