Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 34

Thread: Intellifaucet D250 - sticking valves

  1. #21

    Re: Intellifaucet D250 - sticking valves

    Is there any way to use a small wire brush to remove the scale?
    --- Steve from Missouri ---

  2. #22

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Madisonville, LA
    Posts
    2,070

    Re: Intellifaucet D250 - sticking valves

    Have you Emailed Hass to ask for their recommendation? They're usually very helpful info@hassmfg.com

  3. #23

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    north of the 49th
    Posts
    1,127

    Re: Intellifaucet D250 - sticking valves

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kershaw View Post
    The Intellifaucet valves have started sticking again today, so perhaps I need to soak them in acetic acid once a month or so as maintenance.
    Wonder if it's related to hardness of water ? Also, do you have CLR where u are ? It's for clearing Calcium, Lime and Rust (CLR) and possibly a stronger alternative to acetic acid.
    notch codes ? I only use one film...

  4. #24

    Re: Intellifaucet D250 - sticking valves

    Quote Originally Posted by scheinfluger_77 View Post
    Is there any way to use a small wire brush to remove the scale?
    When I dissembled the unit there was very little actually visible that would indicate problems. I'll try soaking with a stronger acetic acid solution next, I only used 6% on the previous occasion.

  5. #25

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    The Highlands of Scotland
    Posts
    243

    Re: Intellifaucet D250 - sticking valves

    Maybe kettle descaler sachets would be better (it may be a stronger acid, unless you have glacial acetic?).

    Mike

  6. #26

    Re: Intellifaucet D250 - sticking valves

    My acetic acid is 60%. I'll try this afternoon / evening and leave to soak overnight.

  7. #27
    Tin Can's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    13,474

    Re: Intellifaucet D250 - sticking valves

    Good luck!

    I read on the Hass site, valves are SS 301 with teflon seals and guides

    Could a valve stem be bent? Perhaps from teflon tape upstream, or other debris induced after the filters?

    I use HASS filters but did make a mistake using black iron fittings after the filters, all SS fittings are very expensive

    I notice a bit of rust in my HASS water output when sitting for even a couple days

    I can see it as brownish water in a 6" flow in clear tubing right after turning on the flow. Gotta be rust...

    a bit of rust could inbed in teflon or bend a valve...
    sin eater

  8. #28

    Re: Intellifaucet D250 - sticking valves

    Well this is odd, I've just done a darkroom session and had no issues with the sticking valves; I'll monitor the situation.

  9. #29

    Re: Intellifaucet D250 - sticking valves

    Instead of acetic acid try some phosphoric acid. It can be had at Home Depot and is sold as an etcher for concrete. Boaters (I live on a 44-foot boat) use it to descale hoses and plumbing of sea critters. Think barancles and shellfish. Phosphoric acid dissolves them completely and does no harm to the plumbing.

    Some day we will back back living in a dirt house. All of my darkroom equiment is in storage waiting for that day.

    Sent from my SM-T830 using Tapatalk

  10. #30

    Join Date
    Sep 1998
    Location
    GA
    Posts
    12,884

    Re: Intellifaucet D250 - sticking valves

    Quote Originally Posted by catalinajack View Post
    Instead of acetic acid try some phosphoric acid. It can be had at Home Depot and is sold as an etcher for concrete. Boaters (I live on a 44-foot boat) use it to descale hoses and plumbing of sea critters. Think barancles and shellfish. Phosphoric acid dissolves them completely and does no harm to the plumbing.

    Some day we will back back living in a dirt house. All of my darkroom equiment is in storage waiting for that day.

    Sent from my SM-T830 using Tapatalk
    Is Home Depot in the UK?

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •