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Old 09-11-2010, 10:19 PM   #1
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Pressure relief valve leaking - 78 Minuet

We went camping last weekend and the pressure relief valve started leaking. The pressure was not high enough to trigger it. So I need to replace it. Does anyone have a source or recommendation?
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We went camping last weekend and the pressure relief valve started leaking. The pressure was not high enough to trigger it. So I need to replace it. Does anyone have a source or recommendation?
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That valve is called a 111 valve.

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If it's the city pressure relief valve that's leaking, mine was stuck open. I just had to open it up and let the valve close. It's been fine since. There's a ridge, just above the seat, for the plunger to hang up on. It gets hung up by over-opening. I assume it was done by the previous owner slamming the system with shop air pressure. I just sat the plunger back into the seat and reassembled the valve. Mine looks like this . . . .

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The pop off is in the center. The red handle is the drain valve, and the bigger fixture is the pressure regulator.

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We have the same problem yet to fix. And we found it when there a water just running out quietly from a plastic tube below..Traced it up to that High pressure valve and Andy said it was a fifty four dollar fix.
I was wondering how hard or complicated it is to replace being that it is copper.
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I have already replaced the larger regulator valve. The working quarters are real tight in my Minute. I think I will put a new one in. I would hate to take it out, disassemble or attempt to repair and put it back and have it not work. The one in Diego does not look just like the one in the photo, but I think it should work.... serves the same purpose.
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I was wondering how hard or complicated it is to replace being that it is copper.
Mine came right out with common tools. The joints on mine were all just pipe thread. I have the OEM built-in's removed for interior cleaning and repair, so my access is easy. I was going to replace my valve as well, but I decided to see why it was open and after I closed the valve and tested it, there was no good reason to replace it.

I'm thinking to myself that if the valve is leaking a little drip dribble, there might be a bad seat or plunger, but if there's a substantial flow, that probably means to me that the valve is stuck open due to over-opening, and that's DIY fixable in about one minute.

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