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Old 01-23-2019, 06:34 PM   #1
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We have quite a few of these american standards in some new schools of ours. We have had horrible luck with the push button sticking.


To replace the push button you have to remove the top cap and (electronics wire nipple out of the back, remove the diaphram and then reach down to grab a clip in the middle of the valve and then take out a set screw on the outside of the handle. It takes a lnog time to replace when you are use to the sloans. Any suggestion on how to make these little over priced part to last longer?

(It doesn't matter if its elementary through high schools. They all seem to eventually stick)

Any suggestions would be helpful ( other then throwing them all out. We can't do that yet )
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silicone grease, plumber's grease or what about copper anti seize?
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Lubricate them with molybdenum disulfide. Slicker than schit with none of the stink.






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why are they sticking? are you finding any build up or is someone tampering with them? need more info on whats causing them to stick in the first place..
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why are they sticking? are you finding any build up or is someone tampering with them? need more info on whats causing them to stick in the first place..
I grease all the new ones I install but there is no build up in the valve itself. Unless kids are punching them I can't imagine they are breaking them. (this happens in wings of schools with just kindergardners. )

Water hardness is <11 Grains per gallon.
<1.0 PPM chrlorine.
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I grease all the new ones I install but there is no build up in the valve itself. Unless kids are punching them I can't imagine they are breaking them. (this happens in wings of schools with just kindergardners. )

Water hardness is <11 Grains per gallon.
<1.0 PPM chrlorine.
can you see where they are binding? any scrape marks or anything to give a clue whats causing them to stick?
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Get the rep in there and let him deal with it. Dealing with that kind of stuff is his job.
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Get the rep in there and let him deal with it. Dealing with that kind of stuff is his job.
Thats what were doing. Supposedly they had a bad run but this is all hear say.
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They did have a bad run we had the factory come out and replace about 50 of them in a couple of newly renovated restrooms and haven't had an y problems with the override buttons since.

Unfortunately now we are having issues with the valve bodies


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They did have a bad run we had the factory come out and replace about 50 of them in a couple of newly renovated restrooms and haven't had an y problems with the override buttons since.

Unfortunately now we are having issues with the valve bodies



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