May 15, 2020 4:22 pm
I'm baffled with solenoid valves and hoping someone can help.
I'm on my third type, all purchased from Bunnings, and all have the same problem. I'm using the 25mm 24VAC non-latching type, I tried Holman, K-Rain and now Pope and they all have the same problem – when de-powered they won't block water flow.
Am I doing something wrong? These things are pretty simple – apply 24VAC to open, power off to close. I connected them to my water pipe: power off, turn on the water and no water flow – great, as expected. Power up - water flow, great, as expected again. Power off again and still water flow!
The Pope is the worst, you wouldnt even know its off, K-Rain was better it blocked maybe 90% of water, Holman in between.
I tried reducing the water pressure at the tap as well, no change.
Before I resort to the latching type I'm hoping someone can tell me I'm doing something wrong. Is there an extra step I'm missing?
Thanks for any advice,
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