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Old 11-06-2010, 09:47 PM   #1
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Anyone know of a good 12 vdc valve (or any valve for that matter)? I have been using solenoids from duda diesel and they are AWEFUL. Just caused me a batch of beer!

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Old 11-07-2010, 04:53 PM   #2
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Im going with a 3 way version. B315+TR24-3-T. Slow swing, 90 seconds but it's beer. it doesnt have to be fast! It has the largest CV of the 1/2 valves and uses 24vac (which I have plenty of)

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Old 11-07-2010, 06:28 PM   #3
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Bixter,

What ended up being bad about those valves?

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Old 11-07-2010, 07:10 PM   #4
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They were diaphragm type solenoids. Any piece of grain in the system will keep them from closing. They need 12V @2.7Amp which is quite high and they could not stop any back pressure. They were $30 cheaper but I needed 10 of them with a bunch of swing check valves compared to 5 3-way valves. They also need to be disassembled and cleaned after every use. Now the 3-way valves need 95 seconds to open/close compared to being instant for the solenoids but I would point out the Belimo when closed is closed in both directions. Always 50/50 for the solenoids.

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Here is my new build
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/lazy...m-labs-204758/

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Old 11-07-2010, 09:18 PM   #6
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I have been using solenoids from duda diesel and they are AWEFUL. Just caused me a batch of beer!
Don't blame Duda Diesel, you picked the wrong part for the job.


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Old 11-07-2010, 10:04 PM   #7
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Your right they arent aweful just the wrong solenoids for a beer making system.

Just checked out your brewery. It looks awesome.

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Old 11-08-2010, 02:58 AM   #8
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If you use the Belimo ball valves you can remove the "CV" rating disk for unrestricted flow through valve, a pair of snap ring pliers and a couple minutes to remove.

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Yeah I have done that on some other ones I have without issue.

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