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Testing ASCO Valves

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:14 am
by GuitarLord5000
Hey guys,

I will soon have 6 used red hat valves that I purchased from Ebay. I'd like to test them to see which ones work, so I can set aside what I need for my RIMS build. Not knowing very much about these valves myself, I'd like to know, how does one go about testing these buggers?

Your Friend,
Electronically Challenged

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:47 pm
by yeastmeister
Give me a little more information. Part number and a/c d/c is a good start.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:43 pm
by GuitarLord5000
They're all 3 wire A/C valves. I've got 2 8262G2 1/8" valves like this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Asco-Red-Hat-soleno ... 3a5d3e4f68

......and I have these 4 8262G226 1/4" valves on the way:

http://cgi.ebay.com/4-Asco-Red-Hat-II-2 ... 3f01ddcc80

I'm just looking for the easiest way to make sure they'll function.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:24 pm
by triple-oh_six
You could probably just cut an extension cord, tie in the wires with wire nuts and plug it in, you should here a pop, and you could probably see the valve open, just make sure you are safe about it, don't leave any exposed wires.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:08 am
by yeastmeister
Yep, what 0006 says. You could hook a tube up and blow through it to make sure it actually is functioning. Make sure its a non-conductive tube.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:47 am
by thebuddrik
Ahh, live a little!
Just stick the striped wires into a plug and then blow through it!
Do this while you are in the bath tub so you can blow bubbles through it, just to make sure! ; )

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:36 pm
by aleguy
I like the 1/4" 8262 valves myself. I got four in a job lot. I never tested mine, but the 2 I gave Redtail have been working fine. (I wouldn't object to buying one off you as a spare if they all work.)