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Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 7:50am

by Wet_Boots

just get another of that valve, now made by Signature and use it for any parts you need

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 5:09pm

by mrfixit

If you find you can't unscrew the valve, I still think you can, you can alway just cut the valve in half with a saw.
Cut it just past the fitting at the manifold then unscrew the left over piece.
You wont have to do any rebuilding of the manifold that way.

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 2:00pm

by jnismo

Changing a custom manifold with Nelson valves to Rainbird or Hunter

Thank you both for your advice. I'll try these options before cutting the hole manifold out.

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 1:04pm

by GatorGuy

I have horrible luck trying to spin valves off after they have been on a while.
Just looking at your picture I don't think so.

However, mrfixit says there will be room.
I'd say he has more experience than I.

Definitely taught me a few things.
Might be worth trying.

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 12:30pm

by jnismo

Changing a custom manifold with Nelson valves to Rainbird or Hunter

Thanks GatorGuy, It's good to know that I can mix if needed. I do plan to start with the diaphragm first and then the solenoid. Nelson part aren't as readily availiable as Hunter or Rainbird and it's good for me to be able to do some of the repairs myself. If the valve body needs to be replaced, can you tell from the picture I attached if their is enough clearance between valves to spin off?

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 12:21pm

by mrfixit

If you can't fix the valve as Gator suggested you can still unscrew the valves.
Take the bonnet off first and there will be room.