Syphon Break

Roberto

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there are two models of that vetus syphon break, one is with a valve, another one is without

for those without a valve, simply check that air can flow through the syphon break

for those with a valve, regularly take off the cap and clean everything inside with fresh water (valve, spring, oring etc) then with a light coat of silicon grease


copied from a vetus service leaflet, (possibly available throught their web site ? )
 

doug748

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I have just fitted a similar valve unit. A lot of people do not like them because the valve can get bunged up with salt, if not looked after, and fail to operate. I have led a long tube from the leak off point so I can see if there is a dribble from there as the unit operates (normally there should be none); more importantly, an occasional blow down the end of this tube unseats the valve showing you it is breaking the syphon and working easily.
 
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