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Drayton Zone Actuator ZA5 valve

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by fixit9660, 10 Feb 2016.

  1. fixit9660

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    Hi,
    How does the Drayton Zone Actuator ZA5 valve spigot feel when turned manually / by hand please? Does each end of travel finish with a definite stop, or is it spongey / does it spring back slightly please?
    I'm talking about the valve itself here, NOT the actuator and electronics that snaps onto the valve body.
     
  2. Phill Peck

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    What are u turning it with.
    It will have a bit of bounce especially if using some leverage.
     
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    Very strange question.
     
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    Inside is a paddle arrangement with a rubber type seal....so the spindle will only move perhaps 10 or 15 degrees and with sufficient force you'll compress the seal a little. Any problems are usually with the actuators....spring mounts shear off, microswitches burn out, components fail etc.
     
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    @gasservice1985: I'm turning the spindle with my fingers. So "a bit of bounce", is good. Thank you!

    @Gas2Air: Why is it a strange question? I have no idea of the internal construction of the valve so I don't know what it should be like and I'm trying to determine if it's healthy or not. I imagined a solid brass valve and spindle and so expected a firm solid metallic end to the spindle rotation/travel. I don't wish to flame but your reply is unhelpful and time wasting.

    @Gasguru: Perfect description of the construction for my needs thanks. The actuators appear to work fine but thank you for the warning.

    Thanks, Andy.
     
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