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Old 10-01-2018, 14:51   #1
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Marelon Valve Handle

Has anyone broken off the handle to a Marelon valve? Handle still fits on and can be used with difficulty. Very hard to see this but bought a mirror to look next time. Is this repairable or needs replacement?

Also, Is it necessary to get a gadget to lube these valves or can you get right where the lube is needed?

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Yes. I'll never use one again.
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Has anyone broken off the handle to a Marelon valve? Handle still fits on and can be used with difficulty. Very hard to see this but bought a mirror to look next time. Is this repairable or needs replacement?

Also, Is it necessary to get a gadget to lube these valves or can you get right where the lube is needed?

Thank you!!
The valve is too tight, if you can loosen it just a little, it'll work fine. Marelon doesn't required big wrenches during installation.
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Re: Marelon Valve Handle

It has happened. Typically attributed to inadequate exercise of the thruhull. Marleon as a gesture of Goodwill has replaced them in the past.

Or get trudesign that improves on the product.
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Re: Marelon Valve Handle

Very common for the handle to fail on the Forepar 850 and 849 series. I'm not sure why they still sell them with this known issue.

The 93-series is much stronger and I haven't seen this be a problem.

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Re: Marelon Valve Handle

Yes I have. The handle didnt break right off, the other part did. Terrible fittings.
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Thank you all!!
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The valve is too tight, if you can loosen it just a little, it'll work fine. Marelon doesn't required big wrenches during installation.
Sir, could you elaborate on what to loosen? I have one large one that is practically impossible to move and seems to be blocking the line.
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Re: Marelon Valve Handle

If the valve was installed to tight, loosen from the base a little....see attached.
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