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Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 9:36pm

Richdel 205?

Hello, I have a Richdel valve that I can't get the bonnet off of. I took out the screws and the selinoid, but it seems to be welded on--lol Any ideas? ty


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Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 11:31pm

Cut it out and replace it :)

Take a flat head screwdriver and pry the diaphram off




Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 12:20am

Richdel 205

I'm going to have to try and pry it off...maybe with a razor knife???
I can't cut it out as the smart folks :cursing: that put it in before me poured concrete around it not leaving enough room to do much of anything..duh! And I can't afford to hire someone to come in and cut out the concrete. :(



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Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 2:03am

Just smack it with a hammer. It should pop right off.


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Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 5:58am

buy a very large slip-joint pliers, and you can easily remove the bonnet

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