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Backwash - Push-Pull Valves

PUSH-PULL VALVES

The push-pull valve is the simplest type of backwash valve and the easiest to operate and maintain.  Note that the valve operation is often opposite on sand versus DE filters on PacFab (Pentair) and several other filters.  On StaRite filters the filter mode is always down and backwash is always up.

Valve Settings

Pentair Plunger Valves Sand Filter DE Filter
Filter Mode Handle UP Handle DOWN
Backwash Mode Handle DOWN Handle UP

Valve Diagrams

The push-pull valve is the simplest type of backwash valve and the easiest to operate and maintain.  Note that the valve operation is often opposite on sand versus DE filters on PacFab (Pentair) and several other filters.  On StaRite filters the filter mode is always down and backwash is always up.

Diagram Link Filter Type Valve Position
Diagram 1 DE Filter Filter Position
Diagram 2 DE Filter Backwash Position
Diagram 3 Sand Filter Filter Position
Diagram 4 Sand Filter Backwash Position

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