If I needed to repair my Fleck 7000 SXT, which has a plastic bypass on the valve...

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  1. amateurplumber1

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    Would I need to remove the bypass or could I keep it on? I have a bypass in the line already but also have the bypass on the valve itself. Theoretically, if I needed to fix the valve, would I have to remove the plastic valve mounted bypass (despite having a bypass on my plumbing already)?
     
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    You could keep it on.
     
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  4. amateurplumber1

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    So i just take off the bypass, keep it attached to the plumbing, take off the valve, and do what i need to do to fix it?
     
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    What is wrong with it?
     
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    Oh, nothing at all is wrong with it, I'm just curious from a strictly theoretical perspective haha.
     
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    Haha, thanks fellas. I have the unit and do indeed know how it works, but I am still wondering if I can just leave the bypass on the pipes and take the unit (valve head) off. Theoretically. ;)
     
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    Yes, if you decide to move and want to take the system with you, you would only need to purchase a new bypass and plumbing connectors.
     
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    Theoretically you could remove a pair of orange clips and pull the tank+controller assembly away from the wall. Theoretically is a good word here, because I have not done it. You would not want to tilt. So whether you could pull that off safely might depend on you and your tank size. A smooth floor would seem to help. It might also depend on how much give is in your piping.

    A flex connection would seem to be a lot better if your code allows.
     
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    Thanks guys! I guess it's redundant to use the bypass on the 7000sxt if i already have a bypass but whatever.
     
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    Yes it is redundant. I prefer a high quality 3 valve bypass anytime, but the valve mounted Fleck and Clack bypasses are great quality and can be repaired easily.
     
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    Be sure to relieve pressure in the valve before pulling the clips.
     
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