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Old 01-11-2005, 01:16:44 PM
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I've read that on the Galloway engine you need a compression / check valve.What have people used in this application?
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Talking Re: Galloway compression release

Dale, I'm not sure if you need a relief valve but I know that my 2 1/2 hp Galloway has one. I have seen them on others such as 5 hp and up.
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I'll post a picture soon of mine. I am using a priming cup with a elbow.
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On my 6 hp, I used a brass 1/4 turn drain vavle. No check valve and not sure why you would need one. Sometime I open and sometimes I forget. I'm not sure what they had originally.
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Dale, here is a picture of what I am using. It is loose fitted in the picture.I am presently restoring this Galloway.
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Sorry about that
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Galloway used a brass right angle valve, sort of like a sillcock (outdoor water valve) without the threaded part to attach a water hose. 3/8" pipe. Al Wait
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Whatever you use, I would not point it up unless you never use it. There is oil and exhaust that comes out when the engine fires. This would end up all over the nice paint job on the water hopper (or anything else above the engine). I'll going to try to find the type that points down for mine.
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Galloway used a brass right angle valve, sort of like a sillcock (outdoor water valve) without the threaded part to attach a water hose. 3/8" pipe. Al Wait
Al's right, here's somewhat of an example of what he's referring to...
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Here are some pictures of the originals (or what I beleive to be originals) on my 5HP & 6HP Galloway engines.
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2 more pic's of mine.
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Default Re: Galloway compression release

I use a compression releave vale from a old 2 cyl. John Deere A or B looks good & works good
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