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Stupid question....

Discussion in 'DIY' started by Bruce Spiegelman, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

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    Spears true union are smooth.


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  2. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

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    Ewing irrigation has the good spears ball valves w the blue handle
     
  3. Julius Chen

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    Not cheap, not cheap...
     
  4. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

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    Well you want good you gotta pay a little :)


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  5. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman BOD

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    That's what she said.
     
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  6. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

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    They are like $10 for the good ones at Ewing.
     
  7. Vhuang168

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    $10 for a Spears Union Ball Valve!?! What size?


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  8. Coral reefer

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    Valve only
     
  9. Edgar Sandoval

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    Where can I purchase a container like this one ?


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  10. Coral reefer

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    Craigslist. I think I have 1 I could sell you if you want it
     
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  11. scuzy

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    Craiglist look for food safe barrels


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    [​IMG]


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  13. Julius Chen

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    Vincent,

    Where did u buy that red color faucet/hose bib in the photo u posted earlier? Is it all plastic?
     
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    Vincent,

    When you lift the handle to open the spigot, is there a mechanism to lock it in the open position?

    I plan to use it for refilling ATO reservoir located away 30 feet away.

     
  16. Vhuang168

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    You rotate to open.


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  17. Julius Chen

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    You mean it is really a gate valve (rotate the handle horizontally to open gradually)?

    Looks to me from the photo I thought one should lift the handle up to open. In that case, can it stay open while I am away at the display tank?
     
  18. Vhuang168

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    It can stay open on it's own.


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  19. OnTheReef

    OnTheReef OnTheReef (Eric) Supporting Member

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    I generally don't put spigots in the bottom of my barrels. I plumb them with a recirculating loop and a spigot at the top. I will post a pic tonight.
     
  20. roostertech

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    I bought some ball valve from here
    http://www.pvcfittingsonline.com/valves/pvc-ball-valves/compact-ball-valves.html

    And it was waaay better than the one you can get at HD. They also have true union valve at decent price.
     
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