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Old 05-25-2013, 11:46 AM
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I learned the (usual) hard way to never use sch 40 pvc mipts in to brass. Sch 80 only.
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:49 PM
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I learned the (usual) hard way to never use sch 40 pvc mipts in to brass. Sch 80 only.
What happened? Nobody has ever said anything about it.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:49 PM
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What happened? Nobody has ever said anything about it.
Think about it.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:59 PM
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The only thing I can think of based on another repair I had to do, would be the face right between the end of the threads and the shoulders.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:19 PM
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I've had nothing but problems with these (made overseas) brass iso valves. Discovered this cutie today. The valve is ten years old, in hindsight, I should have put them in with unions, this will be a fun repair, since I need it to isolate two pumping systems.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:33 PM
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I've had nothing but problems with these (made overseas) brass iso valves. Discovered this cutie today. The valve is ten years old, in hindsight, I should have put them in with unions, this will be a fun repair, since I need it to isolate two pumping systems.
No unions? What, are you a hack or something??
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:43 PM
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No unions? What, are you a hack or something??
Even the high rollers fail to think things through. I can only blame myself.
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:33 PM
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I've had nothing but problems with these (made overseas) brass iso valves. Discovered this cutie today. The valve is ten years old, in hindsight, I should have put them in with unions, this will be a fun repair, since I need it to isolate two pumping systems.
Well Boss, it appears that the time has come to unionize.

The system, that is.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:08 PM
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I think by the time you upgrade the specs on a gate valve, it might as well turn into one of the classic "sprinkler angle (or straight) valves" we used the long keys on.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:19 PM
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I think by the time you upgrade the specs on a gate valve, it might as well turn into one of the classic "sprinkler angle (or straight) valves" we used the long keys on.
The subs ( ex-ex owners of my biz) are suggesting Ford curb stops; not a bad idea, either.
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