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Old 08-10-2010, 12:40 PM
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Well I gotta say I don't think any threaded valve is as good as a solvent weld. I rarely reuse a pvc threaded valve after its been used once before. The pvc misforms when you thread something into it. I don't trust them not to crack on the second go round.

In addition the male adapter is the weakest fitting made. I suppose you could use nipples though.
Good point, I've had the same problem with threads. Don't tell anyone, but I have, in a emergency, glued the m.p.t. adapter into the valve and had it work.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:46 PM
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Why would you re-use a valve in the first place? Cheapskates.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:49 PM
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Why would you re-use a valve in the first place? Cheapskates.
Friday afternoon, 4.30 pm, parts service truck 40 miles away.
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Old 08-10-2010, 04:02 PM
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In addition the male adapter is the weakest fitting made. I suppose you could use nipples though.
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My vote for weakest fitting goes to the 1/2" thrd cap.
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Old 08-10-2010, 04:07 PM
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Friday afternoon, 4.30 pm, parts service truck 40 miles away.
$1500 per zone should allow you to stock deep enough to not be pikers and hacks.
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Old 08-10-2010, 04:10 PM
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$1500 per zone should allow you to stock deep enough to not be pikers and hacks.
$1500? That was years ago!
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Old 08-10-2010, 04:11 PM
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$1500? That was years ago!
I think he forgot a zero ......
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Old 08-10-2010, 04:16 PM
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$1500? That was decades ago!
Fixed it for you
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Old 08-10-2010, 04:29 PM
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Fixed it for you
Thanks, it's not me anymore, but Russ's two-wire systems are getting pretty spendy.
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Old 08-10-2010, 04:38 PM
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My two-wire systems were inexpensive and reliable. Less than $500 a zone.
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