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ks_medic 03-29-2010 02:12 AM

cheap 3 piece ball valve
 
What the difference between these two valves and can they be used for home brewing?

$25 - http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-JOMAR-1-2-SS-3-PIECE-BALL-VALVE-S-SS-1000N-4B_W0QQitemZ280473316114QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Defa ultDomain_0?hash=item414d832b12

$15 - http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-JOMAR-1-2-CS-3-PIECE-BALL-VALVE-S-CS-1000N-SS-4B_W0QQitemZ280470906126QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Defa ultDomain_0?hash=item414d5e650e

GunnerMan 03-29-2010 03:47 AM

Subscribed. I went to JOMAR's webpage and saw their product decriptions for both valves one is Stainless and one is Carbon. Both have the same UL certifications and descriptions. However Carbon steel can still rust so I would go for the SS one. However I would like to hear more from other pros around.

bendavanza 03-29-2010 02:05 PM

Stainless Steel is the one you want.
Carbon Steel WILL rust, esp in acidic conditions. And fast, too.
If you want cheaper ss ball valves for homebrewing you can get 2 piece from http://www.greatbargain.net/order/index.html

Bobby_M 03-29-2010 03:25 PM

They both won't work for you. The carbon steel will rust and the stainless one is socket weld (NO THREADS).

kezgin 03-29-2010 05:24 PM

i've never ordered from these guys, but they have ss 3 piece valves for the cheapest i've been able to find
http://climaxhomebrew.com/

ks_medic 03-29-2010 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bobby_M (Post 1973914)
They both won't work for you. The carbon steel will rust and the stainless one is socket weld (NO THREADS).

Thanks Bobby. I didn't even notice that, you saved me a big headache and some money. :mug:

ks_medic 03-29-2010 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kezgin (Post 1974195)
i've never ordered from these guys, but they have ss 3 piece valves for the cheapest i've been able to find
http://climaxhomebrew.com/

$19 bucks for a 3 piece ball valve that's awesome. What is the actuator mount version used for?

Sawdustguy 03-29-2010 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ks_medic (Post 1974224)
What is the actuator mount version used for?

They can be automated with an acuator.


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