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Old 10-25-2011, 02:14 PM   #1
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I have a chance to get a few 3 piece balls valves cheap, but they are used and came from a chemical plant. Not sure what chemical though. Should I just pass? I am not worried about the stainless, just the non metal seals. Thoughts?

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Old 10-25-2011, 02:17 PM   #2
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depends on how cheap, and if you can get replacement seals. if they were really cheap, i might just grab them anyway.

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Around 5 each. Any ideas where to find the replacement seals? They typically are teflon, does that asorb chemicals?

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Old 10-26-2011, 11:14 AM   #4
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Bump, any more thoughts out there?

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At that price? Go for it and replace the seals. Better yet, give me the contact info and I'll take them so you don't have to worry...

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I doubt the teflon would absorb enough to worry about. I'd take them apart and soak them in 200F oxiclean for an hour, rinse and go for it.

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Bobby... aren't you selling them now? Shoulda told him to pass...

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Thanks guys. Bobby do you sell just the seals?

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If I ever sell out a fellow homebrewer for a small profit, kick me in the nuts.
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Thanks guys. Bobby do you sell just the seals?
Nope, I don't have a source for the seals but I really wouldn't worry too much. PTFE is not that absorbent and the amount of exposure is very small anyway.
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