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Old 06-17-2010, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default For Sale - For Sale - or trade - 3 three-piece SS ball valves

[edit] Since I can't find any interest in the welding route, I'm offering these up for sale or trade. I'd be happy to trade all 3 of these for 2 threaded 1/2" three-piece SS valves, or I can sell them for $12 each + shipping.

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I recently bought some three-piece 1/2" ball valves off eBay. To my dismay, they turned out to be socket-weld, not threaded, despite my confirmation that they were threaded prior to purchase (see here for details).

Is there anybody here that'd be able to weld threaded fittings (or possible tri-clovers or camlocks) onto these for me? I don't trust my family-friend welder to do the job properly or quickly (or even comprehend what I need to have done).

Alternately, I'd like to trade these 3 socket-weld three-piece valves for 2 threaded three-piece valves. Any takers?
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Old 06-18-2010, 03:14 AM   #2
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I don't get it. Please post pictures. thanks Wes

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Old 06-18-2010, 03:34 AM   #3
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Can you get me some picts? If so, I'll take them for what you ended up having to shell out for them.
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I'll post pictures tonight. Essentially, they look like normal 3-piece valves, there just aren't any threads inside the ends.

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Old 06-24-2010, 02:55 AM   #5
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Still available?

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Sorry for the delay, everyone. Yes, they are still for sale. I have attached a picture of the non-threaded end. It's socket-weld.

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A word of caution for anyone thinking about welding on a socket weld ball valve.
You have to disassemble the valve so that you do not destroy the seals.
20 years welding in case anyone wonders how I know.

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if you can do them for $36 shipped I'll take them.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:35 PM   #9
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A word of caution for anyone thinking about welding on a socket weld ball valve.
You have to disassemble the valve so that you do not destroy the seals.
20 years welding in case anyone wonders how I know.
Good advice. I however have welded tri clamp but weld ends onto five, 3/8" valves from Mcmaster in the past few months and have had no problems. I was not worried as the mcmaster valves came with extra seals.

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Sorry for the delay, everyone. Yes, they are still for sale. I have attached a picture of the non-threaded end. It's socket-weld.
I might be interested. What is the inside dimension of the socket?
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The inside of the socket is 7/8".

These are 3-piece valves. When you take them apart, the seals comes off, so I imagine they'd be easy to weld to.

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