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Old 12-14-2009, 05:11 AM   #1
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Default March Pump fittings help

I'm not very good with this stuff so I figured I'd ask before buying parts...

I bought this pump:

Pump Features:

* Inlet: 3/8" FPT & 3/4" MPT Mounting bracket included Outlet: 1/2" MPT
* 115V comes prewired with 3ft cord NO PLUG
* 1/25 horsepower, continuous duty 1.4 Amp motor
* Max flow of 7.5 gpm
* center inlet (center inlet shown in picture)

If I want a ball valve on the outlet I need a 1/2" coupling on my ball valve (right?) which one:? http://www.greatbargain.net/order/shop2.html


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Old 12-14-2009, 12:44 PM   #2
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You can attach a 1/2" ball valve directly to the 1/2" output, no coupling needed.


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Old 12-15-2009, 01:23 AM   #3
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You can attach a 1/2" ball valve directly to the 1/2" output, no coupling needed.
Be careful if you do this. Very easy to strip the threads on the pump. I put polypropylene 1/2" couplings on mine. (http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=11184) Then added a nipple to the ball valve. If I strip the coupling threads, I just put a new one on. Pump threads will always be intact this way!
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:31 AM   #4
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No need to ever remove the valve (nipple in my case) so it was a non-issue for me.

If you think you'll be taking the valve off and on and are concerned about stripping the threads, then a 1/2" coupler and 1/2" close nipple would be the solution.
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Got the pump in the mail, im sooooooooooo happy


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