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Old 03-28-2011, 03:03 PM   #1
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Hey guys I was searching around here and didnt see any topics on the use of these and I wondered if anyone had ever used them and where they might be used effectively?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Stainless-Steel-...1#ht_785wt_903

I was thinking of using them on my recirculation/whirlpool inlets to control flow w/o having to use the standard Ball Valves, and these are obv cheaper than those.

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Old 03-28-2011, 06:11 PM   #2
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doesn't look like they are full port, which could be a problem, but they would look nice in some spots on your rig


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If you don't mind the effective 3/8" interior bore on the ball, they'd work just fine.
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I was thinking of using them on some of the side ports for the whirlpool returns. I guess I could always get a couple and try them out, but @ ~$10 a piece I can pay a few more bucks and get full port ones...

just curious about them...

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Don't see any other threads, so pulling a necrothread revival.

Ordered some of these today:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-Stainles...#ht_2773wt_906

When dealing with a smaller pot, the three part stainless ball valves are way to heavy and bulky. Hoping these stream line a bit.
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There's nothing wrong with them except that they are really reduced in internal diameter. If you're already planning on using 3/8" ID tubing, it's no big deal though.


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