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wsommariva

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Location: Northern New Jersey

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Friday, December 23rd 2011, 1:41pm

Hunter PGV valves and sch 80?

Hi everyone,

Just got my valves. Instructions say to use sch 80 fittings. Really necessary? Hard to find.

Mitchgo

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Location: Seattle

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Friday, December 23rd 2011, 4:46pm

Is it necessary? Not really, schedule 40 is adequate. Doesn't hurt to have a beefier connection though. Just remember threaded connections are tapered so don't over tighten the fittings

wsommariva

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Posts: 332

Location: Northern New Jersey

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Friday, December 23rd 2011, 5:02pm

Great, I'll use sch 40. Thank you.

Tightening, always trouble for me. In my last system I didn't tighten one valve enough. Had to cut pvc to tighten.

This time around I'll tighten more.

mrfixit

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Location: USA

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Friday, December 23rd 2011, 9:51pm

I feel like this is a dumb question because you seem to be on top of things. But you are using teflon tape aren't you?

I see it all the time where people don't use teflon tape and they call me because their brand new valve is leaking.

Try using a little more tape this time around if you've had problems with leaks in the past. Also tighten it a bit more.

I use between 2 and 7 wraps of tape on valves. Depends.

wsommariva

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Posts: 332

Location: Northern New Jersey

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Saturday, December 24th 2011, 7:08am

Yes I use teflon tape - 7 turns. I also tighten much tighter than I used to.

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