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post #1 of 14 Old 01-13-2007, 08:00 PM Thread Starter

I went to h-depot today and got a whole bunch of pvc 90's, t's, ball valves, adapters' and such.
The thing is most of the stuff isent fitting rite.
I bougt a female thread/slip to go on the bulk head of my overflow bix and it is a bout a millimeter off. I even tried placing the slip-female in a bowl of boiling water and placing the bulkhead in a bowl of cold water then try and quickly thread them together but that dident work. DO you know y it doing this?
I also bough two ball valves to control the output of water through both returns, they both said 1/2 inch but they dont look compatible at all. The inside diameters are the same but i figured the pipe would just slip inside the the ball valve but there no way a 1/2 pipe would fit in it. Is there some type of coulpling that i need?
Then i bougt a 3/4 slip/male thread and its not even close to fiting on a 3/4 pipe.
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post #2 of 14 Old 01-13-2007, 08:03 PM
I would have to see pics. I did the same thing and didnt run into a problem.
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post #3 of 14 Old 01-13-2007, 08:16 PM
I'd also need to see pics. I'm wondering if you are mixing parts and pieces.

You should dry fit them in the store. Keep in ind they won't fit very far in unless glued.
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post #4 of 14 Old 01-13-2007, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
Ok tomorrow i will take some picks with my moms camera, that is if i can get the thing to work(i hate computer stuff)
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post #5 of 14 Old 01-13-2007, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
good news! i found out what i did wrong. When you go to the pvc section there are two types of pvc Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 The difference is in size. One is beige and one is white. bige is smaller than the white.
This is good information for anyone doing a hard pumn job,learn from my ignorance.
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post #6 of 14 Old 01-14-2007, 06:56 AM
I kind of figured you did that. But didnt want to say you were an idiot or anything. So now you got it to work.
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post #7 of 14 Old 01-14-2007, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
ya pops is takin me to h-depot again today and im going to make a informal swap.(lost the resite)
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post #8 of 14 Old 01-14-2007, 01:06 PM
Take all your parts and pieces with ya this time.
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post #9 of 14 Old 01-14-2007, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
I heard for every two 90's you have it will equal 1 foot of head pressure, is this rite?
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post #10 of 14 Old 01-14-2007, 05:45 PM
It's close enough.
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