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Unread 11-16-2011, 09:19 PM   #8885
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All ball valves are not the same. I saw some 3/4" that were about 1/2" on the inside. maybe thats why it was cheaper. You need to look and compare.

I would think a ball valve would allow you to "fine tune" the air flow better.

If I had the extra cash at the time of purchase, I think I would buy 1" valves for the extra flow.
Yeah I noticed that too while looking at Lowes today that the actual hole through the center was not that big. Definately not 3/4" of course that refers to thread size not flow. The 3/4" PVC had much bigger hole for flow. I guess with the low temps you could use PVC valves especially if a riser pipe is used for intake.
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