Originally Posted by BubbaCoy
I was concerned about this, too, so I used a larger diameter pipe/valve. I planned to use 1", but slightly over-drilled the hole so I went to 1 1/4" diameter. Works great for me. The ball valves do get more pricey as the size goes up, though, so the extension handle is a good alternative.
Thanks BubbaCoy for the quick response, if its not a problem for you and so many others ive seen i think ill be fine!