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Unread 03-01-2009, 05:07 PM   #1
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Where do you guys get your ball valves for your UDS at a good price? All I can find it the $12-$15 range ad that seems high.
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That sounds about right for a 1/2" brass valve.
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Unread 03-01-2009, 05:15 PM   #3
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i'm lookin at 3/4. should that matter much with price?
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bigger valves=more brass=more$
that sounds like a good price
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Harbor Freight.....

$5.99 for 3/4", i buy em all when their on sale.
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Sweet, thanks bubba.

Hey being that you are a UDS parts expert. How bout good handles?
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Bubba's right Paul. Harbor Freight on south Campbell usually has them.
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Thank Keith, I'm figuring on just making myself a new barrel as well. I think it will be easier to work with if I have a tight fitting system.
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I purchased a 3/4" last week @TSC for $6.49. Everyday price.

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Sweet, thanks bubba.

Hey being that you are a UDS parts expert. How bout good handles?
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I pay $12 for one 1" sweat ball valve with a true 1" opening but I'm getting them at cost. I'm sleeping with a woman who's family owns a plumbing and heating oil business.

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I paid 7ish for the harbor freight valve. Any reason not to use .75 or 1.0 brass gate valves?
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You will be disappointed with 1/2". Won't get the temp unless you also have 2-3 more open nipples. Go 3/4"
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You will be disappointed with 1/2". Won't get the temp unless you also have 2-3 more open nipples. Go 3/4"
I second and 3/4 that.
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1", brass, screw on ball valves from Harbor Freight. They were on sale for $8.99ea.
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