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Old 03-18-2014, 05:38 PM   #11
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ok so control valves aren't very popular here...but let me run something by you...

you can leave them fully open all the time...

i strongly suggest having them as a precaution so you can easily make slight adjustments if needed, you add pumps/overflows, add tanks, or if your pump is a little too strong or weak for your overflow or siphon...

most of the time the valves are useless but are a wonderful thing to have available...especially for maintenance and add ons...
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:56 AM   #12
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Gotta agree with that as I've got 4 valves so i can close the systems.
Not sure why I would need to, but I got em.
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:55 PM   #13
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So just have a valve on the PVC pipe just incase
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:08 PM   #14
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In short, yes.
May never need em, but if u do
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:10 PM   #15
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Make sure you use PVC glue!!
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:11 PM   #16
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And use Schedule 40 not the thin wall
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:41 PM   #17
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What is schedule 40...? Also isn't there an adaptor I need to connect the pipe to the holes in the overflow?
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:31 PM   #18
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No adapter should be needed to connect pvc overflows.should be slip fit. Make sure to glue this carefully
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