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Old 04-10-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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mag drive 1.9 plumbing/fitting



I have a mag drive 1.9 that I'm wanting to hook up to 1/2" pvc pipe. The book says "1/4 piping".

Does this mean 1/4" FPT?

And, if so, where can I find a 1/4" FPT x 1/2" slip pvc fitting?
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:41 AM   #2
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This about the only fitting I can find that might work:
435-072 - Spears 435-072 - 1/2" x 1/4" PVC Schedule 40 Socket x Female Adapter
http://www.marinedepot.com/Bushing_F...FT2331-vi.html

However I don't know if the threading on the pump would work with pvc FPT. Does anyone know?
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:59 AM   #3
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There should be a fitting for an 1/4" x 1/2" threaded female adapter. They're in the plumbing section where the quick connect fittings are. I recall seeing a 1/4 threaded female to a 1/2" threaded male adapter at Home Depot today. They should have something similar to fit your need.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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We have a lowes, they don't carry anything that small. I took the pump in and everything.

I went ahead and ordered this because I was getting some other stuff anyways.

This should work, right?
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:11 PM   #5
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Yup, should work fine. The Mag pump has a 1/4" threaded male connector, right?
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Yup, should work fine. The Mag pump has a 1/4" threaded male connector, right?
Yes, sir. I just wasn't sure it was pvc pipe threading or not.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:36 PM   #7
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Should be fine regardless of plastic (PVC, ABS etc). Just use some plumbers tape around the threads and you should be good to go.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:38 AM   #8
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Thanks rick. That piece fit, threadings matched. I will still use plumbing tape because I always do, except on compression fittings where it is useless.

I was under the impression that this piece would allow a 1/2" pvc pipe to slip INTO into it. Not so, but I picked up a 1/2" slip x slip coupler and things are good to go.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:34 AM   #9
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Woot glad it worked out. It's nice in this hobby when you can get a fix for under a buck! I love it when all there is to a plumbing issue is just a fitting or two.
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Woot glad it worked out. It's nice in this hobby when you can get a fix for under a buck! I love it when all there is to a plumbing issue is just a fitting or two.
The extra unplanned trip for a 50 cent piece of plastic sucks, lol. I've been to lowes so many times for this hobby.
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