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Old 03-15-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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Where can I get PVC Gate Valves?

I can't find PVC gate valves on the Home Depot, Ace Hardware, or Lowe's websites. Is there any where that I could drive to get one that not made out of metal.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:35 PM   #2
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Lfs some have them I know one that sells them but that won't help you out. good luck, needed for sump?
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:36 PM   #3
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No I'm doing the gate valve skimmer mod.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:12 PM   #4
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You should find it at Home Depot. It is commonly called ball valve and specifically for PVC pipe.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:16 PM   #5
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But I am looking for a gate valve not a ball valve.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:38 PM   #6
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Both Lowes and Home Depot have them around here. Amazon has them if you can't find locally.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:51 PM   #7
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Gate valves and ball valves are the same thing. In the Aquarium they are called gate valves. In the plumbing arena they are called ball valves. They are made of PVC and have plastic parts...no metal because of rust. Application for both is the same....control the flow of a liquid.
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No... they're not the same thing. One uses a gate to block the flow (minute adjustments), one uses a ball. BIG difference...

Gate valve - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ball valve - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The only part of your statement that is correct is that they both control the flow of liquid, although they can be used to controll the flow of gasses as well.
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So I guess I should go out and replace all of the gate valves in my sprinkler system with ball valves. I also use ball valves in my Discus tank filtration system. I use them on my hoses as well as my pumps. Ask a plumber
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Are you kidding me?....Wikipedia
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