Become a TFP Supporter Welcome to our new server and new forum software. Pool School
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Loosening ORTEGA copper valve and replacing with PVC valve?

  1. #1

    Loosening ORTEGA copper valve and replacing with PVC valve?

    Hello everyone, the return to my main and small pool is 2inch copper pipe with an ORTEGA brass valve. It seems stuck. I removed the 4 screws that hold the front and carefully pried the valve half way out, and it would not come out any more. I didn't want to force it so I tapped it back in place.
    Looks like most new installs are 2inch PVC, so if I pull the brass valve out and break it, can a PVC valve replace it even if the pipe remains copper? Reason I ask is that the local repair shops won't do copper, they offered me to cut off the copper and replace everything with PVC, which is more labor than I can afford right now.

    Thanks for advice.

  2. #2
    Administrator JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    34,819

    Re: Loosening ORTEGA copper valve and replacing with PVC valve?

    You need to have enough room for the copper to PVC conversion fitting on both sides. Usually you need to connect a threaded metal adapter to the copper and then screw on a threaded PVC fitting and then glue PVC to that.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    TFP Admin. Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •