Going to plumb in my new AutoPilot this weekend but I wanted to add unions on either side of the manifold for easy removal (winterizing, etc)
I picked up a couple 2" unions from Lowes, but these things are physically huge. Ive seen other 2" PVC unions on the net that are much smaller, dimension wise.
Is there any difference between the really chunky ones at Lowes and smaller ones I find on the net? Is there really a reason to have these ugly looking things vs the nicer "lower profile" (I guess you could call them) versions?
What I bought: http://www.lowes.com/pd_188234-34146...ion&facetInfo=
I checked the dimensions on it, vs from other brands and it is literally 1" larger in diameter and about 3/4" longer than the others.
What have other people used? I know AutoPilot sells their own union kits, but they dont specify the actual dimensions of the fittings.