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    PVC pipe question

    See the output port on the Jandy valve in the photo? I need to cut everything off from that Tee downward and put a 2" union on it so I can repipe all the way to the pump. My question is, after i cut the Tee off, that will leave only about a half inch of pipe to glue a 2 inch union onto. Is that enough? If not, I'll have to buy a new Jandy valve and start from the ground up.
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    Re: PVC pipe question

    I see no Tee that you are referring to (pic is too close I think).

    Looks like you will have to replace a lot more than planned due to the lack of free pipe anywhere around that valve.

    ALTHOUGH ... you may be able to use a coupler on the outside of the valve to a larger pipe and save the valve.
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    Re: PVC pipe question

    Jandy valves accept the next larger size pipe fit over the outside of the fitting, so this should be fairly simple.
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    Re: PVC pipe question

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    I see no Tee that you are referring to (pic is too close I think).

    Looks like you will have to replace a lot more than planned due to the lack of free pipe anywhere around that valve.

    ALTHOUGH ... you may be able to use a coupler on the outside of the valve to a larger pipe and save the valve.
    Sorry for not being more clear. That fitting on the south end of the valve is a tee. Down goes to the pump, right goes to an old spa line that's not used any longer. I want to eliminate that, and repipe from the valve to the pump.

    I will look into a coupler for that port, as you and Jason have suggested. Would that be a 3 inch to 2 inch reducing coupler?
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    Re: PVC pipe question

    If the current pipe is 2", the outside connection will take 2.5" pipe, and you can then reduce that to 2" with a reducer.
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    Re: PVC pipe question

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    If the current pipe is 2", the outside connection will take 2.5" pipe, and you can then reduce that to 2" with a reducer.
    Ah, okay. Off to the store I go.
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    Re: PVC pipe question

    There are reamers available to ream out fittings to accept new pipe. They are a bit pricey in the $50.00 range but, if you have an expensive valve to replace I could be worth it. Just figured I would pass this along.
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    Re: PVC pipe question

    Quote Originally Posted by danpik
    There are reamers available to ream out fittings to accept new pipe. They are a bit pricey in the $50.00 range but, if you have an expensive valve to replace I could be worth it. Just figured I would pass this along.
    Thanks for the tip. I went out looking for 2.5 inch PVC pipe. Neither Lowe's nor Home Depot had any. Not sure where to go next. Maybe online? Dunno?
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    Re: PVC pipe question

    There has to be a plumbing store around that would have it.

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