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    Hose adapters, where to find them...

    I'll keep this short... shock, huh?

    Can threaded hose adapters that go on MP valves and pump skimmer baskets be found @ HD/Lowes/Ace type places? Or are they only available at pool stores?

    Also, do all filters and pumps use the same female id threads, or do they vary? Ie. V thread, buttress, npt and which is it?
    It's a Pentair Meteor MP and Dynamo pump.

    Do the threaded ball valves use the same thread type?

    Ready.... set... go!
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    They should all be NPT.
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    Oh wow, really?
    You mean they didn't go and complicate everything like a government operation? lol
    That makes things easy.

    So what are they called, threaded hose adapters, or something else?

    thx.
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    If you are talking about adapters for flexible hose, they are called barb fittings. Not sure we are on the same page with that one. Is that what you mean?
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    This is what I'm looking for.
    www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002ZIZG0Y/ref=m ... -7&pi=SL75

    Think places that sell plumbing stuff would have these? I don't think Lowes does, haven't checked HD and our little mom and pop place.
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    Seems hit or miss, some have them some don't, I usually found them in the irrigation section, not with the normal plumbing.
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    Those types are more specialty barbs...mostly for pools. Easier to order online, unless you want a pool store adventure. I've not seen them in any hardware store big or small, but they may carry them elsewhere. Sorry not to be of more help.
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    Naw, that's helpful enough. Thanks for the info, both of you. It has been helpful.
    Irrigation.... they have them that big?

    Sure, pool store adventures are fuuun!
    I'd buy it online, but I just haven't been able to take the time to do so.
    I'll buy it online if I have to.
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    Pretty sure that's where I saw them at least once, buuuttt I could have old timers disease
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    You can rig up what you need in the plumbing section. A threaded end then glue fitting to a reducer of the size you need. Get inventive lol
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    Yeah, I thought about that, but it won't have the barbs on it so the hose will pop off from the pressure. Hose clamp or not.
    Or do they have barbed to slip joint pieces?

    If they do, I could do that.

    Thx,
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    Quote Originally Posted by msgtdan
    Pretty sure that's where I saw them at least once, buuuttt I could have old timers disease
    Heh, maybe! Never can tell whether it's the absent minded genius, or what. LOL

    What store did you buy it at?
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    I recently purchased some at lowes in the plumbing section (they are grey)
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    Quote Originally Posted by FamilyGuy
    I recently purchased some at lowes in the plumbing section (they are grey)
    Which part did you purchase, the whole threaded adapter, or the slip joint reducer /w barbs you speak of?

    BTW, This "Slows" doesn't have any pool stuff, nor does "Home Despot". NOT POOL COUNTRY!!
    Oh, did I mention all the pool stores here are closed on Monday??? LOLs
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    Ordered mine from here. Keep scrolling down, they have straight with male or female threads.

    http://www.plumbingsupply.com/insertfittings.html
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    The threaded barbed piece I will take a pic later ive gotta go to lowes in a little while
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    At the Blue and orange stores, check the section that has sump pumps for these fittings. My orange has them there
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    Ok, thanks for the tips. I'll check it out, hopefully tomorrow. Spent all day yesterday in town, getting sand, among other things, then finishing setting up the pool once I got home.

    Today I did some more with the chems, then spent all evening cleaning up the used agp ladder I got. Diiiirty! Aaalgae, YUCK!

    Needless to say, I had little time today. I'm beat, gonna crash hard tonight! Hehe
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    I saw the barbed fittings at my Lowes in the pool chemicals area, outside in the garden area of the local store
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    Re: Hose adapters, where to find them...

    Quote Originally Posted by techguy
    I saw the barbed fittings at my Lowes in the pool chemicals area, outside in the garden area of the local store
    Unfortunately no chems or supplies sold here anymore, they stopped carrying them a few years ago.

    I checked @ HD, here's what I discovered.
    No barbed black poly fittings for pex over 1". Used to have them said an associate.
    They had a 1-1/2"-1-1/4" dual size threaded slip adapter in the sump pump section, just like you'd get at a pool place, but it didn't have barbs on it. Smooth only.... not good! Plus it had a check valve in it.
    So not what I needed, although I could have made the check valve work if it had the proper hose fitting.

    I even thought of using a dual male threaded coupler of the right size, this way I could get a threaded ball valve, remove the existing hose to thread adapter from the filter, attach it to one end of the ball valve, then attach the other end of the ball valve to the multiport using the threaded coupler. Nope, didn't have that either, fail there too!
    In fact, they didn't even have a threaded 1-1/2" ball valve, only slip. Uuuuggghh!

    EPIC FAIL!

    Need to check the pool stores, I know Lowes doesn't have the barbs, least not last year. But I'll check once more, as well as for the coupler alternative. There's also a plumbing supply place here that I need to check.

    I'll report back as soon as I can. Thanks for the tips.
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