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Thread: Is it worth $40 to remove three 90 degree elbows?

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    Is it worth $40 to remove three 90 degree elbows?

    I'm replacing my pump with an Intelliflo VS and I see at least three 90 degree elbows that can be removed in the process. Is it worth the $40 in pipe and fittings to replumb?
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    Re: Is it worth $40 to remove three 90 degree elbows?

    Sure, given you are doing some plumbing anyway, it is well worth a little extra for some optimization.
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    Re: Is it worth $40 to remove three 90 degree elbows?

    Are you using gold pipe? that seems like a lot of money given how cheap PVC and fittings are.

    If you would like us to look at what your are dealing with, post up some pictures.
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    Re: Is it worth $40 to remove three 90 degree elbows?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Are you using gold pipe? that seems like a lot of money given how cheap PVC and fittings are.

    If you would like us to look at what your are dealing with, post up some pictures.
    I came up with about $52, this doesn't include the 2" SCH80 CPVC Union Male Adaptor fittings to the pump since I'd need those anyway. Please take a look at my parts list and let me know what you think. thanks

    21.81 - Pentair PKG 188 Pump/Htr 2"Union Half X 2"Slip (2Pk) - connect to heater
    $14.80 2 ($7.40 each) - Schedule 80 Nipple PVC 2"x12" 220-120-2 - connect to filter
    $8.80 8 ($1.10each) - Lasco 2" Schedule 40 PVC 90 Elbow SlipxSlip 406-020
    $7 10ft 2 Schedule 40 PVC pipe

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