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    New backwash valve how to plumb

    I got a new backwash valve because my old one broke and am trying to figure out how to replace it since the straights going to it don't have any play, how can I get a new piece of pipe into the new valve?

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    Re: New backwash valve how to plumb

    Usually you just use PVC/CPVC solvent to attach pipes to the valve, but I am not sure that is what you are actually asking.

    Would pictures help convey your concern?
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    Re: New backwash valve how to plumb

    I do have a photo but I'm posting on my phone, I mean how do I get a coupling on straight pipe that won't move

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    Re: New backwash valve how to plumb

    Sorry, I still do not follow. Easy to attach pictures from your phone in Tapatalk and hosted by them (if that is what you are using).
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    Re: New backwash valve how to plumb

    So I installed the new backwash valve and I didn't use enough glue because I was scared of it falling on the sliding piston assembly and I have a small leak, what should I do

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    Re: New backwash valve how to plumb

    Not sure. No good solution.

    You could drill out the pipe with a ram bit and try again.
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    Re: New backwash valve how to plumb

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Not sure. No good solution.

    You could drill out the pipe with a ram bit and try again.
    Is there anyway to create a vaccum to suck new glue in

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    Re: New backwash valve how to plumb

    Short answer is 'no' on the suction.

    Photos or a link to the model you have would be of great assistance. Depending on make/model it may allow use different size pipe on the inside and a larger size on the outside of pipe. Say 1.5 inside the valve body fitting and 2.00 on the outside.
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