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    Best way to connect a friction fit pipe with a threaded one?

    As my title states, I need to find the best way to connect a shut off valve to my return. This is my current set up. My return is also my pool light. In the near future, I will be installing a Saltwater Chlorine Generator between the filter and the new shut off valve (if that makes a difference).
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    Re: Best way to connect a friction fit pipe with a threaded one?

    You mean something like this one ?? http://www.grainger.com/product/GF-PIPING-SYSTEMS-Male-Adapter-6MV39?s_pp=false&picUrl=//static.grainger.com/rp/s/is/image/Grainger/6MV35_AS01?$smthumb$

    or this one:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pvc-Adaptor-...item2ed089da13
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    Re: Best way to connect a friction fit pipe with a threaded one?

    The simplest thing to do is to add a new short piece of hose and put in a ball valve with two barbed fittings attached.
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    Re: Best way to connect a friction fit pipe with a threaded one?

    I called my pool store and learned that there is not a fitting like that made. I will have to be creative I suppose.

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    Thanks Jason Lion, I figured that is what I'd have to do.
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    Best way to connect a friction fit pipe with a threaded one?

    I can't say my way is great, but with that same light I have my valve in the other side of the your pictured soft pvc near the filter. I am using a Hayward SP0723 off the filter return. (Going from memory, just had my pool installed less than a week ago.).
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    Re: Best way to connect a friction fit pipe with a threaded one?

    I just ordered and received a Pentair hard plumbing adapter for my Aqualuminator light! So, this is what I have come up with. It probably isn't the cheapest solution, but it's what I was able to piece together with limited experience with PVC

    The adapter and another part have to be glued. Did I pick the right glue? Should I be using different parts to connect the shut off and adapter or is this OK? The adapter is the part on the right in the photo
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    Re: Best way to connect a friction fit pipe with a threaded one?

    Please post the results. I am looking to do the same.
    I have not done much PVC work but I used Oatey 30246 PVC Regular Cement and 4-Ounce NSF Purple Primer Handy Pack (search Amazon) in the past. Hopefully someone more skilled will chime in.
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