Hi. I bought a Superflo VS to replace my Whisperflo and in my haste I did not notice that the connections were different on the two models.
"No problem," I thought. "I will just order a new union of the same make and mate half of the old union to half of the new union after gluing in the slip fittings." But GF decided to change from a tapered thread to a square thread. So that won't work. Thanks fellas.
Now I am stuck trying to figure out the best way to re-pipe this. The long side should be easy-- just cut it and use a coupler. But how would you approach the side that goes underground? I don't have a lot to work with and the check valve essentially abuts the ground.
I am not a "money is no object" guy but I want to do this the right way, even if it costs much more. Of course I will replace the ball valve with a better quality valve.
So, the questions:
1. How would you repipe the side that goes underground?
2. Would you add any other fittings anywhere?
3. Can you recommend a ball valve that will last and a place to buy it?
4. What else am I missing?