Needle valve for the Liquidator

richr69

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Sep 26, 2012
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Hi. I have been using the Liquidator for a long time now w/the 3/8" upgrade. I have been thinking of getting a Needle valve to control the flow. I was thinking about this one, since its relatively cheap

Any thoughts.

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Bama Rambler

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That brass valve isn't going to last long in that service. The Hayward plastic valve is pretty good for that service, but it's a little expensive.
 

richr69

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Sep 26, 2012
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Yeah, I just took a look at the Hayward valves and they are expensive. I did find this one (not hayward)
This one appears to be plastic, so maybe it would work? Any thoughts on this one?
 

Bama Rambler

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The valves in the two posts above are the same valve. The one that laprjns linked to just has barbed connections instead of push-in connections that the other one has.
 

laprjns

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It cheaper too, both for the push on and barbed versions, even if you include shipping. Also from my experience, push on connections do not work well on the suction side (output) of the Liquidator.