PVC pipe question

poollizard

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Jul 4, 2010
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Apple Valley, California
See the output port on the Jandy valve in the photo? I need to cut everything off from that Tee downward and put a 2" union on it so I can repipe all the way to the pump. My question is, after i cut the Tee off, that will leave only about a half inch of pipe to glue a 2 inch union onto. Is that enough? If not, I'll have to buy a new Jandy valve and start from the ground up.
 

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jblizzle

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May 19, 2010
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I see no Tee that you are referring to (pic is too close I think).

Looks like you will have to replace a lot more than planned due to the lack of free pipe anywhere around that valve.

ALTHOUGH ... you may be able to use a coupler on the outside of the valve to a larger pipe and save the valve.
 

poollizard

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Jul 4, 2010
26
Apple Valley, California
jblizzle said:
I see no Tee that you are referring to (pic is too close I think).

Looks like you will have to replace a lot more than planned due to the lack of free pipe anywhere around that valve.

ALTHOUGH ... you may be able to use a coupler on the outside of the valve to a larger pipe and save the valve.
Sorry for not being more clear. That fitting on the south end of the valve is a tee. Down goes to the pump, right goes to an old spa line that's not used any longer. I want to eliminate that, and repipe from the valve to the pump.

I will look into a coupler for that port, as you and Jason have suggested. Would that be a 3 inch to 2 inch reducing coupler?
 

danpik

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There are reamers available to ream out fittings to accept new pipe. They are a bit pricey in the $50.00 range but, if you have an expensive valve to replace I could be worth it. Just figured I would pass this along.
 

poollizard

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Jul 4, 2010
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Apple Valley, California
danpik said:
There are reamers available to ream out fittings to accept new pipe. They are a bit pricey in the $50.00 range but, if you have an expensive valve to replace I could be worth it. Just figured I would pass this along.
Thanks for the tip. I went out looking for 2.5 inch PVC pipe. Neither Lowe's nor Home Depot had any. Not sure where to go next. Maybe online? Dunno?
 

jblizzle

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There has to be a plumbing store around that would have it.

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