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Adapt New Valve to Smaller Pipe in Tank
Last Updated: 10/21/2013
Question: New Valve Body has 1.05" distributor pipe opening, and my old center distributor pipe ( or "riser pipe" ) is only 13/16" O.D.. What do I do next? * 3 ways to "Adapt" valve body to 13/16" pipe ** There is a bushing you can purchase to adapt to your smaller O.D. pipe, SEE: TUBE BUSHING 13/16 x 1.05

  ** Or you can purchase the new Bottom Distributor and make a new center pipe, SEE: DISTRIBUTOR -BOTTOM 1.05 O.D. PIPING ** Or for a quick adapter, you can use 2" length of 3/4" PVC pipe, which has an O.D. of 1.05" ( and you must use the common Schedule 40 to have the I.D. needed to fit tightly over your 13/16" O.D. pipe ) and glue ( PVC cement ) over the top your current 13/16" pipe, and this will become your "adapter". Remove a little water from the tank before attempting to use the PVC cement.

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