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spscrackhead
06/12/2016, 05:46 PM
Its time to plumb the system and I would like to match that bk skimmer in the sump. I am having a bit of an issue finding some nice white union ball valves and gate valves. I am sure someone here has plumbed up their system in this color scheme and can help me out.
Greatly appreaciated guys!

GQuinn
06/12/2016, 09:02 PM
Its time to plumb the system and I would like to match that bk skimmer in the sump. I am having a bit of an issue finding some nice white union ball valves and gate valves. I am sure someone here has plumbed up their system in this color scheme and can help me out.
Greatly appreaciated guys!

Amazon has some. Here is one I used in the past.
https://www.amazon.com/Spears-2412015W-Slip-Ball-Valve/dp/B00KMOK13A/ref=sr_1_37?ie=UTF8&qid=1465783149&sr=8-37&keywords=White+pvc+ball+valve

ArmanS
06/13/2016, 11:44 AM
Aquarium Specialty has lots of colored PVC Parts. I know Biotek Marine makes White PVC Single Union Ball Valves.

I looked into this before and couldn't find any dual unions in white for a reasonable price. Hayward makes them but for 1" they are $70, for 1.5" they are $120 each.

What I did was use the standard Gray True Union Ball Valves. White / Red / Gray works great together IMO and in my situation going with white dual unions would have cost a fortune!

You could always just use regular ball valves then put on union on each end, this would work and would cost ~$15 for a 1" ball valve and 2 x white 1" unions.

spscrackhead
06/13/2016, 11:56 AM
Are there any quality non union ball valves though?
Aquarium Specialty has lots of colored PVC Parts. I know Biotek Marine makes White PVC Single Union Ball Valves.

I looked into this before and couldn't find any dual unions in white for a reasonable price. Hayward makes them but for 1" they are $70, for 1.5" they are $120 each.

What I did was use the standard Gray True Union Ball Valves. White / Red / Gray works great together IMO and in my situation going with white dual unions would have cost a fortune!

You could always just use regular ball valves then put on union on each end, this would work and would cost ~$15 for a 1" ball valve and 2 x white 1" unions.

ArmanS
06/13/2016, 11:58 AM
To be honest with you I've never used any on my aquarium plumbing. I've use them before but not on anything that needs to be adjusted more then a few times.


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jwilliams860
06/14/2016, 06:17 PM
Lowe's and HD carry union and non union ball valves in white with a red handle

ArmanS
06/16/2016, 12:31 AM
Its time to plumb the system and I would like to match that bk skimmer in the sump. I am having a bit of an issue finding some nice white union ball valves and gate valves. I am sure someone here has plumbed up their system in this color scheme and can help me out.
Greatly appreaciated guys!

Found some bud; eBay. http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/wukAAOSwA4dWL8qh/s-l1600.jpg

White True Union Ball Valve with Red Handles.
1/2"
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-PVC-True-Union-Ball-Valve-White-Socket-Thread-Red-Flag-Products-/321904501510?hash=item4af300e306:g:rq4AAOSwA4dWL8nh

3/4"
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-4-PVC-True-Union-Ball-Valve-White-Socket-Thread-Red-Flag-Products-/321904501545?hash=item4af300e329:g:ncEAAOSwhcJWL8qg

1.5"
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-1-2-PVC-True-Union-Ball-Valve-White-Socket-Thread-Red-Flag-Products-/321904501638?hash=item4af300e386:g:wukAAOSwA4dWL8qh

1"
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-PVC-True-Union-Ball-Valve-White-Socket-Thread-Red-Flag-Products-/221924755231?hash=item33abbf071f:g:~kcAAOSwo6lWL8qJ

slief
06/16/2016, 09:42 AM
Found some bud; eBay. http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/wukAAOSwA4dWL8qh/s-l1600.jpg

White True Union Ball Valve with Red Handles.
1/2"
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-PVC-True-Union-Ball-Valve-White-Socket-Thread-Red-Flag-Products-/321904501510?hash=item4af300e306:g:rq4AAOSwA4dWL8nh

3/4"
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-4-PVC-True-Union-Ball-Valve-White-Socket-Thread-Red-Flag-Products-/321904501545?hash=item4af300e329:g:ncEAAOSwhcJWL8qg

1.5"
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-1-2-PVC-True-Union-Ball-Valve-White-Socket-Thread-Red-Flag-Products-/321904501638?hash=item4af300e386:g:wukAAOSwA4dWL8qh

1"
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-PVC-True-Union-Ball-Valve-White-Socket-Thread-Red-Flag-Products-/221924755231?hash=item33abbf071f:g:~kcAAOSwo6lWL8qJ

Those are pretty much the same ones I get from Lowes.