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tbplayer

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Friday, September 15th 2017, 12:36pm

Union on supply side?

Can I use a union like this:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Homewerks-Worldwide-1-in-dia-PVC-Sch-40-Union/50160559

...on the supply side of a manifold? I was thinking it would be nice to have the ability to remove it, to work on the valves if ever needed.

mrfixit

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Friday, September 15th 2017, 12:55pm

I don't see why not. So one union before the manifold and one union after each valve.
I'm not a huge fan of unions but I live where we have really high water pressure. I measured 160 recently at a residence.
Sometimes unions leak if not installed just so. But over all they're very reliable.
Go for it.

tbplayer

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Saturday, September 16th 2017, 2:25pm

Well, here it is. Just hope there are no leaks when I turn the water on::



My first try at this PVC stuff.

mrfixit

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Saturday, September 16th 2017, 5:12pm

I must have misunderstood something.
So what are you planning on doing with that union?
I don't see where it does anything where it's situated.

tbplayer

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Saturday, September 16th 2017, 5:54pm

Yeah, not much point, except if I ever have to cut one of those manifolds out, it is one less thing, and I can add more if/when I ever put it back.

So that one was easy to put, because there was plenty of room on either side. So I put it.

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Saturday, September 16th 2017, 8:37pm

Well it looks good for you first attempt. =)

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