View Full Version : Ball Valve for Skimmer Mod?
12-01-2007, 12:44 PM
Does anybody know if using a ball valve instead of the recommended gate valve will work for a "gate valve mod"? I'm modding my ASM G4x and gate valves seem to be twice the price of ball valves and the only place I can find them is on line. Even the local Ferguson plumbing supply didn't carry them.
Thanks as always
12-01-2007, 12:56 PM
IMO, you're not going to get nearly the sensitvity out of a ball valve as would out of a gate valve. When it comes to tuning in skimmers, precision is important. The ball valve most likely won't allow you to make the fine adjustments necessary.
12-01-2007, 01:02 PM
I agree with John. My G3 is gate valve modded and I couldn't imagine using a ball valve. A quarter turn on the gate valve makes a big difference in the skimmer.
gate valves are the way to go what size valve u looking for i have 3 1.25 gate vales for sale that is 1.25 is an inch and a quarter
12-01-2007, 09:52 PM
Then a gate valve it will be. Hey Han now much do you want for on of those valves?
12-01-2007, 09:54 PM
Sorry Ham I should read more carefully - I need a 1.5 in valve for the mod.
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