Quick detach

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by crutkas, Oct 5, 2004.

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  1. crutkas

    crutkas Flamingo Tongue

    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL,Illinois
    Ok, I had a little issue with me being stupid. SO I came up with an interesting solution to it.

    I'm going to make it so if I need to remove the entire bottom, ... I can.

    Two twists, so I can remove the overflows and if I need to, I can remove the entire bottom assembly.

    One additional idea is to have a ball valve between the two twists so you can remove the entire bottom without draining the tank. The reason why you don't want it above is you can't remove the overflows and if it is below the 2 twists, you can't remove the bottom without draining.

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  3. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

    Nov 7, 2002
    SF/Monterey Bay Area, CA
    I use true unions on all connections. One before and after every pump, or device that needs to be removed. I also use ball valves before the true unions (when possiable, I use true union ball vlaves) as to be able to stop the flow and disconnect the item. I've had to cut to many lines after the fact, waste of money and time. I'll do it right from the start now :) Let's just say, my PVC bill isn't small ;)