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Old 23-10-2012, 14:41   #1
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Catalina 27 Ball Valve Install

Good Day All,

One of the few items needing replacement on my recently purchased Cat 27 (1980 dinette model) is the ball valve below the macerator. I plan to replace the hoses and probably the PVC as well while I am there, but I would certainly appreciate your input on the project. I have included photos and a link to the replacement valve. I have also read quite a few of the Head Mistresses' posts, which is making my head spin like a turd going around the bowl.

Wisdom and/or mockery welcome.

GROCO Full-Flow In-Line Ball Valve, 1-1/2" NPT at West Marine
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Old 23-10-2012, 16:04   #2
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Re: Catalina 27 Ball Valve Install

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Dana Dude.

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I see a gate valve that is in need of replacement.


I am a fan of PVC in the waste system when appropriate. This to me is an appropriate place for a PVC valve. Others opinions may vary though.
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Re: Catalina 27 Ball Valve Install

PVC Gate Valve?
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PVC Gate Valve?
Sorry, should have clarified PVC ball valve.
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Re: Catalina 27 Ball Valve Install

That appears to be a gate valve you have in there. (or are you talking the seacock/thru hull?) personally I would not use a plastic ball valve, as robust as they seem, I experienced too many failures in an industrial environment. They can also become almost impossible to turn... that seems to be the "luck of the draw". Buy a good bronze ball valve.
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Re: Catalina 27 Ball Valve Install

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That appears to be a gate valve you have in there. (or are you talking the seacock/thru hull?) personally I would not use a plastic ball valve, as robust as they seem, I experienced too many failures in an industrial environment. They can also become almost impossible to turn... that seems to be the "luck of the draw". Buy a good bronze ball valve.

Yes, the gate valve. The link is to the brass model at West Marine which I have already purchased for the same reasons which you describe. The thru hull seems to be functional enough and it can likely wait until it is on the hard next time for bottom paint in a year or so.

The flexible hoses look to be the original from 1980, so new anti-bacterial versions will be replacing them.

Thank you all for the input and the gracious welcome, Gord May. I have a potential modification of your quote below:

"If you didn't have the time, money or knowledge to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$/brains to fix it?" I'm working on it . . .
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