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#1 Vaega

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 09:53 PM

I'm working on a homemade. Could someone explain how to install a check valve in pvc?
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#2 trogdor65

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 10:41 PM

There isn't much to explain, there is no "installing" a check valve. You go buy one and glue it on. Do you know what a check valve is? A check vavle is a valve that you can buy at many local stores such as menards, the check valve lets air pass through one way and stops it from going out. I think you can use them to have a detachable pump, or other things like connecting it to an air compressor.

I would try a schrader valve instead, they are cheaper and such.

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#3 six-five-two

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 11:44 PM

Yeah buy a bicycle valve instead, I tried using a check valve for one of my homemades and it failed..
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#4 Vaega

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 06:41 AM

Yeah I know what a check valve is. I was just wondering how I would go about attaching one. Any suggestions on the type of glue I would use?
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#5 trogdor65

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 08:40 AM

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Use PVC cement and primer, I don't think there is very much variety to shose from.

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#6 Vaega

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 04:22 PM

So if I want to install one into a pvc endcap I drill a hole then put the check valve in with some pvc primer and cement?
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#7 Dr Nerf

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 04:23 PM

Threaded check valves can be easily installed using the correct male adapter and teflon tape. Non-threaded check valves can be installed in exactly the same way that PVC pipe fittings are: using PVC cement and primer. When installing a check valve, make sure that the arrow points in the direction which the air should stay. Real check valves are far superior to schrader valves; I don't see how they can fail. If you really want to use a schrader valve, add in a redundant check valve to make sure.
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