Anybody know of availability of same?
Background...had to repair a broken elbow in riser to stock fountain
over the weekend. Not too bad other than -- a) buried 40" deep in small
access hole so could only reach w/ fingertips, and b) the real problem,
the old gate valves no longer shut tight enough to get a seal so ended
up having to shut off well and drain the entire system. Being as is
large farmstead, the amount of water in several hundred yards of 2"
distribution piping is considerable.
Which leads to wanting to replace at least the gate valve at discharge
of pressure tank which gets into the plumbing arrangement from the well
to the PT and the discharge...there's 2" from well thru a reduced
diameter cross--feed/discharge and to tank/external hose spigot the
90-degree way. I'm thinking would be simplest going back to replace the
section within the three unions of existing galvanized w/ plastic as the
length of a ball valve is greater than the gate valve it'll be replacing
so will have to redo the connections, anyway.
There's a sizable flow restriction in this cross as I think it's only 1"
and the feed inlet to the PT is 1-1/4 or 1-1/2. There's no real issue
when just feeding the tank but when using heavy there's no reason to
have the inline restriction directly inline to the outlet feed so I was
looking to see if could find at least a 1-1/2" cross in PVC. So far, no
joy....could use double tees, of course, but just wondered...
Also, another issue, electrical instead but related to the
fountains--the buried feeder to one has failed. It's #4 direct-burial
Al single conductor. I replaced a short section a couple years ago but
there was another bad spot on past there so need to replace it appears
the last 100-ft or so of the run in toto. This was done in the early
60s and is using separate black/white cables. I've been unable in a
quick search to find anything marked or other than black. Ideally, I'd
like to just match existing...the black only is a pita to keep the two
separate; guess could go to USE but this is only 2-wire connection so
paying for a third wire there's no use for in that case (and no, I'm not
going the other 300-plus feet and redo the rest unless and until it
proves absolutely necessary). So, anybody find some white #4 direct
burial Al (actually, anything besides black is fine or a mark works,
too). Again, yeah, one can pull one, pull the other and then mark the
ends but in the space under the fountains having only the small end mark
instead of the obvious cable is just waiting for a pita later...