Part # BV020
By Flo Control
Part # BV020
I have 2 old valve I that you turn to inground pool I need to replace how do I do it
Hi. You would have to cut the old valve out and install new valves.
Will schedule 40 ball valve work? Like the ones at Home Depot.
Yes, This is just a standard 2inch ball valve.
1 to 2 hrs
Screwdriver, Adjustable Wrench, slow set PVC glue for the final fitting
Originally I removed the section (Union / 90 / valve / 90 / filter union held with snap ring) and planned to replace it exactly.
Instead, i realized there was too much stress in the leg as it was a short run with no straigh sections, so i added a bend like a "vee" out and back from the fittings and included a 10" flexible section from a prior job, 2" PVC. I hope this will relieve the stress and the parts will not leak or break.
I also chose to put the parts together from each union side first with fast set glue, without the vee assembly. Then assembled the "vee" (a street 90 and 45 with a long flex goint to the Union and short nipple going to the filter union). After the 49/90 was assembled, Finally, I glued the two the nipples into the hand tightened unions at the same time and slide them in. The slow set allowed me to get the three fittings to go together well.
The downside, 48 hours...to cure..
Happy to send a few photos