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Old 04-23-2014, 04:14 AM   #1
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low point drain ball valve recommendations?

I am looking to replace the caps on my low point drains with ball valves. I have 1/2 inch NPT fittings. I have read that the Camco ones will only fit the fresh water drain and low the other low point drains in the unit. Any suggestions?
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1/2 inch NPT is just what it is. Any valve with 1/2 inch NPT will fit. Fortunately the RV industry doesn't get into having their own thread pitch and pipe sizes.
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Thanks. Any thoughts on using a 1/2 inch compression ball valve? I read elsewhere that you could simply take a razor blade and remove the current female fitting and then use the compression fitting to make it more user friendly.
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You have a NPT male fitting there, why not just get a female valve and screw it on? No sense in cutting PEX tubing. By saving the male pipe threads you can always screw the cap back on in the event it's necessary.
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It was just a thought. The female portion of the valve is so poorly made I almost would like to just cut it off and start from scratch with a brass compression fitting as stated above. But since I am a little lazy, I agree and i am just going to go with male threads on a ball valve. Thanks for the help!
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