Valve

Andysmith379
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Valve

Postby Andysmith379 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:33 pm

Good morning everyone. I am getting closer to completing my project. I have always used the Graham White valve but I see that Horn blasters sells thier own version of that valve. Does anyone have any experience with thier valve? I was curious how it compares.

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Re: Valve

Postby Mafarnz » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:47 pm

Cheaper knock off version of the GW valve. I had one as my first valve. Works just fine, but the handle is pot metal so sometimes the handles break.
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Re: Valve

Postby Andysmith379 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:46 pm

Mafarnz wrote:Cheaper knock off version of the GW valve. I had one as my first valve. Works just fine, but the handle is pot metal so sometimes the handles break.


I was curious about the handle. Could you tell if the handle, dimensialy wise, was the same as the GW. That is to say would a GW handle work on that valve?

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Re: Valve

Postby jjgravy » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:34 pm

It’s pretty darn close size wise. Only difference is the type of metal and it has a hole drilled in the end to hook up a pull chain if desired. Mine works great, not to mention a ton cheaper for essentially the same thing. Both serve the exact same purpose but I am not sure about the CFM differences. Someone with more experience in valves could answer that question. I personally prefer ball valves. Offers the most precise control. Especially useful when testing bells. Just my 2 cents.
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Re: Valve

Postby elliotpederson » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:41 pm

Also the air inlet and outlet are opposite of the graham white.
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Re: Valve

Postby Andysmith379 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:24 pm

I went with the Graham White but couldn't leave it alone.
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Re: Valve

Postby Mafarnz » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:14 pm

That looks awesome nice work!


elliotpederson wrote:Also the air inlet and outlet are opposite of the graham white.


Just like with a GW you can undo the four bolts on the front that hold the stem in and rotate the handle to whatever position you want. Could even put it sideways!
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Re: Valve

Postby Andysmith379 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:30 pm

Mafarnz wrote:That looks awesome nice work!


elliotpederson wrote:Also the air inlet and outlet are opposite of the graham white.


Just like with a GW you can undo the four bolts on the front that hold the stem in and rotate the handle to whatever position you want. Could even put it sideways!


This is a GW.

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Re: Valve

Postby Andysmith379 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:31 pm

I figured I have spent this much on the project now. Why cheap out on the valve lol

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Re: Valve

Postby elliotpederson » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:59 pm

Andysmith379 wrote:I figured I have spent this much on the project now. Why cheap out on the valve lol


That’s awesome
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