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December 11, 2017 12:20 am EST
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:52 pm    Post subject: Live Well Valves Reply with quote

Any advice on using pvc valves? These are between the thru hull and live well pump. Having trouble finding anything that will hold up to the saltwater.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally would not use any PVC valves that are below the waterline. Bronze is the only way to go in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Steve. I spoke with Scott Godwin of Shoreline Marine this morning at Trails End ramp and he recommended brass also. I'll look around for some. The most recent replacements just don't hold up. Mainly the handles.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used bronze, no issues in 6 years ... whistle  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

meridius wrote:
Thanks Steve. I spoke with Scott Godwin of Shoreline Marine this morning at Trails End ramp and he recommended brass also. I'll look around for some. The most recent replacements just don't hold up. Mainly the handles.


DO NOT USE BRASS! Brass is copper and zinc, and zinc is a sacrificial in saltwater. The zinc will be leeched out, and you are left with a fitting that looks good one day, and falls apart the next, when you are 20 miles from land.
Bronze is copper, tin, and some other trace metals, and is the choice for saltwater.
If this guy really recommended brass thru hull fittings, I would look elsewhere for advice in the future.
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally agree. MARINE BRONZE, as I said in the post is the only way to go, not brass. Bronze and brass are not the same.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also most marine bronze valves use stainless for the handles which solves the handle issues. They are not cheap but they last.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. I meant to say bronze. Been a long week. Any suggestions on where to find them in Wilmington?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lighthouse Trailer and Marine Supply on Green Meadows Drive.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the info. guys. I'll check with Lighthouse.
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