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4" Ball Valve vs. Cleanout ?

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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:43 pm

Tatersalad2000 wrote:It's been a while but for "safety" I remember making it a habit to not screw on the cleanout too tight.

I think that's so it doesn't become stuck.

Cleanouts are definitely dangerous, apparently one killed a man in Germany when it stopped his heart. That's why I think it's best to go pressure rated on anything more than a hairspray cannon.

If you're going to use it a fair amount, you may as well build it properly I reckon. :)
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:57 pm

MrCrowley wrote:....Cleanouts are definitely dangerous, apparently one killed a man in Germany when it stopped his heart.


Yeah, i was watching a movie where the american electric d*ldoes wer 110 volts, but when europeans plugged in the "jackhammer"model for example to thier 240 volts it just really pounded them to death in a really bad way.
IDK seems funny because it shuld be a females issue but it was moar then thet in "airplane" movie. :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:48 am

"cellulose core"

... look out for termite damage :lol: I believe he means "cell core".

You might have better luck finding pressure rated PVC if you dropped the chamber diameter to 3" instead of 4". 4" pressure rated pvc is really uncommon in most hardware stores, you are more likely to find 3" pressure rated.

A ball valve will work great. It's a bit pricey though.
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Unread postAuthor: Tatersalad2000 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:09 pm

That was just to see if anyone was actually reading my post.

Well done sir.
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