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    Intercooler Towing Valve

    So I have seen this done a few times with PVC Valves and while at home depot today I found one of these, think it works great. Its a 1/2 inch Copper ball valve. I am missing a hose clamp on the right hand side but it will be put on before it ever is fired up.







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    There might be alot of pressure there. Thats a sweat on valve. I would get a threaded valve and use hose barbed fittings. Just to be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed_Freak_039A View Post
    There might be alot of pressure there. Thats a sweat on valve. I would get a threaded valve and use hose barbed fittings. Just to be safe.
    +1 on the threaded valve. This is a very good idea

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    ... No hose barbs... get a new valve that has them!!! That scares me just gooking at it... and it ain't even on my ski

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    thanks guys ill look into it.

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    I've been thinking about doing the same thing. So, what is a "hose Barb?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z-Man View Post
    I've been thinking about doing the same thing. So, what is a "hose Barb?"
    Umm, "ribbed, for your comfort and security" ... basically just like threads almost, just a much better surface to clamp hose to and make sure it stays clamped on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z-Man View Post
    I've been thinking about doing the same thing. So, what is a "hose Barb?"
    It adapts a threaded fitting to a hose fitting. aka barb adapter.
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    http://www.fastfittings.com/page/1073154

    Like this. They thread into the valve, put some teflon on the threads. Then then barbs hold the hose on super tight but still put clamps.

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    Beat me to it, darn.

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