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Old 10-15-2010, 02:28 PM   #1
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THAR SHE BLOWS -Make Your Own Blowout Plug for 7$

Pictures here are for assembling your own water system blowout plug for the street connection for H20. From left to right is 1) a common 1/4 inch quick connect for an air compressor (about $1); a 1/2" by 1/4" male pipe to FIP hex bushing (Lowes/ Watts # A-827) for $2.71; and 3) a 3/4" MH to 1/2" FIP hose adapter (Lowes/ Watts A-668 for $2.87). Assemble with teflon tape (no tape used yet in these pics), connect to street water supply and follow other threads in the Forum for blowing water lines. Total part (no tax figures here as they vary by location) ~ $7.00. Similar accessory bought on ebay or other sites is $15 plus $3.00 shipping. THAR SHE BLOWS!!
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little more expensive, but the knife valve is handy for my smaller pancake compressor
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:48 PM   #3
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little more expensive, but the knife valve is handy for my smaller pancake compressor
Great addition in any application!
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:53 PM   #4
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It's cheaper to use an inexpensive garden faucet than a quarter turn valve and works just as well. Besides, that way you don't need the hose adapter which is a somewhat unusual item.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:11 AM   #5
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It's cheaper to use an inexpensive garden faucet than a quarter turn valve and works just as well. Besides, that way you don't need the hose adapter which is a somewhat unusual item.
Clever. That must be how you do it- how about a pic?
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These are great ideas. I've added them to the Favorite Mods Under $100 thread via a link.

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I have a simliar one for my sprinkler system. With double ended male I can make it blow out the trailer as well.
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Tvanwave - This works perfectly. The Watts part number helped tremendously. Bought the set up as recommended today from Home Depot. Thank you very much!!
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Tvanwave - This works perfectly. The Watts part number helped tremendously. Bought the set up as recommended today from Home Depot. Thank you very much!!

You are very welcome - I'm glad I was of some help.
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