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Unread 04/13/2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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ASM gate valve mod, please help

Hello, I have an ASM g1x protien skimmer and I would like to do the gate valve mod, I was wondering what exact pvc parts I will be needing. thank you in advance.


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Unread 04/13/2009, 06:31 PM   #2
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I found a photo of the parts I will be needing but Im not sure what size they are and how to assemble it. Any info would be greatly appreaciated. Thanks.




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Unread 04/14/2009, 04:52 AM   #3
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If someone has the answer to this could I trouble you for the info on the ASM G3. How does this mod help?


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Unread 04/14/2009, 05:16 AM   #4
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The mod helps you "dial in" your skimmer a lot more precisely... By opening and closing the gate valve, you raise and lower the foam head height...

The mod is simply 1 1/4" PVC that replaces your riser... Pull out the old riser, put in one of the shorter pieces, then elbow, then other short piece, gate valve, last short piece, T connector, then long piece out the bottom of the T... Hope that makes sense... I sold mine when I upgraded, or I'd show you a picture...

I recommend either buying the gatevalve mod, or making it yourself... It does help quite a bit IMO...


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Unread 04/14/2009, 05:19 AM   #5
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Found this old pic in my photobucket... Hope it helps...




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Unread 04/14/2009, 05:20 AM   #6
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G1 through G3 is 1.25", you can get everything but the gate valve from your local hardware store.

http://www.marinesolutionsinc.com/ca...duct_info.html


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Unread 04/14/2009, 05:28 AM   #7
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Gate Valve $16 bucks plus shipping, so you can save about 15 bucks getting everything yourself.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#pvc-gate-valves/=1fui4z


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Unread 04/14/2009, 10:31 AM   #8
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http://www.masm.org/mForums/tm.aspx?...te+valve+video


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Unread 04/14/2009, 12:56 PM   #9
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This is my Octo NW 200, but it's the same idea.








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Unread 04/14/2009, 01:04 PM   #10
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Does anyone know the exact dimensions of those pvc pieces. I would also like to do this mod on my G3.


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Unread 04/14/2009, 05:29 PM   #11
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Originally posted by pRadaaaaa
I found a photo of the parts I will be needing but Im not sure what size they are and how to assemble it. Any info would be greatly appreaciated. Thanks.

Anyone know the length of the PVC pieces for this mod.


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Unread 04/15/2009, 09:14 AM   #12
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Just buy a 2' piece and cut them to whatever length you need. You'll have more than enough. It's not very hard to do. I'll guess 2 at 3", 1 at 2" and 1 at 5".


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