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Replacement Nibco 1-1/4 Inch Union Ball Valve

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skeezix

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The handle on my Nibco "Tru Bloc" ball valve broke away inside the valve housing. The valve is the main shutoff to my irrigation system. Here is a description of what I have:

Part Nr: 962010 (stamped on valve housing but not listed on the Nibco website)
Size: 1-1/4 inch
Pressure: 150 PSI @ 73F degrees
Input: Threaded female
Output: Union fitting terminating in female threads
Material: PVC
Valve type: 1/4-turn ball
Year purchased: 2001

20201014 Ball Valve with union 02 edited.jpg

Hopefully someone can help me find a replacement?
 
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I've found several on the internet but have not found a site that gives dimensional specs. BTW, the overall height of the valve is important.

I tried the apollo site but the site has problems, so that's out.
 
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Post pictures of the info stamped on the valve, maybe you are interpreting it wrong.
 

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I think that is called a single union pvc ball valve, if that helps you search for it.
 

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I think I found what I'm looking for at FlexPVC. The choice is between the single union pcv ball valve (T4-012 1.25") for $23.67 and the Tru-Union double union valve (1414GST 1.25") for $12.33. Not sure which to choose and am waiting for the length spec of the single union valve from FlexPVC. Prolly go with that one if the length is okay.
 

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This serves as a reminder: Operate all your ball valves at least twice a year to make sure they still turn, Too many shafts and/or handels are broken when a ball valve has been in the same position for a long time.
 

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Show a pic of where the valve is going.

Maybe you are not thinking of some options that are easier than finding a new valve of the same length as the old one.
 

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The part that I'm replacing is the one with the blue handle.

20151028 Lower front pipe repair 02 960 pix.jpg

I ordered a replacement valve from FlexPVC that I think will fit.
 

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A replacement came in the day after the irrigation water was turned off for the season.

Anyways, I installed the single union ball valve, pressurized the system using city water, and found no leaks.
 
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