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  • 96" Gate Valve-American Made

    My local paper picked up this story. Made for the City of Chicago, 3 valves cost 1.5 million, made with 100% American material/labor. This was mentioned because the money to buy them comes from Obama's Stimuli Fund.

    You gotta check out the valve company website: http://www.linedvci.com/
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    (The Low Spark of Steel-Toed Boys)

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    Re: 96" Gate Valve-American Made

    I'd rather have a 96" ball valve.

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      Re: 96" Gate Valve-American Made

      Originally posted by rofl View Post
      I'd rather have a 96" ball valve.
      threaded of course

      There use to be a valve maker here in Tennessee that made those kinds of valves, they were in McMinnville, Allied Signal i think they were.

      That is a dandy valve, would love to set that.

      G3

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        Re: 96" Gate Valve-American Made

        Originally posted by rofl View Post
        I'd rather have a 96" ball valve.
        Butterfly valves in that size are nice to play with too.

        I've seen 2" ball valves that cost $26K each
        They are made from a special SS, 3 piece, 150# full port, with SW ends.
        "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
        John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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          Re: 96" Gate Valve-American Made

          Biggest thing I ever did was 48" as a bypass system in a $hit plant. Damn 96" if BIG

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            Re: 96" Gate Valve-American Made

            Reminds me of when one of the tunnels under Chicago had a breach some years ago. They had a rubber fabricator here in CA make up some humungus inflatable test balls which they used to plug the gap. Everything's big in Chicago, not just the buildings.

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            • #7
              Re: 96" Gate Valve-American Made

              "Everything's big in Chicago, not just the buildings."
              How well I remember, my ex-wife was from there!

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