1/2 inch mini ball valve

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    yes I have one, don't use it, it's a 3/8" bore to start but after a while they leak because the valve wont stay closed enough
     
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    Yes I like em but as thunder recommends the 2 piece as you can take apart and clean out gunk build up..
     
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    I will just give from 3 to 2 piece full port ball valves.

    Trying to reduce the kit attached to my kettle Some if possible
     
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    I'll add that if taking the valve apart is important to you, get the 3 piece. While possible, a 2 piece is not an ideal valve to service.
     
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    the 2 piece can be taken apart easily or just cleaned in place easily, that's all I have and I've got at least 20
     
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    It's possible, but not ideal and not really what it was designed for.
     
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    So here is what I am working with.

    In the picture, the tan pump is attached to the whirlpool.

    Having a valve on the pump output is a must.

    And unless I add 2 pumps, I need valvsv kettle side as well.

    The other valve is the diptube/drain
     
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