but you know the rest.
As my reader(s) may know I have an arrangement with a National "Waterlife Outfitter", previously known as a marine retailer (the arrangement is that I pretend to work and they pretend to pay me). I do enjoy working there and quite a few of my customers fall into the "interesting" category, yesterday I had a good example.
They brought in this item (on the left of the following photo);
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This is the inside of the original valve;
After a few phone calls with the owner they decided to just replace the original install. Interestingly the deciding factor was the time it would take to do the install and not the cost difference of the fittings, which was not much. As we say in South Florida "Vaya con Dios"