The golden rule of plumbing is that every job takes three trips to the store. While this can be frustrating locally it can be much worse when shopping online. Being short a fitting or two can delay a plumbing project for days. Here are some quick tips to avoid this.
- Plan your plumbing on paper
- Don't skimp on unions. Unions allow for easy breakdown and maintenance as well as remove the need for precise elbow placement. Use them as often as possible.
- When in doubt order extra. We happily accept returns for a full refund (less shipping) on all unused fittings within one month of purchase. A few extra bucks in return shipping is less frustrating than a project delay.
Great By Chad on 2/26/2017Chad would recommend this product to a friendStrong and feels solid. I love how many different options and styles there are. Well worth the cost
WORKS GREAT! By Ray on 12/22/2015Ray would recommend this product to a friendPerfect! Use as many as you can!
Excellent By Jessica on 12/2/2015Jessica would recommend this product to a friendPerfect for what they are designed for. High quality and much nicer looking than the ugly white ones. I'm very happy I decided to go with these instead.
Worth every penny By Mike on 4/15/2015Mike would recommend this product to a friendExtremely useful , quality construction , a must have for any project
Excellent Quality Unions By Jarrod on 2/26/2015Jarrod would recommend this product to a friendThese unions are a lot nicer than my local hardware stores, and redoing my system I put them everywhere I could fit one and I'm happy I did, makes it so much easier to take apart and add or clean things. What a great product sch 80 is the only way to go..
Well Constructed Union By Brandon on 1/30/2014Brandon would recommend this product to a friendThese are very well constructed unions. I use them on my sch 80 piping with no problems at all. As a recommendation when installing, install with the gasket facing up (so gravity holds it down) as its been noted that this method provides a slightly better chance of having the bulkhead not leak.
Don't plumb without these!! By MJ's Custom Aquarium Water on 9/21/2012MJ's Custom Aquarium Water would recommend this product to a friendIf you aren't putting in a true union ball valves, put these in. Don't plumb your system without making places to take it apart for maintenence of the pump or fixing problems that arise. So glad I did
Excellent By KEN on 6/22/2012KEN would recommend this product to a friendGreat valve! So much better than the local hardware store. It's just as they say in the video you'll wish you had put in more. At first I was concerned that they might leak. No worries. Best of all they are made in the USA.
Excellent Fitting By VaReefer on 2/23/2012VaReefer would recommend this product to a friendDo yourself a favor and buy at least five, you will find places to add them and make plumbing that much easier. These unions like perfectly on and off every time
Life Savers By Cody on 12/13/2011Cody would recommend this product to a friendThese little guys are life savers! So happy I listened to Ryans advise in the video and put these everywhere I could. The extra $10 that I spent on these seemingly "unnecessary" fittings saved me a lot more money, time, and headache when I had to cut apart my system in orse to add a spray bar. Just simply unscrewed the union and just screwed in my newly fashions spray bar. Didnt have to redo everything from scratch!
Built with quality By Bobbyc on 11/3/2011Bobbyc would recommend this product to a friendThis is a must have, Very well built and strong, first time I have used a union, orderd after watching the video, will never do plumming againg with out using these, a must have.
Solid By John on 8/23/2011John would recommend this product to a friendFelt super solid, I bough sch 40 unions from somewhere else but they didn't feel beefy enough to give me confidence for years of leak free use. Ordered these, and the difference was easy to see, very beefy.
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These are Spears unions! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I'm afraid we don't currently have replacement components available for these fittings and only have complete union and ball valve assemblies. My initial search did not turn up any resources for replacement o rings specifically for these products, though it may be possible to buy a third party o ring which would fit. You could also try reaching out to the manufacturer directly to see if they have them available.