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Valve For Hand-Pump

Material List:

2 - 3/4" X 1 1/2" PVC Adapters
1 - 1 1/2" X 2" PVC Nipple
1 - 3/4" X 2" PVC Nipple
1 - 2" X 1/4" Aluminum Rod
1 - 1" Solid Rubber Ball

To construct, glue one end of the 1 1/2" X 2" Nipple into one of the Adapters. Insert Ball, then glue other Adapter on other end of the Nipple. Place a small piece of wood into the open end of the Valve and press Rubber Ball down to one end of the Valve, so the ball isn't damaged while drilling. Drill a 1/4" Hole all the way through the Valve, just below where the taper on the Adapter ends, on the opposite end from where the Rubber Ball is. Remove the wood and place the Pin through the hole. Secure pin as you would a Rivet on both sides. Glue the 3/4" X 2" Nipple into the same end where the ball is located. Glue the Valve assembly onto the 3/4" PVC pipe that extends toward the surface.

Should take all of about 5 minutes to construct and shouldn't cost more than a couple bucks.

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