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    Ok, so my water valve turned into a sprinkler, so I am replacing it today.
    The current setup is: pump/nipple/short hose/water valve/hose to engine.
    I understand to concern about not having the short hose there, but doesn't hard-plumbing the valve into the pump give you the even higher likelihood that the pipe will break off from all the vibration and bashing around?
    Kind of a noob with this one.
    I want to get it right the first time.

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    my valve is hard plumbed and never had any problems.

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    I dont think you should have any problems with wake affecting the hard line, I am running off my pump (berk) to 3/8" pipe to ball valve to bypass then hose, you should run a hard line at least to your valve in case you split a hose, because then you can shut the water off, if you split a hose before your valve than that's trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    I dont think you should have any problems with wake affecting the hard line, I am running off my pump (berk) to 3/8" pipe to ball valve to bypass then hose, you should run a hard line at least to your valve in case you split a hose, because then you can shut the water off, if you split a hose before your valve than that's trouble.
    That was the whole idea. That hose coming off the pump just bugs me, but yesterday I snapped the pipe that my oil pressure gauge was perched on. Right at the back of the motor on top, it just broke in half from the vibration.
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    At least it was merciful, and waited until I shut down at the shore to actually come off. Only got s small puddle of oil on the manifold. Whew! No idea why it was so kind to me.

    If I run a pipe from my jet pump to the valve, there is like, no room there to screw the valve on, so a pic of this type of setup would help.
    I have searched other threads, and seen some pretty tricked out setups, but those are beyond my means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jet460 View Post

    If I run a pipe from my jet pump to the valve, there is like, no room there to screw the valve on, so a pic of this type of setup would help.

    I just ran one on my boat tonight, I ran a 3/8" pipe from the pump threw a 1/2" to 3/8" reducer and put the BALL valve on the big end, that is probably your hang up, dont try to use a gate valve, the one with the knob on the end. if you use a ball valve it will fit but you might have to bend the arm just a bit. hope you understand what I mean since its Sunday night and I am drinking and posting If that's not your problem then just let us know
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    I have no problem at all with you drinking and posting on Sunday night.

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    I did figure out how to spin the valve on there. Duh. Take the wheel and valve out of the body and spin the phuker on. Duh.

    I never said I was smart, so...

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    In this pic you can see (just barely) the 1/2" pipe coming into the bottom of the bypass valve. It comes out of the pump, makes a 90* turn, and then I have a "railroad" union, then it crosses over the stringer and has a small bracket that secures it to the stringer, then into the relief valve.
    By implementing the union I was able to build the entire hard line run that you see running up alongside the stringer. I built it all on the work bench, then just dropped it in and tightened the union.
    (in the pic the union is hidden behind the header tube, just inside the stringer. I don't have a better pic on the computer.)
    I can also remove the entire run in one piece.
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    Lots of valves on there...

    The one I have looks like the one on your t stat housing.

    The idea of bracketing it to the stringer is what I was thinking of.
    Looks like you have a solid setup.

    But, why so many valves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet460 View Post
    Lots of valves on there...

    The one I have looks like the one on your t stat housing.

    The idea of bracketing it to the stringer is what I was thinking of.
    Looks like you have a solid setup.

    But, why so many valves?
    Short answer? Paranoia!!!!!!
    LOL! Not really.

    The 2 valves that you see along the stringer are on each side of the "hose Bib" connector for the garden hose.
    I can regulate the water to the engine/ headers, or the pump seperatley when on the garden hose.
    I fill the engine, then pinch it way down and flood the pump.
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    Pinhead is my hero.

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