Shut off valves! What works

Hey all I have the 4 pot xl system. It’s the newer 1 with the 3/8 lines and av5
I’m looking for some more/better valves, something like the ones pictured. The problem with these is that after pushing the hose in I can pull it back out way too easily. Anyone have a link to something that works well and is leak free? Thanks!

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Your using the locking inserts and swapped the soft rubber for thicker pex line to use these correct?

Soft rubber = barb fitting

Hard material = quick disconnect fitting

DGZZI Barbed Ball Valve 4PCS 3/8-Inch ID in-Line Ball Valve Shut-Off Switch with Hose Barb for Drip Irrigation and Aquariums https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08C7J5DVD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_HTFGN6FJ30QQBGEZHBJD

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Nope, I think I was doin it all wrong Bob. Lesson learned, thank you! My thought process was trying not to reduce the flow like with a barb connection compared to a straight thru

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PharmerBob for the mf’in win! I’ve been looking for something like this to make my setup more user friendly and for whatever reason I wasn’t finding anything.

Maybe we should start a thread about customizing our autopot setups?

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Thanks for the link. Just added to my expanding Amazon shopping list.

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Yep, just ordered some!

I’m in, all I do is buy things to make them work my way anyhow :wink:

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Please do! I am getting ready to place my order for a 6 plant set up. It would be nice to have an organized complete list of stuff to get for a newbie. A buy once cry one situation lol. I want to make sure I get everything I need in one order.

Doh!!! Don’t buy these, they’re 3/8” id / 1/2”od
Way too big

Sorry I just looked for 3/8” shutoffs I apologize

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No sweat Bob, I checked them out myself and it wasn’t easy to catch. I just didn’t want anyone else to make the same mistake. I ended up ordering right from autopot

I bought them anyway to see if they work :rofl:

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I hope that we can find something that works. I bought some tubing from Autopot and the shipping was effing obscene. 3 - 5 ft. lengths, one elbow, and one of each silicone stopper and shipping was almost as much as the stuff I ordered. To add insult to injury, they are out of Pittsburg which is only a couple hours away!

Ordering from them in the future will be a last resort.

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I just placed an order as well, I think shipping was only $5… web hydroponics might be worth a look

They work just take a bit of heat and lube to make them slide… they’re definitely same diameter of interior of 3/8” autopot tube tho, which makes it tough to start

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Aight never mind that’s a pain in the Ass! Don’t get those unless you wanna cus me out

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Lol, I have others on the way!

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What did you end up finding for shut off valves? I still need to get some.

Ordered from autopotusa

Ok thanks :slight_smile: