1/2" or 1 1/2" Chemlock true union ball valves for sale.

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell, Trade' started by gimmito, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Hey guys,

    I'm bought a lot of misc. chemlock true union ball valves.
    The lot has (30) 1/2" true union ball valves and (27) 1 1/2" true union ball valves.
    I only need about 12-16 of the 1 1/2" for my 450 project.

    The 1/2" chemlock ball valves retail for around $38 & the 1 1/2" around $75.


    The ones I have are a older model and the only difference I can tell is the handles.

    So, I will sell them half off retail.

  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Holy cow that's an expensive ball valve, probably could get away cheaper just by getting two unions and a ball valve and quasi make one. But then again you have that pretty Schedule 80 pipe that costs ya for the prettiness :D
  3. gimmito

    gimmito Guest


    Prettiness has its price. :p

    I almost choked when I saw the retail price at Grainger's, so it was a no brainer to pick up the lot price and sell off the rest.

  4. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Your taking the retail price from Grainger? That's cheating. I can get them much cheaper ;)
  5. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    That was the only price I had to compare with...what's a fair price ?

    I don't get wholesale prices like some folks. ;)
  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Depends, what's the per unit price of the lot you're buying?

    I can't speak for anyone else, but I personally frown whenever someone (who's not a store or a business) talks about buying a large quantity of something, then sells them off for higher than the bulk discounted price just to make a few bucks or something. Now I'm not saying this is what you're doing, but if you're wondering what to charge, try to figure out how much you should charge I would start from there, it seems Granger is selling 1/2" ones for about half that of 1-1/2" ones, so calculating 2:1 ratio to figure a per unit price shouldn't be that difficult.

    That being said you're more than welcomed to charge whatever you want :) Just note there may not be a high market for those unless someone else is also doing a tank build with the pretty stuff ;)
  7. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    www.mcmaster.com page 422 ??
  8. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Hell that's probably cheaper than the ugly stuff :D well I've honestly never seen a double union w/ ball valve in white sch40 so I can't compare really, but if you add up the parts it probably would be pretty damn close.
  9. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Okay guys I don't want to come across as the ball valve pimp. :davie:
    I just want to break even and I'll pass on some savings to fellow BAR members.
    The site Tony recommended sells the 1/2" for 20 bucks and the 1 1/2" for 45 bucks. I'll do 10 bucks for the 1/2" and 20 bucks for the 1 1/2".

    Sounds like a good price for the "pretty stuff ?" :p
  10. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Guest

    Jim, thanks for the HUGE hook up on the valves, hope to repay the favor one day.. :)
  11. gimmito

    gimmito Guest


    No problem...let me know if you need more.


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