Looking for a 3 way valve. 3 inches. 1 in-2 outs.

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  1. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Is there such a thing?
    Google isn't helping.

    Got one pipe to load. I'm looking to keep the overhead load hooked up. Slower. But I want to be able to vacuum load also. Faster.

    Some of our trailers are gravity. So those guys need to overhead load. Mine is vacuum.

    A way to close off one or the other. Depending on who's loading. Both outlets aren't open.

    Hopefully a way to suck air to clean out the hose before disconnecting. So you switch the valve from vacuum to close it off and back over to the pump for overhead. Open another valve to suck in air.

    All I'm finding is the standard in and out valve. Open or close.
     
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  3. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Yes sir. Thank you.

    Looks like diverting is what I need.
     
  4. FLHT

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    Mountain States Supply in SLC
    May want to look into PVC valve.
    Brass aint cheap
     
    snowwy Thanks this.
  5. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    PVC may not be able to handle the pressure and vacuum OP will be putting through that valve.
     
  6. FLHT

    FLHT Medium Load Member

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    What kind of pressure we talking about ? I got no idea
    Class 300 PVC will handle 700psi
     
  7. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    1. No idea on pressure. They got 2 pumps. My trailer is 7000 gallons. 1 pump fills it in 35 minutes. The other spare pump is way slower. It don't spin as fast.

    As far as me sucking. It's the same time as the faster pump.

    GPH is about 12,000.
     
  8. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    What kind of trailer is this, and what kind of product are you putting in it?
     
  9. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Beer, whey, liquid sludge, etc.
     
  10. FLHT

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    So whatever you do it must be food grade ?
     
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