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    How close can I have a ball valve with the plastic or rubber handel covering to a base stack?
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    I have one that's about 2 feet away. I hung a piece of 1/8" alum plate about 2 inches in front of it - it catches all the heat, cool air flows behind no problem at all.
    John Allin

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    I have a valve about 12-14" away from my base stack, plastic handle cover with no shield, it has no issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maple flats View Post
    I have a valve about 12-14" away from my base stack, plastic handle cover with no shield, it has no issues.
    Mine is a pvc valve, hence the heat guard, think I may have misunderstood Toquin. I don't think a stainless valve wood be much concern at all.
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    H20 Innovations Air Injection 2019
    CDL AirTech Pump Hi Vacuum 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Canadian - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World...

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