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Whistle Valve Conversion?

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Old 05-14-2018, 10:24:19 PM
Pete LaBelle Pete LaBelle is offline
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Default Whistle Valve Conversion?

Hey all -

Purchased a couple 10" marine whistles with flange bases. No valves. I realize larger whistle valves, especially flange type, are rarer than the whistles themselves.

I have also learned that there have been some successful conversions of flange type globe valves, and possibly check valves, into whistle valves.

Anyone had any experience in this conversion of a valve to a whistle valve?

Anyone have a 2-1/2" flange whistle valve or two looking for a good home?

Pictures of the whistles to come.


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Old 05-15-2018, 12:14:45 PM
B.R.Irvin B.R.Irvin is offline
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Default Re: Whistle valve conversion ?

I have made a few from old globe valves. The biggest was a 4" and was made of steel. The big one was actually easier because i could weld it where needed. The smaller ones were bronze a 2" and 3". I started a 3" balanced valve but never finished it. It seems the most critical part is getting a nice centered hole in the back side of the valve where the stem protrudes and the fulcrum attaches. I was fortunate to have a lathe fir this work. Larry Sprecklemier of Cincinnati has built some gorgeous big whistle valves in this manner as well
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