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does it matter which way my ball valves are facing?

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does it matter which way my ball valves are facing?

Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:24 am

Does it matter which way my ball valves go on the meter pipe? i have both of them in the same direction but the arrow on them if it is for flow i dont know if it is, points the other way then how i put them on.
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Unread postAuthor: frogy » Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:48 am

I don't know how you could change it, it'll still work fine, you just have to moce the valves in different directions...


I hope you didn't overtighten you fittings too much, BurntLatke say's that causes leaks or something....
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Unread postAuthor: Bluetooth » Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:51 am

They open either way so no but they only turn 45 dergrees one way so put them the way that its eaisiest to turn from your position.
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Unread postAuthor: )DEMON( » Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:53 am

OF COURSE IT WON'T DO ANYTHING! that has to be one of the dumbest questions I have heard.
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:30 pm

Demon, YOU are stupid.

The seals on most ballvalves are asymetrical, and are designed to take pressure from one side only.
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:23 pm

yes it does matter, and make sure you use a left handed pipe wrench to tighten it :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:33 pm

.... huh i dont understand what your saying spud.
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:19 pm

its a joke, theres no such thing as a left handed pipe wrench since the pipe wrench can be used either way, same with the ball valve
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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:23 pm

listen ok bigshot, im a carpenter / fireman ... not a plumber! then again i guess the fireman part falls into plumbing SLIGHTLY, but we use hydrant and spanner wrenches... not pipe wrenches.... asshole...

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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:43 pm

haha, just jokin man, i do that to freshmen in my shop class all the time, ask them for a left handed screw driver and they come back five minutes later saying there isnt one in there :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:01 pm

bet i could make a left handed screwdriver with a plastic screwdriver and a blow torch.
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Unread postAuthor: huse_spud » Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:19 pm

when i attach ball valves, i make it so that the handles point in the direction of the flow went its open. makes sense, but do it however you please.
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