From: Wayne <email@example.com>
> I'd go with ball valves. That's what I used on a water heater
> installation a few weeks ago.
> They open to practically a straight pipe for smooth flow channel and
> least pressure drop. They're more simple than the gate -- no threads,
> no stem packing, no channels or sealing edges for minerals or other crud
> to latch onto. And I think there's little or no fluid pressure on the
> stem, so they shouldn't have the leaks you complained of.
Hey, if they are good enough for the natural-gas inspector, they should be
adequate for water.
Phil Ethier West Side Saint Paul Minnesota USA
1962 Triumph TR4 CT2846L, 1992 Saturn SL2, 1993 Suburban,
1994 Miata C package
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