On Tue, 29 Aug 2006, Randall wrote:
> Ball valves have their own problems. Probably the most significant for
> home use is that it's very difficult to control the flow. They do make
> good shutoff valves though, especially for locations that aren't used
> very much.
This is exactly the function I need the valve to perform though... I want
them to be either completely on or completely off (and not to leak! :-).
Sounds like the general thought here is to use ball valves.
I'll also look into rebuilding the existing globe valves. That would
indeed be easier than unsoldering & replacing the existing valves, but I
probably wouldn't get that satisfaction of throwing the damn things into
the garbage where they belong.... :-)