Customers close valve half. Is it possible to do so, explain.

  • Dec 24, 2019

When the replacement of or repair of plumbing is almost always required ceiling opening valves. In most cases, the serviceable valve. But there are cranes that refuse to obey the hand and broken plumbing. Arriving at the request sometimes observe this situation in the "ball" valves:

Regardless of whether they are made of polypropylene or brass in them mainly cut-off "thing" is the "ball" made of plastic or metal, which is suffering from the closure of half. In the normal operating position it must be closed (the tap handle is perpendicular to the body) or open (valve handle parallel).

In abnormal operating position the tap is closed on half as this picture:

BALL VALVE
BALL VALVE

Sometimes I ask the landlords:

- "Hey, friend, why do that?"- saying with a Southern accent (I exaggerate).

In response, I hear the same reason for this action:

- "reduce the pressure in order to keep the plumber"- Profound error of so many people. Reducing the flow section for the fluid, the pressure is not reduced, it will be equal before and after the stopcock. To solve this problem there "Pressure regulators".

pressure regulator
pressure regulator

-"Closing the valves half the children (husband, wife and grandchildren, select the liking of approx. author) less grist just in the bathroom, and less spray when washing dishes "- The liquid flow is well regulated modern equipment, such action merely increases the residence time in the bath or increases while washing dishes. Well, at the very least conduct educational conversation, (twig... just kidding).

The water flow is well regulated modern plumbing
The water flow is well regulated modern plumbing

If all of a sudden, my arguments have not convinced you then keep in mind that the early failure of your tap is provided, as compared to the normally closed or normally open valve. Before your eyes of the photo tap the failed due to contamination and wear a "mirror" of the ball the fluid flow. Half-open valve deteriorates much faster.

Complete disassembly of the crane with photos, see the channel in the near future.
Complete disassembly of the crane with photos, see the channel in the near future.

Tip of the day

If, and this time I do not convinced and your taps are closed half the share secret which is known units many:

Periodically, once a month, and open the valve to close. Thereby you with a "mirror" of the ball and shoot the oxides of the valve will last longer. This advice also should be used for normally closed valves. Not allowing certain parts of the "take a strong liking".

Now, please do it "Get up off the couch or chair, head in the bathroom and close the ball valves open. " If we do not go, then forget about it and cranes will be less, they will not help you with the "gust" in the field of plumbing hoses or connections.

If the valves are very tight, do not close... About how to resuscitate them, I tell you on the channel soon. Like the plumber or share the article. save barrels.