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Old 04-16-2011, 09:08 PM   #1
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ball valve flow direction


I'm trying to find out the correct flow direction through a ball valve-type shut off valve. It's the quarter turn type for 1/2 inch copper, straight through, no drain cap. Not compression or shark-type, just plain old solder. Its a Dahl Bros product I bought at HD. The part where you slip the copper tubing into is slightly longer on one side than the other. Does it matter what direction the water flows through it?
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Unless there's a directional arrow on the body of the valve to indicate direction of flow, then no it does not matter which way the water flows.

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I thought it was a simple question but I looked everywhere before I turned to DIY. Thanks again. Dave
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