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Old 05-16-2017, 05:36 AM   #16
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If using threaded how do you control the angle the valve handle ends pointing?
Measure and cut two 3/4" copper pipe stubs and sweat them into 3/4" male threaded fittings. Let cool and install them into the ball valve with pipe dope and teflon tape. Wrap the ball valve with a wet rag and sweat the unit into the pipes for the water heater. I do the same thing for replacing the main shut off valve for the house.
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I think it was just a fluke. Or more likely, if you purchase the valve at a big box store like Home Depot, someone screwed with it and then returned it to the store.

It happened to two valves. Lucky the store has a good return policy. I will get the threaded ones next time.

I think they are cheaply made big box valves.

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It might be a cheap valve. A good one should cost $10 or so.
They weren't cheap. $12 each.
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