Quarter-Turn Ball Valves Best
Dependable, Reliable, Long Lasting
Quarter-turn faucets are quickly becoming the default control valve used throughout the home, and for good reason. Performance, ease of use, and longevity make quarter-turn valves much more reliable than old style gate and gasket valves that are especially susceptible to failure when used infrequently.
From bathroom fixtures to shut-off valves to outdoor hose bibs to lawn irrigation, the quarter-turn design lends itself to reliable, maintenance free operation, particularly in situations that don’t see that much use over time, like a toilet shut-off that’s always been subject to corrosion and handle breakage.
Simple And Efficient
No gaskets means nothing to rot or wear down. No bushings means nothing to corrode, jam, or otherwise fail just when you need your valve to work. And instead of cranking endlessly to shut off the water supply – particularly awkward in undersink situations – just a quick flip of the lever guarantees no surprises when you break the connection downstream.
Replacing your old style valves with a new, convenient quarter-turn at the time of service could save you headaches down the road. In the case of the water heater shown above, a new valve had to be installed when the old gate valve failed after it was closed in one direction and couldn’t be reopened after the tank had been drained and flushed. The remaining gate valve controls the cold water supply to the refrigerator icemaker, and should be replaced as well.