Ball valves in the kitchen
Many times the water needs to be cut off and it needs to be cut off fast. Ball valves may help you to prevent a flood just in time, but for this, some conditions need to be fulfilled. Any ball valves purchased have to be top quality products and of course they need to be properly installed. The mechanism of brass ball valves is very simple, and it can damage very fast if the product is not high quality. Like in the bathroom, the kitchen installations may require to be turned on and off several times. For instance, some people might prefer to shut down the water when they leave for work. The brass ball valves therefore need to be quite resistant to outstand a multiple number of usages.
Like in all plumbing installations for sinks or tubs, PEX is the best choice. For PEX fixtures pex valves will be required. All pex valves are especially made for such installations and these come at very affordable prices.
Of course, on the market there one can find a larger number of such valves to purchase.
One of the most common tips of valves is full bore ball valve. This type of valve has a larger ball inside the valve to reduce friction but also to insure a proper flow and a proper cut-off on water whenever needed.
Another type of ball valve is the V shaped ball. This particular shape of the ball inside a valve will insure a more easy management of water flow.
The trunnion brass ball valve has incorporated an extra metal device inside. These types of valves are meant exclusively for hot water or cold water under high pressure. If the rest of the valves are used for gas as well as water installs, the trunnion valve is meant only for high pressure water in very large pipes and can easily be taken for main valves.