Looking For A Special Garden Hose Valve - Sort Of A "Y"


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Old 04-18-06, 06:14 PM
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Looking For A Special Garden Hose Valve - Sort Of A "Y"

I am looking for a valve ...sort of a Y. It should have 2 inputs (I'll call A & B) that either a male or female standard garden hose end can attach to, and it needs to have 1 output, that the same can attach to.

The valve should range from source A to nothing to souce B. That is, Full on source A, then as the handle is moved, source A is closed, and as the handle is continued to be moved, there is a nothing area, then it is moved more and source B begins to open (operation such that A and B can never cross-feed to one another).

Is this reality? Where do I get a couple?
 
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There is a common hose-y fitting available at most hardware and home centers that is very similar to what you are looking for and easily modified to fit your needs.The only significant difference that can't be changed is that each side of the "y" has it's own valve and handle.Each side can range from fully open to fully closed and does not intermix unless both valves are turned on.The inlet/outlets can be converted from male to female and vice versa with available adapters as needed.All of this is easy to find and relatively inexpensive.Not sure if the exact item you're looking for is around or not but this could be an alternative that might be considerably cheaper and easier to find.
 
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Thank you Spdavid. I am aware of the device you have described. But I would rather instead of having to turn both valves, to have a single valve.

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Originally Posted by PepZ555
The valve should range from source A to nothing to source B.
You need a three-way valve.

> (operation such that A and B can never cross-feed to one another).

Then you need check valves too.


> Is this reality?
Not that I've seen.

What is the purpose of this? Perhaps there is a better way.
If not, you can build them from components.

Why not used a single-handle faucet control?
 
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Single handle faucet control has no center-off. It mixes sources A & B in the center (from what I have seen).

So where can I purchase a 3 way valve as I have described?
 
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Originally Posted by PepZ555
Single handle faucet control has no center-off. It mixes sources A & B in the center (from what I have seen).
I have one in my kitchen sink I'll send you for $100. I'll even throw in a garden hose adapter aerator.


> So where can I purchase a 3 way valve as I have described?
Anywhere good single-handle kitchen sink faucets are sold.


If you need more than a few gallons per minute, a real three-way probably is not in the big box stores anymore.
Most systems use electric controls these days.
Try a plumbing supply.

You'll still need two spring check valves.
 
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If anyone reading is involved with plumbing supply, please advise.


Thank you much.
 
 

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