Whole house ball valve color and specs

Old 11-19-23, 10:34 AM
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Whole house ball valve color and specs

My whole house water valve need to be changed. Is there a specification for that, on color of the handle or else. It's 3/4 in.
Do you install it in front or on the side.
Old 11-19-23, 11:09 AM
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There is no color code or requirement for a water shutoff. My personal choice is blue if it's available.

"...install it in front or on the side."
What do you mean?
The pipe inlet & outlet can be in any orientation, horizontal or vertical. Generally you install a valve so the handle is accessible and easy to operate.
Old 11-20-23, 11:26 AM
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color of the handle
Different brands have different colors. While some people likely have preferences for certain brands, in the end it doesn't much matter, they all work quite well.
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