How to Install a Flanged Ball Valve How to Install a Flanged Ball Valve

What You'll Need
Towels and a bucket
Threaded or smooth end cup ball valve
Pipe cutter
Plumber's Teflon tape or blowtorch, solder and flux
Oven mitt
120-grit emery cloth
PVC pipe and cement
Adjustable pipe wrenches (2)

Flanged ball valve is used to connect two pipes to create a watertight hold. It is used to control the water flow to a particular area. It consists of the handle, which is located on the shaft, and it is fastened to a metal ball, which has a hole on it. When you turn on the handle, the water starts or stops flowing.

There are many types of flanged ball valves and they are made of different materials such as bronze, chrome and steel. Installing a flanged valve is easy work that can be done quickly. You simply have to follow these steps:

Step 1: Turn off the Supply of Water

Make sure you turn off the supply of water. Place a bucket and towels down so that when you cut the pipe you can catch any leaking water. Measure and mark the gap that would be needed to insert the replacement valve. Make sure that gap is big enough so that the pipes can be screwed properly into the valve end.

Step 2: Cut the Pipe According to the Measurements

Take the pipe cutter and cut the copper pipe or PVC according to the measurement that you took making sure that the ends, which are cut, stick firmly right into the sleeves end. You would also need two smooth PVC connectors, which are smooth so that it can close the gap.

Step 3: Clean the Ends

Use an emery cloth to make the ends smooth. The whole objective is get clean pipe ends for a watertight installation.

Step 4: Apply PVC Cement

Use plumber’s tape to make sure that all the measurements are correct. Brush the PVC cement on all the connections. Screw the PVC pipes that are cut into the end of each valve. Make sure that all the smooth socket connections are seated.

Step 5:- Take off Handle

Take out the plastic coated, heat sensitive actuator handle, which is located on the shaft’s top portion before coating the ends of the pipe with flux.

Step 6:- Solder the Pipe

Before lighting the blowtorch, check around for any combustibles and then light the torch and the flame needs to be adjusted to an inch and a half. Make sure to hold the open ends of the valve with an oven mitt and gently push the valve towards the flame to solder it. Make sure that the pipe is firmly seated.

Keep the flame away from you, heat underneath the valve end cap. Make sure that you solder starting from the bottom and move towards the top until the pipe and the connector is soldered. Once it cools, do the same for the other side.

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