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We repair and service any models or kinds of plumbing valves systems in Austin. If your plumbing valve doesn't open or close properly, the plumbing valve is leaking or you have any other problems, simply call our toll-free number and we will take care of rest, returning your plumbing valve to working order. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to schedule an appointment for your Austin plumbing valve repair. We will do our best to work with your busy schedule when we set up your Austin plumbing valve repair appointment. For a convenient Austin plumbing valve repair appointment, call us at our toll-free line:
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The information below will help you learn more about your plumbing valve systems. This information will also help you use your plumbing valve utilities effectively and efficiently so that you save on utility bills while also extending the life of your plumbing valve systems.
WARNING: Do not take chances with your safety. The following information is strictly for educational purpose. We certainly never recommend that you do get involved with plumbing valve repairs on your own. All plumbing valve-related repairs require professional training and experience with water, gas or electric systems. Undertaking such repairs can be very dangerous if you don't have the appropriate training. For professional plumbing valve repair help call us 24/7 at:
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Valve control the flow of water or gas in pipes. Your home has a valve on the incoming water line so you can stop the flow of water into your home. Some valves have a round knob on top which must be turned to open or close the valve and other valves have a single lever that is pushed or pulled to open or close the valve. Valves are used for all types of plumbing pipe and are available with threaded ends (for used with galvanized steel pipe) or smooth ends (for use with soldered copper joints). You can also find valve with plastic bodies, for use with adhesive in a plastic pipe application.
Gate valve: Gate valves allow the full flow of water through the valve. This valve is the best kind to use in the main shutoff valve and in pipes supplying cold water to the water heater and other devices where water flow is important. Gate valves don't have rubber compression gaskets; instead, they rely on the close fit of the parts to stop the water. Turning the handle counterclockwise raises the wedge-shaped gate, allowing the water to flow.
Ball valve: Ball valves can provide full flow of water. They are opened and closed by a lever. Inside the valve is a ball with a hole through it. When the hole in the ball is aligned parallel with the pipe, water flows through the valve. When the ball is turned with the hole across the pipe, the water is blocked. The lever is aligned with the hole in the ball. To close a ball valve, push the lever perpendicular to the pipe; to open it, push the lever parallel with the pipe.
Globe valve: Globe valves, which are less expensive than gate valves, are a good choice for general water control where full flow is not necessary. Globe valves have a rubber compression washer that is pushed against a seat to squeeze the water flow.
Stop valve: Stop valves are a variation of globe valves. They are designed to control water running to sinks and toilets. Stop valves come in two main varieties: angle and straight stops. Angle stops are designed to control the water flow and change the direction of the flow 90 degrees. Angle stops are mounted on the end of pipes under sinks and toilets when the supply pipes come out of the wall. Straight stops are designed to be mounted on pipes that come out of the floor.
Be sure you choose a valve with the right kind of outlet. The valve is designed to attach to the pipe coming out of the wall or floor and to the riser tube going to the fixture. If, for example, you want a stop valve to attach to an X-inch galvanized pipe and to an inch riser tube, purchase a valve with an X-inch female threaded end and an X-inch outlet to accept the tubing.
Hose bib: A hose bib looks a lot like a miniature faucet. It has a male-threaded end that is screwed into a coupling threaded to the end of a pipe. Hose bibs are commonly used to control water running to washing machines.
Sillcock valves: Sillcock valves are used outside the house, on the faucets that you most likely use with a garden hose (called a bib faucet). For houses located in cold winter climates, a freeze-proof version is available.
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