GATE VALVE, PLUMBING
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GATE VALVE

gate valve, plumbing

Description: This is a ridged circular handle connected to a vertical pipe assembly inside of which is a metal plate that rides up and down into a seat.

Buying information: The great asset of a gate valve is that it allows almost unrestricted water flow -- more than other types of valves. It is commonly used as the main valve in the house, and therefore must be of high quality.

How-to hints: Every now and then, turn the handle on and off. Valves that are never turned deteriorate more quickly than ones that are occasionally turned.


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PLUMBING HOME HARDWARE SECTION
Description of Contents

Faucets & Parts
Fittings
Lavatory Parts
Pipe
Sink Parts
Toilet Tank Parts
Toilet Bowl/Seat Parts
Tub Parts
Valves

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ELECTRICAL
ADHESIVES, PATCHES & MORE
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