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Remodel Kitchens – Willow Glen – Faucets – Ball Valves
A prior post gave you information about the different types of faucet valves.
This post gives you information about the pros and cons of ball valve faucets.
The picture on the right shows a ball valve faucet, partially disasembled.
The pictures below show more of how a ball valve works.
As you can see from the pictures, there are paths for water through the ball as well as paths for water through the faucet housing.
The degree to which those paths line up determine the amount of water that flows through, as well as the mixture of hot and cold.
Ball valves have the advantage of single hand operation, but of all the valve types, they leak the most.
I hope you find this information useful.