By: First Supply
Plumbing valves help control the flow of water which makes them an important part of most plumbing projects. But not all valves are the same. Instead, there are different valves for specific applications. Valves range from the main valve located near a water meter where water enters a household plumbing system, to individual fixture shutoff valves located on the supply lines feeding faucets, toilets and appliances. Valves vary in size, but they generally operate in one of two ways: either a solid internal part rotates to open and shut the flow of water, or a stem with a washer or gasket “squeezes” down to form a seal. We’ve included information about seven essential plumbing valves below.
This list includes many popular types of valves used in plumbing, but it is far from exhaustive. The right valve for you will depend on your application. Trust First Supply for a full selection of valves, pipes and fittings.