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Left-handed ball valves ???

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MikeAmann
MikeAmann Member Posts: 998
For a small project that I am doing, I ordered the ball valves on the left. When I went to lay them out as to where they will go and their orientation, I noticed something "funny".
Does anyone else see what I am looking at?

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  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,737
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    You can take the handle off and reverse the arc it swings. I guess where the waste is is sort of arbitrary.
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,737
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    I just came here to leave a comment about a left handed and metric crescent wrench.
    MikeAmann
  • MikeAmann
    MikeAmann Member Posts: 998
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    Yes, I reversed the handle for quite a few places.
    I have a couple of tight spots where I must use the conventional bleeder location.
    But likewise, this configuration works better in a few other places.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,428
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    mattmia2 said:

    I just came here to leave a comment about a left handed and metric crescent wrench.

    Watch out. I'll have you go to ship's stores for a couple of fathoms of shore line...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,254
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    MikeAmann said:
    Yes, I reversed the handle for quite a few places. I have a couple of tight spots where I must use the conventional bleeder location. But likewise, this configuration works better in a few other places.
    T handles are available for many valves, if that helps
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    mattmia2Intplm.
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,613
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    Or a hacksaw on the handle
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 8,060
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    Don't you need a left handed torch to solder those valves in place?

    Edward Young Retired

    After you make that expensive repair and you still have the same problem, What will you check next?

    Intplm.
  • dko
    dko Member Posts: 611
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    "need one with 1" on the left and one with 1" on the right"
    EdTheHeaterManCLamb
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,997
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    I like the comments on this thread.

    There is a company that makes a ball valve that can be switched around from left to right.
    I've used them on large commercial jobs. They can be installed in very tight spaces. The handle is easily switched without worrying about losing the stop.
    Check out Cimberio. One of the best valves I've seen.
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,774
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    I've had ball valves that the nut was barely hanging on brand new. I think they stripped out when I tried to move the handle.

    All of my recent valves had much better threads and thicker nuts. For quite a while now I've only used Apollo and Webstone.
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 8,060
    edited May 2023
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    Intplm. said:

    I like the comments on this thread.

    There is a company that makes a ball valve that can be switched around from left to right.
    I've used them on large commercial jobs. They can be installed in very tight spaces. The handle is easily switched without worrying about losing the stop.
    Check out Cimberio. One of the best valves I've seen.

    Oh stop it... you are taking this much too seriously. This post is from the comic relief department. Get with the program. Here is a place to use your metric Crescent wrench set https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6GsXhBb10k.

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    Edward Young Retired

    After you make that expensive repair and you still have the same problem, What will you check next?

    GGrossIntplm.
  • mars_6
    mars_6 Member Posts: 107
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    Can I get some of that at Ace?

    There was an error rendering this rich post.

    EdTheHeaterMan
  • GGross
    GGross Member Posts: 1,067
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    @mars_6
    Don't forget to pick up some elbow grease while you are there
    EdTheHeaterManIntplm.