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3 WAY 1/2" NPT BALL VALVE - L Flow 3way 3-way
3 WAY 1/2" NPT BALL VALVE - L Flow 3way 3-way


 
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Not to be confused with 3-PIECE valves, this is a 304 Stainless Ball Valve with three input/output ports. While the price tag is a little shocking, it effectively replaces two or more two-port valves, a tee, and several close nipples. Most of all, it simplifies flow changeover and reduces hose connect/ disconnect actions. We guarantee this is the highest quality 3-way valve available for less than $50.

The tricky part in integrating a 3-way valve into your brewery plans is to decide between the L-ball and T-ball versions. If you think of now a normal 2-port ball valve works, a ball is positioned inside the valve that has a bore through hole. When the hole is inline with both I/O ports, the valve flows. When it's perpendicular, the flow stops.

This L-ball 3-way valve has a ball with 2 holes bored at 90 degree angles to form an "L", hence the name. That means the flow on the side port of the valve can be directed to EITHER of the remaining two ports. The ball can also be rotated further to stop all flow. The most common use for this style is to select the inflow to a pump from two different sources or direct the outflow of of a pump to either of two destinations. This task is usually accomplished by using quick disconnects and physically moving source/destination ports.

NOTE: the picture showing flow diagrams contain both the T and L style valves. This item is the L style depicted on the bottom of the diagram. The only orientation that is NOT shown on the diagram is where the L dead ends and stops flow.

We recommend that you DO NOT take this valve apart to clean it. The three seats are lapped in position and removal and repositioning of the seats into different positions WILL LIKELY cause the valve to leak.


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5 of 5 Perfect for our Chill Water House/Ice water swap November 5, 2021
Reviewer: Roger Weber from Brandon, FL United States  
The "L" (this way or that way) valve was perfect for our Florida Hot House water to local ice water quick swap over.  We still manual swap discharge hoses, but using a small local pump and direct cooling ice water for our Counter Flow Chiller was perfect and can not be beat for the overall cooling wort task.  Quality of valve is out standing.
Father, Son & Holy Spirits Home Brewery

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5 of 5 Fits the bill July 3, 2021
Reviewer: Matthew Ronconi from Brattleboro, VT United States  
Great price.  Very quick and reasonable shipping.

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5 of 5 Perfect For My Rims January 19, 2021
Reviewer: Chris Oliva from Los Angeles, CA  
I use this ball valve on the output of my pump to control flow through my RIMS. But also for when I drain off to the boil kettle. It doesn't get any easier. No mess when I disconnect my RIMS.

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1 of 5 Disappointed. January 27, 2020
Reviewer: Austin Williams from Wichita, KS United States  
I have had several of these for less than a year. At first they worked with no issues but now they don't seem to seal completely and sucks air or leak liquid.  I'm switching to a T and 2 - 2 way values.

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5 of 5 Game changer. January 6, 2020
Reviewer: C Young from Benicia, CA United States  
I use a single pump to power my whirlpool (spincycle) then pump the wort to my 15 gallon fermenter. I was hand swapping the line to the spincycle with the line to the fermenter. What a mess!  I installed the 3-way valve for last weekends batch and simply turned the valve to redirect the flow from the whirlpool to the fermenter. It makes my brew day much easier. The valve is of great quality and easy to turn and clean. Great customer service also.

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