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3 WAY 1/2" NPT BALL VALVE - T Flow
3 WAY 1/2" NPT BALL VALVE - T Flow


 
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Not to be confused with 3-PIECE valves, this is a 316 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 valve's T-ball holes are bored just as the name implies and adds more flow options. Just like the L-ball, you can direct the side port to flow to EITHER of the other two ports. In addition, when the tee in the ball is aligned with all three ports, flow is directed to all ports at the same time (the valve acts like a plumbing tee at that point). However, unlike the L ball, flow cannot be completely stopped (another way to say it is that all three ports cannot be isolated from each other). When the ball is rotated 180 degrees, the two end ports flow to each other but the side port is shut off. The confusion can be reduced by studying the pictures.




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5 of 5 Works as described - excellent quality March 29, 2019
Reviewer: Brewster84401 from WEST HAVEN, UT United States  
Another great quality product from Brew Hardware.  I've been building a 'closed' three-tier system which doesn't require the connect/disconnect of hoses through the brew process.  These 3 way valves were exactly what I needed to accomplish this; great quality product from a great quality shop.  Thanks Brew Hardware!

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5 of 5 Works Great! July 22, 2018
Reviewer: tim habinak from GLEN GARDNER, NJ United States  
The valve works great! I appreciate the explanation between the "L" and the "T" types.

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5 of 5 Great Ball Valve March 15, 2018
Reviewer: Kevin Tyrrell from Chino, CA United States  
Exactly what I needed, plus the price was the best around.

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5 of 5 Great Valve for a Great Price July 24, 2017
Reviewer: Stephen Lamade from East Northport, NY United States  
I bought this valve for two purposes:

1. As a means to vorlauf wort back to the sparge tun at the start of sparging.

2. As a means to redirect wort while sparging so that I can test for pH and SG without reconnecting tubing.

I haven't tried it yet but will do a "dry" run with water when I return from vacation. The valve is heavy and looks very solid. It looks impressive and I am sure that it will suit my needs.

Bobby was of course willing to answer my questions and was very helpful in helping me to decide which version of the valve, the "L" type or the "T" type, to purchase.

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5 of 5 Great product and fast service. June 4, 2016
Reviewer: James Sheffield from San Francisco , CA United States  
Exactly what I needed. It is just as described. I also got fast service at a fair price. Thanks!

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