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

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 3 at T valve November 12, 2021
Reviewer: Luke Graessle from Rocky Mount, MO United States  
This valve on your pump will allow you to:
- Flow throw the valve from one kettle to another
- Drain your incoming line while keeping you outgoing line full
- Drain your outgoing line while keeping your incoming line full
And - Drain both lines for cleanup
With this valve you never have to disconnect a hose or tubing with the line full which results in spills.
I have one of these on both of my pumps and it keeps my brew day much cleaner.

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5 of 5 Great quality May 18, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Lawrence, MA United States  
Matches exactly the product description. Great addition to my homebrew setup .

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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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