Different Types of Angle Valves and Their Uses

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Angle valves are used in many processes, including cooling and heating because they can direct water flow in numerous directions. Many people aren’t sure how to tell angle valves apart from regular valves, and there are several kinds of angle valves that perform different functions, so it’s important to know your angle valve options before choosing which ones to use in your business. This article describes the different types of angle valves and their uses.

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Angle Stop Valve


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An angle stop valve is a plumbing valve that has a 90-degree handle turn. This type of valve is used to shut off the water supply to fixtures like sinks, toilets, and urinals. They are also used in dishwashers and washing machines. The main advantage of using an angle stop valve is that it’s easy to turn off the water supply in case of a leak.

Compression Angle Valve


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A compression angle valve is a type of valve that uses a rubber gasket to create a seal. This type of valve is often used in water lines, as it can create a very tight seal. Compression angle valves are often used in areas where there is high water pressure, as they can handle large amounts of pressure without leaking. They have a special design that helps them resist leaks and will only leak if the internal parts break. They can also be used for gas line connections because the rubber material won’t corrode.


Multi-Turn Angle Valve


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Multi-turn angle valves are used to control water flow in piping systems. It is made up of a body, a bonnet, a stem, and a wheel. The body and bonnet are connected by bolts, and the stem is connected to the wheel. The wheel is used to open and close the valve. Multi-turn angle valves are often used in residential applications such as washing machines and dishwashers.

Angle Ball Valve


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An angle ball valve is a quarter-turn valve that has a lever handle. The purpose of this type of valve is to regulate water flow in household plumbing. The ball inside the valve has a hole drilled through it, which aligns with the inlet and outlet ports when the handle is in the open position.


When the handle is turned to the closed position, the ball blocks the flow of water. Once the pressure on either side of the ball becomes too great, it will slide off one side or the other until equilibrium is reached again. A quarter turn causes four equal openings (2 upper and 2 lower) in one direction and only two openings (1 upper and 1 lower) when turning 90 degrees to close off.



For more clarity on how a ball valve works, check out the video below.



Ceramic Angle Valve


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A ceramic angle valve is made up of a body, a handle, and a ceramic disc. The body is usually made of brass or plastic, and the handle is made of metal. The disc is what actually controls the flow of water; it has a hole in the center that allows water to pass through when it is open, and it blocks the flow of water when it is closed.

Mini Angle Valve


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A mini-angle valve is a small, compact valve that is often used in tight spaces. Because they are so small, they are also very easy to install. If you need a small, unobtrusive valve, this one is perfect for you. Lightweight, Compact Design: The lightweight design and the flexible material make it easier to install than many other valves. In addition, it doesn’t require as much pressure or torque to open or close them as other types of valves do.

Washing Machine Valves


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One type of angle valve is the washing machine valve. You use this valve to connect your washing machine to the water supply. It is important to make sure that this valve is installed correctly so that there is no risk of flooding. It is important to make sure that this valve is installed correctly so that there is no risk of flooding.

Chrome Angle Valve


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The chrome angle valve is the most widely used type of valve, as it is resistant to corrosion. They are used in low-pressure or vacuum applications where moisture can cause problems with brass valves. They can also be used in dry wells where water cannot get in and make contact with the metal. The fittings on this type of valve have a threaded connection for easy installation and maintenance.

PEX Angle Valve


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A PEX angle valve is made of two parts: a body and a handle. The body is connected to the water supply line, and the handle is used to turn the valve on or off. PEX angle valves are available in different sizes and styles, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs.

Ice Maker Box Valve


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One common type of angle valve is the ice maker box valve. This valve is used to connect the water line to the ice maker. It is a quarter-turn valve, which means it only needs to be turned a quarter of a way to open or close it. The ice maker box valve has a shut-off lever that allows you to easily turn the water on or off.


In some cases, this valve may have an integrated check valve, which prevents backflow into the ice maker when turning the water off. In these instances, this valve must be opened all the way before shutting it off in order for there not to be any residual pressure buildup in the system.

Ice Maker Box Valve Hammer Arrestor


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This valve is used to control the flow of water getting into an ice maker. This valve is usually located behind the refrigerator. A hammer arrestor is a type of angle valve that is used to prevent water, Hammer. Water hammer can occur when there is a sudden change in the flow of water, such as when a valve is turned off too quickly. This can cause damage to pipes and fixtures.

1/4 Turn Angle Stop Valve


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One of the most common types of angle valves is the 1/4 turn angle stop valve. This type of valve is often used in residential applications to control water flow to a sink, toilet, or other fixture. The 1/4 turn operation makes it easy to turn on and shut off the water with a quarter turn of the handle. Another advantage of this type of valve is that it can be easily repaired if it becomes damaged.

2 in 1 Angle Valve


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A 2-in-1 angle valve is a great option for those who want the best of both worlds – the ability to control water flow and temperature with one single valve. This type of valve is typically used in showers, but can also be used in sinks and tubs. There are two types of 2 in 1 angle valves: compression valves and cartridge valves. Compression valves are the most common type of 2 in 1 angle valves, and they use a washer to control water flow.

Thermostatic Radiator Valve


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This type of angle valve is used to regulate the temperature of individual radiators in a central heating system. Thermostatic radiator valves are fitted to the flow and return pipes of radiators and work by sensing the room temperature around the radiator. When the room temperature falls below the set point, the TRV opens to allow more hot water to flow into the radiator. When the room temperature reaches the set point, the TRV closes to prevent further heat loss.

2 Way Angle Valve


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A 2-way angle valve is a type of valve that allows two different inlets or outlets to be connected to each other. This can be useful for connecting two different pieces of equipment together, or for connecting a piece of equipment to multiple inlets or outlets. There are many different types of 2-way angle valves, each with its own specific uses.

3-Way Angle Valve


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A 3-way angle valve is used to control water flow in three different directions. They are often used in places where two water lines meet, such as in a kitchen sink. By turning the handle, you can direct the water to go either straight down the drain or to one of the two sides.


The main use for this type of valve is in a garden hose connection because it allows you to turn off the water while still maintaining some pressure so that your hose doesn’t get too flat. One other place where this type of valve might be useful is if there were only one faucet on an entire floor of a building and people needed to use both hot and cold water.


If you’re looking for an angle valve, you have a few different options to choose from. Depending on the application, you may need a higher or lower flow rate, a more durable material, or a more compact design. Whatever your needs, there are quality angle valves at DY Valves that are perfect for the project. With 23 years of experience, we guarantee you the best.


We are a verified and well-established angle valve manufacturer with a good reputation in the industry. We Care about the end results of our plumbing products that’s why we follow every process to ensure our valves meet your preference. We also give advice in case you have no idea about the best valve to fit your project. Please contact us if you have any additional questions about plumbing valves and fittings we will guide you professionally.



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