15 Apr News

Brass Angle Valve is a manually operated valve with its outlet opening oriented at right angles to its inlet opening; used for regulating the flow of a fluid in a pipe.It is a valve for controlling the flow of a liquid or air; the fluid leaves at right angles to the direction in which it enters the valve.

Angle valves are important industrial fittings, deriving their name from the the 90º configuration of inlet and outlet ports. Metallic angle valves in material such as stainless steel, bronze, brass are used for cryogenic applications requiring temperatures, ranging from 450º to -250ºC. High quality of materials used and workmanship ensure longevity and trouble-free service of these valves.

There are other sorts of shut off valves as well — straight stops, for example. However, the difference between a straight stop and angle stop is that Straight stop valves are utilized for lines coming up from the floor, whereas Angle stop valves are found or used when the water line is coming from the wall. As such, your home’s plumbing design and current plumbing needs will determine which is more efficient for your home.

Angle stops are typically made of a metal or plastic and are relatively small in size; their common sizes are typically around 1/4 inch, 3/8 inch or around a half-inch. Angle stops are usually located underneath the appliances in your home. The sizes and types of angle stops vary depending on what you’re specifically looking for While homes are required to have main shutoff valves, on occasion, some homes don’t have angle stops in place — so if you’re unsure, feel free to call NexLvl Services to help you verify.

An angle stop should be replaced either every eight to ten years if unused, and immediately replaced after usage. Even when you aren’t using your angle stop, it’s important to “exercise” your angle stops around once a month. Doing this prevents the angle stop from freezing in place and ensuring they last their full life span. Simply turning the knob on and off a few times should do the trick, but if you happen to find that your knob isn’t budging, don’t try to force it to turn — doing so could cause the valve to break. Instead, contact a professional and have them aid you if needed.

Angle valves are a relatively inexpensive piece of equipment that can save you a lot of maintenance costs, and we're dedicated to your needs and helping you choose.