Most control valves and faucets have internal mechanisms that substantially reduce water flow, even when they are completely open. They are also commonly difficult to open and close.
These shut-off valves overcome both problems. The internal mechanism is a cross-drilled ball that can be fully opened or fully closed in a quarter turn.
The polished stainless-steel ball in an all-brass body operates with a 3-1/2" long handle that is a breeze to turn. The oversized internal openings dramatically increase water flow compared with other valves.
For cantankerous faucets, you can attach one directly, turn the faucet on full and then use the smoothly functioning ball valve for shut-off or general control the rest of the summer. The valves have standard male and female fittings.
Available in two styles, straight or Y-valve. The body of the Y-valve is longer and wider than our original version, and reinforced for added strength. Both are excellent valves at remarkable prices.