Triangle valve is only a very small material in the decoration, but its volume is small, but its importance is not small. Once it has a problem, you will encounter unimaginable big problems. You can imagine that there is a problem with your home’s water pipes. What will it be like? It must be an unimaginable disaster!
Triangle valve is also called angle valve, right angle water valve, mixing valve and so on. This is because the pipe has a 90-degree corner shape at the angle valve, so it is called a triangle valve.
The name of the triangle valve is also divided into “quick opening” and “slow opening”. Quick opening refers to the rapid opening and closing of the valve at 90 degrees. Slow opening means that the angle valve handle can be turned on and off by 360° non-stop rotation. Now basically use quick opening.
The key spool of the triangle valve
According to the valve core, the triangle valve can be divided into: spherical valve core, ceramic valve core, ABS (engineering plastic) valve core, alloy valve core, rubber rotary valve core. .Ceramic valve core: The advantage of ceramic valve core is that the switch feels smooth and light. It is suitable for families with long service life and relatively high cost.
Where the angle valve is applicable:
Kitchen: Sink faucet (installed on the countertop), referred to as Taiwan water outlet (2 angle valves) Dishwasher water outlet
Toilet: water from the basin, water from the bathtub, water from the toilet
Others: washing machine water, mop pool, gas water heater, solar water heater, etc.
Generally, there are two for hot and cold water and one for cold water, like toilets and washing machines.
Use of triangle valve:
① From the inside and outside the water outlet.
②The water pressure is too large, it can be adjusted on the triangle valve, turn it down a bit,
③It is the function of the switch. If the faucet leaks, etc., the triangle valve may be turned off instead of the main valve in the house.
④ It is beautiful and generous. Therefore, the general new house decoration is an essential water heating accessory.
Triangle valve purchase skills:
First look at the material. It is best that the copper material is heavier, and the excellent material greatly extends the service life of the product; although the zinc alloy on the market is relatively cheap, it is easy to break after a year, and the maintenance is uncomfortable.
Next, look at the spool. Generally, ceramic valve cores are used. The core of the valve core is the heart of the product. It is firmly closed and the life span depends on it, especially the sealing ring and ceramic disc inside. But generally we don’t see it, so we have to try the feel. The feel is too heavy, the switch is uncomfortable, the feel is too light, it will leak after a long time, and the soft feel has a longer life.
Finally, look at the plating gloss. Pay attention to the gloss, whether the product is blistered or scratched, the surface of a good product is smooth and shiny, and the hand is smooth and flawless. In addition, the salt spray test of angle valves on the market can not meet the requirements of GB18145-2003, not to mention that this is just a thing for toilets, and few people pay attention to it.
Cleaning and maintenance of triangle valve:
1. Wash off simple stains on the angle valve with clean water. For stains that are easy to remove, you can wash them off with water. The exterior of the faucet needs to be cleaned frequently, and then wipe it dry with a soft cloth.
2. Use mild cleaning supplies to clean the stubborn stains of the angle valve. For stains that are more difficult to remove, you can use a mild, neutral liquid or a colorless glass cleaner to clean.
3. Avoid contact with strong acid substances. The angle valve is mostly made of brass, alloy, iron, plastic, etc., and chemical reaction will occur when it comes in contact with strong acid objects, which will damage the angle valve.