Part 3 ball valve: what is it & how does it work?

A Part 3 ball valve or diaphragm ball valve is a ball valve made to British Standard specification 1212, Part 3. It consists of a plunger and a diaphragm washer inside a plastic housing. The plunger is partly visible and protrudes from the face of the valve. Water enters the cistern via small plastic spout on … Read more

Part 2 ball valve: what is it & how does it work?

A Part 2 ball valve or diaphragm ball valve is a ball valve made to British Standard specification 1212, Part 2. It consists of a plunger and a diaphragm washer which are both situated inside a brass housing. The plunger is partly visible and protrudes from the face of the valve. Water enters the cistern via … Read more

Part 1 ball valve: what is it & how does it work?

A Part 1 ball valve or Portsmouth ball valve is a ball valve made to British Standard specification 1212, Part 1. It consists of a piston inside a brass housing, with a float arm secured to the valve via a split pin. Inside the piston is a slot which accommodates the end of the float arm, and on … Read more

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