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Learn About Gate Valves and New Products!

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Gate Valves Blog Post

Gate valves are valves that are generally either fully closed or fully open and utilize a "gate" to start or stop the flow of water. These gates, more commonly known as discs or wedges,  vary depending on the application of the gate valve. The 3 most commonly used types of discs are solid discs, flexible discs. and split discs.

Solid discs are the most popular due to their simplicity and durability. The disc is a single piece (or solid construction) and is commonly used for rough flow. Flexible discs have a cut around the disc to improve its ability to correct errors or change the angle between the seats. A larger cut means more flexibility but less strength. Split discs not only self-adjust, but also self-align to both seats. And unlike the solid disc, the split disc is a two-piece construction and is most commonly used with corrosive liquids and non-condensing gases.

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 Shop our gate valves today!

Currently, Valve Warehouse only carries solid disc gate valves but we are always happy to hear suggestions for additions to our product line, email us at info@valvewarehouse.com.

New Products

To tie in with our gate valve blog post, we're releasing new low pressure valves. 

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  • Thanks for explaining what a gate valve is. We are hoping to fix up our house and we were told that we need check valves too. Seeing how a gate valve is used to start and stop the flow of water, makes sense why I would need both parts. I really appreciate you taking the time to help me be more knowledgeable about valves. http://monumentalsupply.com/supplies/valves

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