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Understanding Valve Standards - API

Understanding Valve Standards - API

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API refers to the American Petroleum Institute, which, according to their site, is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Through its 85+ years of experience, it has helped develop numerous standards for everything from valves to tanks and more. Today, we're going to discuss the various valve standards that API has developed along with some Valve Warehouse valves that feature API standards.  API Valve Standards Valves that meet API standards are typically used for industrial purposes. They are designed to help industry professionals improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their work, meet legislative and...

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The Plumbing Checklist

The Plumbing Checklist

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Whether you're buying a home or already own one, paying close attention to plumbing systems can help prevent major disasters down the road. Testing the water pressure in sinks and showers, checking for clogged drains, inspecting valves and pipes for corrosion, and making sure to have an updated lead free piping system can help make the process a lot easier. According to the infographic below (provided by Angie's List), the average family of four uses 400 gallons of water a day and almost 14% of that water goes to waste due to water leaks. Most water damage is found within attics and basements,...

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How Valves Affect Water Pressure in Homes

How Valves Affect Water Pressure in Homes

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 When the water pressure in your home is low, it can be quite problematic. You go to try and wash your hands in the sink and only a little bit of water comes out. It can only mean one thing: low water pressure. Low water pressure can be caused by a number of factors, including water leaks, low water pressure going to your home, and mineral deposit build up. 1. Water Leaks Water leaks can be found all throughout your home. Take a look at faucets, toilets, whole house humidifiers, and other water supply lines to check for any signs...

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What To Look For In A Valve

What To Look For In A Valve

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For the DIY consumer, wholesaler, or even a contractor, finding a dependable product is very important for an “at home” project.  Whether you're replacing a ball valve that burst or simply fixing a leaking packing nut, shopping to fix or replace a valve requires a clear understanding of the type of valve you should be using and where you should be shopping for it. A few questions to consider when shopping for valves: Is the valve leak tested? What are the specifications on the valve? Is the valve lead free and certified to use in potable water? Does this valve have certifications? Is the...

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