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Understanding CSA Certification

Understanding CSA Certification

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CSA refers to the Canadian Standards Association, which is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. They are primarily a testing and certification company, although they also develop standards for a wide variety of products, such as industrial clothes dryers, hydrogen fueling stations, and more.  Types of CSA certifications CSA can certify ANSI, ASME, and MSS-SP standards. The tests range from measuring temperature and pressure with specific media to determining the mechanical strength and durability of a valve. These tests can certify a products use for natural gas, hot water, potable water, propane, and other media.  A...

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Learn about Check Valves!

Learn about Check Valves!

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Check valves refer to valves that only allow fluid to move in one direction. Fluids passing through the valve opens it up, while reversing this flow leads the valve to close. There are multiple types of check valves that carry out this function in different ways, such as swing, lift, and inline. In this article, we'll be talking about the two types of check valves sold at Valve Warehouse: swing check valves and our newest product: inline check valves.   Swing Check Valves At Valve Warehouse, we carry swing check valves in brass, lead free brass, and stainless steel. They consist of...

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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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Gascocks and Gas Ball Valves - What They Do and More!

Gascocks and Gas Ball Valves - What They Do and More!

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Gascocks are valves designed to reduce or completely stop gas flow. They come in three different types of handles: T-handles Teardrop handles Lever handles Most are used in residential and commercial applications, with natural and manufactured gases. Look for certifications like CSA and UL in order to ensure you have a product that is reliable and safe to use for your application.  Threaded Brass Gas Ball Valve with T-handle Gas Ball Valves Gas ball valves are similar to regular ball valves, but they are built to withstand the pressure of commercial and industrial gas applications. They include medical gas ball valves, such as the ones we...

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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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