Can all brass full port ball valves be used for hot water?

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  1. WillieK

    WillieK New Member

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    I would like to replace my water heater drain with the following valve: LDR 3/4 Inch Full Port Ball Valve.

    1. Can this valve be used for hot water purposes?

    2. Is LDR a good brand?

    3. Can all full port brass ball valves be used for hot water purposes?
     
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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    The only valves that cannot be used for hot water are PVC valves. The quality of the brass determines how good the valve is. You will know it is a bad valve after a few years and "white" spots appear on the outside of the valve.
     
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  4. WillieK

    WillieK New Member

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    Thanks for your reply. What would the white spots signify?
     
  5. jimbo

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    de-zincification of the brass
     
  6. hj

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    Deterioration of the brass and water seeping through the metal.
     
  7. WillieK

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    Thanks again.
     
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