OT: Gas Valve Handles

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by chefwong, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. chefwong

    chefwong Member

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    While you can use a regular *standard* handle ball valve with gas, why are ~gas valves~ generally have a short handle style ?

    Anyone care to shed some insight
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    they are ususlly in "tight" places so as long as the handle gives enough leverage the shorter the better. And a "standard" ball valve CANNOT be used on gas, to pass an inspection, unless it also has an AGA stamping/certification.
     
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