Manual Ball Valves

Manual ball valves are commonly used to operate shut-off valves, which control water flow in, for example, plumbing systems. They get their name from the metal ball inside the device, which has a hole through the middle.

How do manual ball valves work?

When the valve is open, the hole is aligned with the pipes and permits flow. When it is closed, the hole is rotated perpendicular to the flow, shutting it off completely. The handle lies flat in alignment with the flow when open, and is perpendicular to it when closed, making for easy visual confirmation of the valve's status.

Types of manual ball valves

When choosing manual ball valves, pay attention to the way in which they can be attached to the shut-off valve. These methods include compression, push-fitting, threaded ends and solvent cement sockets.

Manual ball valves are also differentiated by the materials they are made from, which include brass, iron, plastic and stainless steel. The application of a manual ball valve is determined by this; for instance, a stainless steel valve is much more capable of withstanding heat than one made from plastic.


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Description Price Threaded Connection Attachment Type Body Material Parallel or Tapered Thread Compression Fitting Size Thread Size Safe for Use With Connection Size inch Connection Size mm Maximum Working Pressure Handle Colour Ball Material Maximum Working Pressure bar Maximum Working Pressure psi
RS Stock No. 141-7707
BrandRS PRO
$17.32
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- Threaded Brass Parallel - - - 1/2in 15mm - Green Brass 40bar 600psi
RS Stock No. 733-5176
BrandRS PRO
$83.27
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2 in BSPP Threaded Brass - - 2in Gas 2in - 40 bar Yellow Chrome Plated Brass 40bar 600psi
RS Stock No. 458-6643
Mfr. Part No.161355206
$78.04
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- Solvent Cement Socket Plastic - 1-1/2in - Food, Water 1 1/2in 40mm 16 bar Blue - 16bar 580psi
RS Stock No. 138-5647
Mfr. Part No.566004
BrandSferaco
$19.10
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1/2 in BSP Threaded Brass - - 1/2in Water 1/2in - 40 bar Red Stainless Steel 40bar -
RS Stock No. 282-6494
Mfr. Part No.0438 23 34
BrandLegris
$276.20
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1 in G Threaded Brass - - 1in Water 1in 25mm 20 bar Blue Brass 20bar 275psi
RS Stock No. 458-6485
Mfr. Part No.161546202
$116.46
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- Solvent Cement Socket Plastic - 1/2in - Food, Water 1/2in 15mm 16 bar Red - 16bar 913psi
RS Stock No. 764-4244
BrandRS PRO
$130.14
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1-1/2 in Threaded Stainless Steel - - 1-1/2in Gas, Oil, Water 1 1/2in 40mm 1000 psi Blue Stainless Steel 63bar 232psi
RS Stock No. 457-8872
Mfr. Part No.509009
BrandSferaco
$88.77
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2 in BSP Threaded Brass - - 2in Water 2in 50mm 20 bar Red Chrome Plated Brass 20bar 232psi
RS Stock No. 138-5646
Mfr. Part No.566005
BrandSferaco
$26.76
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3/4 in BSP Threaded Brass - - 3/4in Water 3/4in - 40 bar Red Stainless Steel 40bar -
RS Stock No. 486-378
BrandRS PRO
$20.58
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22 mm BSPP Compression Brass - 22mm 22mm Gas, Oil, Petrol, Water 7/8in 22mm 16 bar White Brass 16bar 232psi
RS Stock No. 138-5645
Mfr. Part No.571004
BrandSferaco
$18.66
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1/2 in BSP Threaded Brass - - 1/2in Water 1/2in - 40 bar Red Stainless Steel 40bar -
RS Stock No. 764-4240
BrandRS PRO
$96.87
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1-1/4 in Threaded Stainless Steel - - 1-1/4in Gas, Oil, Water 1 1/4in 32mm 1000 psi Blue Stainless Steel 63bar 232psi
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