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How to make a three-way ball valve

Summer water supply in the courtyard of a country house, in a summer cottage or in a garden is collected in the middle of spring and dismantled in the first month of autumn. When installing it, there is no need for strong and tight, and therefore expensive connections. It is possible to get by with simpler and more inexpensive fittings, which, if necessary, can be upgraded and modified. Below we will consider how to convert a two-way valve (open-closed) into a three-way one, that is, more functional.

How to make a three-way ball valve

DIY three-way ball valve

How to make a three-way ball valve

To do this, on one of the sides of the body of a two-way polypropylene valve, we find and mark the middle with a marker.

How to make a three-way ball valve

Using a stepped drill and a drill in the body of a plastic crane, we drill a hole in the transverse direction. At the same time, before starting the drilling process, we set the valve control knob to the open position in order not to damage the parts of the locking device of our valve during drilling.

How to make a three-way ball valve

Next, we drill the resulting hole in the wall of the polypropylene body of the crane with a pen drill with a diameter of 18 mm. Then we increase in diameter with the same stepped drill a small hole previously drilled in the metal part of the locking device.

How to make a three-way ball valve

How to make a three-way ball valve
How to make a three-way ball valve

Using a special knife, we remove the burrs remaining after drilling from the edge of the hole in the polypropylene case, and form a circular chamfer. Using an old toothbrush, we remove particles and dust formed during the drilling process from the drilled hole and the inside of the faucet.

How to make a three-way ball valve

We remove the protective cap on the control handle, unscrew the screw with which the handle is attached to the stem with a Phillips screwdriver, and use an electric drill to remove the restrictive influx on the side of the handle seat. As a result, the control handle, after being installed in its old place, will be able to make a full turn in both directions without jamming and resting against the limiter.

How to make a three-way ball valve
How to make a three-way ball valve

We install the modified handle on the polypropylene tap, tighten the screw and put the protective cap in place. Using a plastic pipe welding machine, we solder the pipe to the hole made in the faucet body. We connect a flexible hose to the free end of the pipe and supply water.

How to make a three-way ball valve
How to make a three-way ball valve

Depending on the position of the control handle in relation to the faucet body, we supply water to the left or right outlet, to both outlets simultaneously or completely shut off the water supply.

How to make a three-way ball valve
How to make a three-way ball valve
How to make a three-way ball valve

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