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Three-way valves: in, out and roundabout!
3-Way Ball Valves: Overview 3 ways are better than two.. A 3-way ball valve is typically used for mixing and diverting. It has three ports from which flow can be directed, allowing fluid an alternate path of travel, either when exiting or entering the valve. Three-way valves are an installers dream, they offer a save-spacing advantage, compared to the fitting of two...
565 - Beats metal in every round
A tapered thread becomes smaller in diameter the further you travel down the part, whereas a parallel thread maintains a consistent diameter all the way down the part. When connecting plastic threads to create a pressure-tight seal via wedging, a tapered male into a parallel female or a parallel male into a parallel female is required (shown in diagram).