Bibcock Valves

Biblock Valves are also known as needle valves or sillcock. The size of the Bibcock Valve ranges from ½ to 4 inch, height from 18 to 29 mm, length from 20 to 35 mm, breadth from 16 to 23mm, operating from -53 to 120 degree and pressure range up to 80 bar. The product is manufactured using lead free brass, stainless steel and zinc. The product is mainly used by manufacturers of faucets and pipes.

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A bibcock is a valve fitted at a downward-pointing angle. Many hardware and plumbing suppliers carry bibcocks, along with replacement parts, and people can also fabricate their own or order them for custom applications. People sometimes refer to outdoor faucets of this design as hose bibbs, a reference to the fact that they are most commonly used to connect for hoses for watering, washing the car, and similar tasks.

This design mainly features a threaded tap, allowing the users to screw several attachments on. This consists of attachments such as screens to dispense the movement of the fluids evenly, as seen on many kitchen sinks, along with hoses and faucet extenders. A seal is generally required between the attachment and the faucet to restrict the fluids from leaking out around the threading. The bibcock can be controlled with a various kinds of valves and taps, normally fitted close to the faucet so people can easily turn it on and off.

 The durability of a bibcock varies on the basis of material used. Those designed for the outdoors are generally heavy and can have design features to prevent freezing. This is important during winters when pipes have a possibility of exploding in a cold snap and leak fluids, leading to further damage, as well as waste. Generally, pipes are insulated with jackets, but the bibcock must be left exposed, and a poor design can be vulnerable to freezing. Valves designed to check the reverse flow of fluids may also be required to stop the contamination of a water supply.

 A common issue with bibocks involves loosening over time of the valve used to control the tap, leading to leak of the fluids. Sometimes, a gasket can be replaced, but in other instances, it may be necessary to replace the valve. The water supply must be shut down before involving in this kind of task and it may be also require a help of the plumber if the plumbing is complex or if replacing the tap does not solve the problem.

 

 

In certain circumstances, the building code may necessitate people to fit a bibcock for safety or other reasons. Contractors will be aware about the plumbing code requirements in a given province and can be able to provide info on adhering to those necessities during construction and remodeling. Plumbers generally fit compliant fixtures and supplies when they do installation and repair work, and may at times recommend changes to a plumbing system to make it code compliant

 

 


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