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Ball valve facts for kids

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Cut-away view of a ball valve: 1) body 2) seat 3) floating ball  4)  lever handle  5) stem

A ball valve is a kind of valve that has a ball in it, and the ball has a hole in the middle.

When the valve handle turns one way, the hole opens up the valve and water or gas can go through.

When the valve handle turns the other way, the ball blocks the water or gas, and the valve is closed.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Válvula de bola para niños

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