How to tell a Hot San Marco 1/4 turn valve from the Cold San Marco 1/4 turn valve

Example of a San Marco Hot Quarter Turn ValveIts very simple to distinguish between the Hot and the Cold San Marco 1/4 turn valves:

 

The Hot Valve has a nick on every side of the nut whereas the Cold valve doesn’t.

 

More importantly though, Valves open clockwise and anticlockwise.

 

To open a Cold Valve you turn the Splines (at the top of the valve where the handle is placed) Anti-clockwise

 

Cold Valve opens Anti-Clockwise

Cold Valve opens Anti-Clockwise

Share on:
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Pin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Posted in: Helpful Tips, How to identify which Valve you need, How to....

Leave a Comment (0) ↓

Leave a Comment