Full Bore? 3/8 Ball Valve

  1. Pollys13

    Pollys13 Member

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    When a seller describes a 3/8 ball valve as being... full bore, is that literal, the bore is actually close to 3/8 through the length of the fitting?
    Full bore as opposed too?
    Cheers.
     
  2. armalites Member

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    Yes full bore means the hole through the middle is full size. Many ball valves have a through hole smaller than the bore.
     
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  3. Pollys13

    Pollys13 Member

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    Ah....... live and learn, thanks for that!
     
  4. timgunn1962 Member

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    The type with the smaller bore through the ball are usually referred to as "reduced bore ball valves".
     
  5. Pollys13

    Pollys13 Member

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    ok thanks.
     
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