In June 2013, I wrote extensively about the construction of an elaborate plug valve with a hidden secret. It was originally fitted in 1928 so was a historical gem.
|Plug valve in water feed line.|
|Split top bit|
There was a disadvantage with this in that to clear the strainer by removing the plug from the end of the 'T', the tank had to be emptied to avoid a personal irrigation. So the valve should have been upstream of the strainer!
I've resorted to modern parts to rebuild the valve and strainer with the disadvantage removed.
|Ball valve and 'Y' strainer|
I'll tidy up the appearance in due course [as below].
|With a lick of paint...|
|...And some frost protection where the pipe can't be drained|