X-Valve - the drip free tap
The X-Valve - the worlds cleverest Tap.
The idea for a valve that could stop your taps leaking without twisting hard and cracking the brass has been in development in Queensland for several years. Behind the X valve concept is John Biggers an inventor with a raft of patents to his name and a penchant for plumbing product.
The X valve has been on the drawing board and in development for some time. It now has Watermark and WELS approval and is registered under patent throughout the world.
Tap washers are the bane of everyone’s life because when you screw them into a hard brass surface, this ultimately means you are going to ruin the sealing function of the washer.
The loose ball idea was to overcome the sealing problem. While this works, it doesn’t achieve its ultimate purpose because no one ever opens up a tap to its fullest extent allowing enough area in the chamber for the ball to rotate. this casues the ball to always seal in the same position and ultimately it wears out.
X-Valve doesn’t have a washer. It uses water pressure to turn off the seal. In other words the water comes in at the bottom and out through the top. The thread is a reverse thread, which means when you are turning the water on you are pushing the sealing mechanism down and when you are turning the water off, the water then pushes the sealing mechanism back up against the seat and seals it, rather than grinding something into a hard surface.
The X-Valve can run at full flow or via an FRD (flow reduction disc), so you can monitor water usage or keep it between 9L and 7.5L.
One of the great advantages of the x valve is that it’s so easy to operate and people are looking for an easier way to turn the tap on and off
The other advantage is it works at zero pressure. The x valve has a spring so if the water pressure is very low then the spring pushes it up. It works at low pressure and has been tested up to 1,000kpa, so it covers the whole gamut of plumbing
Delivery Area includes:
- NSW including Sydney, blue mountains, Wollongong, Gosford, central coast, Newcastle, coffs Harbour, wagga wagga
- Victoria including Melbourne, Frankstone, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo
- Queensland including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Towoomba, Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns
- South Australia including Adelaide
- Western Australia including Perth and Albany
- Tasmania including Hobart and Launceston
- Northern Territory including Alice springs and Darwin
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