Plumbing Valve Basics: Get a close-up, cutaway view of a stop valve, gate valve and ball valve, along with detailed explanations of how they work and advantages and disadvantages of each type. Read more: http://www.familyhandyman.com/plumbing/valves/plumbing-valve-basics/view-all
How to De-Winterize Plumbing in a House. De-winterizing your home plumbing requires charging the plumbing system to get the plumbing ready for use. De-winterizing is only done after the home has been winterized to prevent freezing during winter months.