The Gated WYE: Why This is a Must in Your Wildfire Defense Arsenal

The Gated WYE: Why This is a Must in Your Wildfire Defense Arsenal

What is a Gated WYE Valve?

A gated WYE valve can be used in a fire emergency situation with a fire hydrant to split the water flow from the hydrant into two separate streams. This allows firefighters to direct the water to different areas or to use multiple hoses simultaneously. The brass construction of the valve makes it durable and corrosion-resistant, and the gate can be easily lowered or raised to regulate the flow of water. It's important to ensure that the valve is properly sized to handle the expected flow rate and pressure of the water in the pipeline.

A 2.5" x 1.5" brass gated WYE valve is a type of plumbing valve used to regulate the flow of water or other fluids in a pipeline. It is called a "WYE" valve because of its Y-shaped design, which allows it to split a flow of water or other fluid into two separate streams.

The valve is made of brass, which is a durable and corrosion-resistant material. The "gated" part of the valve refers to the gate or wedge-shaped component that can be lowered or raised to control the flow of fluid. When the gate is lowered, the valve is open, and fluid can flow through the valve. When the gate is raised, the valve is closed, and fluid is prevented from passing through.

The valve has a 2.5" inlet, a 1.5" NST / NH Thread outlet, and is designed to be installed on a Fire hydrant to use with two Ace Fire Hoses in an emergency situation to defend the front and back of your home. The size of the valve is important to ensure that it can handle the expected flow rate and pressure of the fluid in the pipeline.

  • Body Material: Brass
  • Body Style: Wye
  • Outlet Size: 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
  • Inlet Size: 2 1/2"
  • Valve Structure: 2-Piece
  • Handle Type: Lever
  • Standards: C85700
  • Outlet Type: Male NPSH 
  • Seal Material: Rubber
  • Item: Fire Hose Ball Valve
  • Max. Pressure: 300 psi
  • Seat Material: PTFE
  • Inlet Type: Female NH
  • Ball Material: Brass Cast
  • Ball Valve Basic Body Material: Brass
  • Ball Valve Product Group: Manual
  • Overall Length: 11 1/4 in
  • Application: Divides Single Flow to Double Flow
  • Stem Material: Brass Bar
  • Temp. Range: 32 Degrees to 176 Degrees F
  • Handle Material: 304 Stainless Steel
  • Connection Type: Female
  • Product Type: Fire Hose Ball Valve
  • Country of Origin:: China
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