This field-proven Corporation Stop incorporates the performance-proven design features of the popular Ford Ball Valve. It reduces the inherent problems of hard turning and of temporary weeping under high test pressures, which is sometimes encountered in standard plug-type Corporation Stops. The Ford Ballcorp is available in 3/4", 1", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", and 2" sizes, with most styles of outlet connections. It may be installed in either a dry main or a main under pressure with a standard tapping machine or saddle. During the installation of almost every Corporation Stop, a wrench must be used across its body to make final adjustments in the main or saddle, or to connect the service line to its outlet. The “square” design puts the wrench flats where they should be – at the strongest part of the body, thus minimizing the danger of leaks from distortion.
Ford Ball Valve Curb Stops are ideal for use in water service lines. They are watertight in either direction at pressures up to 300 psi, easy turning, non-binding, and contribute minimum pressure loss. These characteristics are added to superb design, quality, and precise manufacturing. A variety of end connections are available for the Ford Ball Valve Curb Stop including connectors for copper, iron or plastic pipe. The connection ends are integral or secured with adhesive to prevent unintentional disassembly in the field. Curb stops are available in sizes from 3/4” to 2”.
Ford meter valves come in a variety of configurations including straight body, angle body, flanged, threaded, compression and swivel meter nut ends. The meter valves range in size from 5/8” to 2” and can be made available with locking handles. Ford Meter Valves incorporate a swivel meter nut. This eliminates the need for a meter coupling to be attached to the valve. Fewer couplings mean fewer items need to be taken to the job site and installed. This saves time and money.