3-Way Ball Valve with John Guest 1/4" Push Connect
Why does BRS recommend this?
The 3-way ball valve is probably one of our most favorite fittings. By swinging the handle from one side to another, you can either turn water flow off completely, or direct it from one direction to another. They work great for fresh and saltwater storage containers, and give you control of when the container fills back up.
Three way ball valve with John Guest 1/4" push connect fitting.
- John Guest Material: PVC, EPDM
- Dimensions: 2-3/8" x 2-11/16"
- Max PSI:125
Not a problem at all! Actually you want to plumb your incoming water line to the bottom of the Tee (opposite of the handle). With water coming in from the bottom, you can use the handle to divert water to either the left or the right of the Tee by pointing the handle towards that side. :) Hope this helps.
I have included a link to our instruction page below. In short you will hold down the murlok toothed gasket (part of the fitting that moves) With one hand or thumb and pull and twist the tubing out like with a finger trap. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
You wouldn't need this valve specifically but it would be a good option. Otherwise you could use a tee and a pair of inline ball valves (one for each line) as well.
The first bit of water that comes out of an RO membrane when it starts has a higher level of TDS (called TDS creep). People use this valve on the line between the RO membrane and the DI resin so that they can divert off that first gallon or two of higher TDS water.