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Old 07-05-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
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Default Go 3 way or 2 way?

So I am building a new setup. It will be a 1 tier, 3 pot, 2 pump electric system. It is similar to theelectricbrewery.com but with a brewtroller for more automation so I don't have to move tubing around during the brewing process.

I could do this with a bunch of motorized 2 way valves or use a few less 3 way valves. Anyone have a strong opinion on which way to go? My main consideration will be setting this up so that it is easy to clean and drain after the brewing process. I HATE the cleaning part, so I'm trying factor that into the decision.

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Old 07-05-2012, 02:13 PM   #2
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I say always go for the 3 way, unless it is a devil's 3 way.
you should ignore me because I have no idea what I am talking about.

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Old 07-05-2012, 03:52 PM   #3
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Oh, sorry. I thought the sign on the door said something else. I'll just be going now...

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Yes and No
3 way where you need it and 2 way where you don't. 3 way is less expensive than 2 - 2 way and requires less wiring than 2 - 2 way valves.

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3 way where you need it and 2 way where you don't. 3 way is less expensive than 2 - 2 way and requires less wiring than 2 - 2 way valves.
That makes sense to me.. Now for T type of L type. I know L type only have 2 possible positions, but do T type only have 2 positions as well? I would imagine that's the only way they could work, but I want to be sure before buying 6 of these suckers. After drawing some diagrams, I would think T type would be more useful.

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Find your valve vendor first and find out what they carry.

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Find your valve vendor first and find out what they carry.
They carry both
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This might help you decide
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I still don't get one thing. Do motorized T type valves only have 2 positions like L type?

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No, they have 3: Left, Right, straight through

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