CRANE® Bronze Gate Valves

Gate valves are operated manually. To open, turn the handle in a counterclockwise
direction. To close, turn the handle in a clockwise direction.
If the handwheel is difficult to turn, loosen packing nut ¼ to ½ turn. Retighten packing
nut after open-close operation is completed.
Operation of the valve is recommended only in the full open or full closed position.
NOTE: Rising stem valves are equipped with backseats. The backseat can be used to
determine the full open valve position. In the open position, the stem should be backed
off so that the backseat is not in contact, permitting the stem packing to assume its
intended sealing function.

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