What are the different types of toilet valves?

Choose ball-type valves when replacing toilet or sink shutoff valves. Ball valves will shut off the water to faucets and toilets more reliably than standard valves.

How many types of shut off valves are there?

There are two types of main shutoff valves– gate valves and ball valves (shown in the photo). A gate valve is more common in older homes, while a ball valve is standard in newer houses.

What is a toilet shut off valve called?

Supply stop valves, also called shut-off valves, are designed to stop the flow from a water supply. While most water valves can do this, stop valves provide easy shut-off mechanisms to allow people to find a leak near fixtures or when doing other plumbing work, without shutting off the water supply to the entire house.