In-Line Valves control the flow in the line they are installed on - whether for gas or liquids.
On a closed in-line valve, the lever will be perpendicular with the line it is on while an open in-line valve's lever will be parallel with the line.
Where to find in-line valves
Beverage lines may or may not have in-line valves depending on beverage type and line configuration. Most commonly, you'll see them on beer lines.
Gas lines will always have in-line valves installed at both the regulator and the gas manifold.
Note: If the in-line valves on the gas lines are closed, you may be able to pour a few more pours but the pressure will eventually decrease, stopping you from pouring.
Using in-line valves
- During keg changes - We suggest closing the in-line valves on the beverage lines during a keg change to prevent dripping and unnecessary product loss.
- During gas tank changes - You MUST close the in-line valve near the gas regulator when replacing gas tanks for safety measures and to maintain the pressure in the lines.