I have an oil line flowing to a stove and the stop tap is of a design I've
not come across and I'm not sure which way is open and which is closed.
Okay, ultimately I can try it both ways then wait and see, but I wondered
if anyone knew how this tap worked. Fixed width font diagram:
. || Threaded rod
. |__________| Knurled wheel
. | | Fixed T piece
. | |
. ______| |_______
. OIL-> OIL->
The knurled wheel screws down against the fixed T-piece in an
anti-clockwise direction and then continues tightening against it for a
few turns, is it lifting the rod. Turning it clockwise lifts the wheel
away from the T-piece. I've always assumed clockwise closes and
anticlockwise opens but is that the case here?