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Turn the valve three times.

Does this mean 'turn it 360x3 degrees'?
Thanks.
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LiveinjapanTurn the valve three times.

Does this mean 'turn it 360x3 degrees'?To me it does.

I've found a surprising number of people who think a half-turn is a turn.
When the valve handle is in the form of a cross bar ("T"), it's very tempting.

In all honesty, the term is not very specific. It's strictly a matter of convention.

I was never in the Navy, but I understand that they are very precise in their valve language and procedures.
(Eg, never back seat a gate valve.) Aboard ship, those things are critical.

Personally, I always use the term "full turns" when it's important.
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Hi,

You might want to add direction, eg clockwise or anticlockwise.
With valves, it's also common to say eg open the valve, eg close the valve.

Clive
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Thanks, Avangi and Clive.

I understand!!
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