Rated 1.5 out of 5 by 15
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Oldoldtimer NEVER, NEVER, NEVER BUY AND USE THIS COUPLING!!!
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER BUY AND USE THIS UNION!!!! They LEAK!!! They evidently do not stay round when you heat them for soldering and when you try to mate them together they are not the same shape so they leak. I have tried sealant etc. and it still leaks "SERIOUSLY" ! My only option is to (unsolder it) replace the union with a threaded BRASS union. I will repair it by using 2 sweat on threaded male adapters and a threaded brass union. I can not explain how dissatisfied I am with this item's performance. If you have read this.......... don't even try using this copper sweat on union!!! I am 82 years old and have been doing this kind of thing for 65 years. Never have I found such a piece of junk!
September 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by YOURNICKNAME Super easy install, leaks from fitting.
Had to repair a pipe that had a slow flow of water to it only option was to install this or a sharkbite Because I was going to be soldering in the rest of the pipes went with this it has a very very small leak from the threaded and nut meet. I am now going to need to depressurize a whole system just to loosen it and try adding pipe dope to help seal it.
March 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jimmy so cheeply maid
I bought 2 unions both leaked if i were you i would skip the unions and just pipe it
June 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Poor quality, leaky fitting
Soldering was easy. After thorough tightening, still leaked. No matter how much I tightened, it still leaked at the seat. Cleaned both sides with sandpaper, still leaked. I bought in store so did not see the poor ratings. Also poor casting design on the copper section when trying tighten with an adjustable wrench. Not a well shaped hexagon so wrench keeps slipping. Had to use channel locks instead. Don't bother with Lowe's, there's has the same poor reviews.
April 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by forepaughs Defective Chinese junk will not seat
Installed two with a new water heater (my 10th install) and both leaked due to poor seating/,mating on the machined parts. Have never had this happen before. I can deal with a poor solder job on my part, but this leaking is a manufacturing defect..
Read al the complaints and do not believe your experience will be any better. That's what I thought, and now I have to go to Ace Hardware to get some unions that work like they should.
April 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DiyDave "Made in USA" but still leaks!
I bought 2 of these, and both leaked. I was able to use automotive valve lapping compound on one of them to get it to seal, but on the second one, not even that worked, with Permatex on the sealing surface.
September 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hathjer terrible product
Bought two of these, one to replace the one that leaked, and the second one leaks.
November 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dave AWFUL. DO NOT BUY.
too bad i didnt see the other reviews before i bought two of these and soldered four connections. leak leak leak, no matter how much effort i put into cranking 'em down.
October 31, 2015