Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 10
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Engineer123 Plastic in its place
Plastic is ok to use in certain applications provided it is the correct plastic for the job at hand. Also a properly engineered product has a FOS (factor of safety) built in.This does NOT.
Having a stem that only handles 140 degrees F. violates good design.(pointing fingers elsewhere is childish)
Engineering is basically economy, heat treated maraging stainless steel is too expensive, while 360 brass strikes a nice balance. Easy to machine, cost effective, "melts" at 1650 degrees F. so FOS @ 120 is adequate, has a yield in shear of about 45,000 PSI so not likely to "snap" off. Also fairly corrosion resistant.
December 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by austinplumber Beware of Plastic shaft valves
This valve has a plastic shaft and actuator the can break. Home Depot used to sell this valve with a metal shaft and ball valve. The Brasscraft G2 series valves have a plastic shaft and internals , where as the KT series has a metal shaft and ball valve.
January 12, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mnjo plastic stem
The valve has plastic stem and internals, can get all brass for the price.
March 5, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Billybob Not sure why these started leaking.
Installed 4 of these valves on galvanized pipes in the kitchen last year. 1 started leaking at the threads tonight and the other 3 look suspicious with rust around the threads. Not sure why this is happening as I used thread putty when they were installed.
September 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Nice finish and works well
Bathroom sink shutoff would not open all the way, so I replaced it with this 1/4 turn valve.
Cut the old sweat valve off and sweated on a male npt adapter and threaded this on. No need to worry about messing it up by over heating it, plus it make sure it ended up in the right position.
1/2 turn works easy and no drips (shouldn't since it new). Compression fitting on to supply line to faucet was easy and didn't leak either.
March 6, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Reconn22 it leaked around the stem
valve leaked around the stem and wouldn't stop even after tightening the packing nut. Went to LOWES, problem solved.
my last two plumbing purchases from HD has been very poor choices on my part. i will never buy plumbing parts from HD again.....
December 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Skye Made the mistake of buying a similar part at the "other" store
I bought a similar product at the other big box store. When installing it, it felt like I was trying to thread into a gravel pit. It leaked. It was made in china.
So I went to Home Depot and bought this valve. Made in USA! Similar price but no similarity in quality. This product was in a different class altogether from the other store, Heavier, sturdier, and it installed like silk. I knew when I was installing it that it would not leak, and it didn't. Don't believe anyone who says that we can't make quality products, at competitive prices, in the USA!
April 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scott Easy to install....works well
Replaced a leaking full turn toilet water valve with 1/4 turn valve. What a difference having to make only a 1/4 turn to turn on and off the water versus several turns on the previous valve. Installation-quick and easy
January 7, 2014