Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 50
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TileToolJim Good Replacement Valve
Bought these inexpensive 1/4"-Turn Angle Valves to replace 27 year old vales under kitchen sink. The old valves were in bad shape and starting to leak. You could not turn them any longer to shut off the water. So when I went to replace the kitchen faucet, I elected to change the valves. These ae good vales for the price. I didn't think I needed to spend three times as much for the versions with brass internal parts. I used a simple copper pipe cutter to remove the old valves. Then I cleaned out any left over burrs from cutting. I noted many people having problems with leaks and blaming the valves. I think the leaks come from the copper pipe not being properly cleaned and prepared for the valve. I take a piece of fine sandpaper and clean up the end of the pipe until it is bright copper. Then in less than a couple of minutes, these valves are in place and ready to use. There are plenty of videos online to show you how to do this. Watch them and make sure the copper is prepped and you will have no problem. The attached picture shows the old valves, the box from the new valves and the simple copper pipe cutter I used.
February 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jeff Erodes on less then a year.
Erodes in 1 year. solid build but won't last very long. you'll need to replace after a year or two because your flow will be cut down so much, if you don't spring a leak before that.
February 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rich Best valve for shower sink
Very easy to assemble. Turning on turning off become super easy with this valve.
November 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by happyarizonian FROZE IN ABOUT A YEAR
Installed these in several sinks. After 15 months, the valves would not turn. When applying minimal torque to turn the valve off, the stem snapped off. Very weak material.
April 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Roof 1/4 Turn valve
Nice valve for the price. I like the turn/shut off part has more leverage than some others I've bought. You can actually get thumb leverage to turn the valve.
August 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Engineer Looks Great But Lacks Quality Internal Parts Made From Brass
At nearly nine dollars each, not exactly cheap. Too bad the quality is not there. I was about to purchase eight of these for my personal plumbing home project, then upon closer examination, found the stem and ball assembly to be made of plastic. Look into the end of the valve and see the gray part, that is plastic. For the price, and for future non-leak service, I need parts to be good old brass, not plastic. In hindsight, I came to realize that my old valve which failed after only a few years service, was this same item by BrassCraft. I started to turn off the old valve, the knob came off in my hand, started spraying water everywhere, plastic stem!!
January 12, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LMP Somewhat misleading product reviews...
I bought this compression valve to replace a 40-year old, corroded, sweat-on, shutoff located under the toilet in my bathroom. From reading the reviews, I was thinking that all I had to do was cut off the old part, clean the 1/2" copper tubing behind it and attach this one. All done in minutes, right? Wrong. The tubing coming out of the wall was too big! What I didn't know (my ignorance) is that the original sweat-on valve had been shaped like a smoker's pipe. I'd only cut off half of it. The remaining stem of the original shutoff was a 6" piece of larger-diameter (now corroded) chrome tubing that had been slid over and sweat onto the house's standard 1/2" copper tubing. I ended up having to remove a 4" x 4" ceramic tile and unsweat that corroded stem from partially inside the wall. All which begs the question: If I had to go through all that, couldn't I just as easily sweat on a new shutoff? Other than that, the new valve works fine.
July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by StephenB Compact quarter turn valve works perfectly.
This valve knob is small so it'll fit easier in tight spaces. Solid metal construction. 1/4 turn is much better than constant twisting of typical handles. Plenty of youtube videos showing simple installation just turn off the water main and drain from lower faucet before disconnecting existing valve.
May 4, 2014