Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Emil Great product
I had to replace the shut off valve in our kitchen sink when I replaced out faucet. We have well water and is very hard. I am assuming that with the hard water and rust, the valve finally gave in. When replacing the faucet, I was able to shut the valves, but when turning them back on, it started to leak. No amount of tightening helped. So I decided it was time for these valves to be replaced. I replaced both hot and cold valves, even though only the hot was leaking. It went in well - I had to use the existing nut on the old valve and it fit nicely. No leaks and it looks nice. And it's only a quarter turn valve, not like the old valve where it was like a screw valve, requiring several turns. I guess because of our water, it would be a good maintenance to turn these valves on and off at least once a year.
March 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DK37 The valve's compact size and quick on/off capability were appreciated.
Having a ball valve mechanism rather than the typical threaded multiturn type gate or washer valve makes this shut-off valve most desirable; only 1/4 turn from full on to off.
October 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TimH Very good 1/4 turn ball valve
I had an older BrassCraft multi turn valve start to leak. These older valves have a packing nut just below the valve turning handle. Under the packing nut is a crown packing washer made of rubber. These valves do not get turned very often just by their nature they are always in the open position and having been in that same position for many years the rubber crown packing washer becomes dried out and does not function properly. These new valves a 1/4 turn ball valves and have NO washers to dry out and should last for a very, very long time even if turned a lot. I have about 30 of these stop vales throughout our home and I just replaced all of them with the 1/4 turn ball valves. Shouldn't see any stop valve leaks for the rest of my life.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NJPete61 Used these for under kitchen sink supply lines
We recently replaced our kitchen faucet, and the old shutoff valves were leaky & very corroded. I didn't fell like soldering new valves in, and my friend recommended these compression type 1/4 turn valves. I cut off the old valves (I had plenty of pipe coming up from the bottom of the cabinet). These worked very well.
Just make sure that you clean & smooth the ends of the pipe where the valve will connect really good with steel wool or 150 grit sandpaper, the ferrule has to slide into the valve. Another trick is to put a small dab of Teflon pipe dope around the ferrule before screwing on the ferrule nut and tightening, this keeps the ferrule from binding and not tightening properly. Never over-tighten, tighten only so there is no dripping.
October 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Reversemidasman Easy to install. Was surprised the inner part was plastic
Good quality valve. Though I was surprise that for a quarter turn valve that the inside component was plastic. I was expecting metal, but it was plastic. The rest of the valve was good heavy metal. Very sturdy durable feel to them. Other than that very easy to install and use to replace the old valves where the neoprene washer had deteriorated and the valve would not shut off the water properly. Suggest you have at a minimum two crescent adjustable wrenchs. One to hold the body of the valve and the other to tighten the connection nuts. So don't forget to use teflon tape or you will have the little drips when you tighten the compression nuts. With teflon tape you don't have to tighten so hard. Also clean out your faucet aerator cause it will also be clogged from the deteriorated washer of the old valve you are replacing.
March 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lje Best brass quarter turn valve out there
I replaced all fourteen valves in my house with these. All under the sink, both hot and cold, and for every toilet. Of course, different ones were needed depending on the angle and size of water pipe. Some were straight, some at a 90 degree. Went on very easy, don't forget the teflon tape. While the ball inside is plastic, that is probably to prevent hard water or any minerals in the water from corroding the internal mechanism.
July 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Teej I like the compact design.
Seems to be working fine. Having never installed this sort of thing before, I did get sprayed in the face and had water exploding out of it bec. I didn't know how tightly to screw it in. But, that was my issue, not the product.
December 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIY55years Fit as an exact replacement
This valve installed as a direct replacement. The only difference was this is a 1/4 turn ball alve and my old one was a turn type.
August 21, 2013