Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 6
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MDB007 Needs 1/4 inch more on backside for wrench
We are redoing a bathroom top in granite and installing dual vessel sinks. This was exactly what I was looking for to feed both faucets. From the box it looks like it is made in Michigan, and is good quality. The only problem is getting a crescent wrench on the body while trying to tighten the compression nut on back.There is not enough to grip so I used the channel locks (plumbers pliers) to grab the body while using another wrench on the nut. It only seemed to take a 1/4 to 1/2 turn and it was snug and did not leak. I am hoping the gasket holds up over time and does not disintegrate as the other reviewers had stated.
December 21, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DevoInWI Our experience mirros AJinSTL
After about 8 years the black gasket/valve seal within several of our BrassCraft valves disintegrated, sending black rubbery bits up the line. This clogged the lines and in one case forced a disassembly of the kitchen faucet. I've never seen this kind of valve NOT last almost forever...so to me this disintegrating seal problem seems like an unfortunate outlier. We recently replaced all the BrassCraft valves with another brand just to be on the safe side.
In all cases the disintegrated valve was on the hot water side. So heat accelerates the seal's deterioration. Our water heater is set to normal/factory heat levels, nothing too warm.
June 18, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AJinSTL Original lasted about 8-9 years...
I bought this same valve 8-9 years ago (I'm sure some aspects of it changed, but visual inspection appears the same). It would seem that, over time, the rubber gasket on the valve itself will break down and 1) impair the functioning of the valve by not turning all the way on or off and 2) releasing bits of rubber into the flexible water lines going to the faucet thereby reducing or preventing water flow through the faucet or appliance. I replaced the valve (it was clearly deteriorated) and when I reinstalled had no water reaching the faucet. After some further inspection I found the flexible hose to the faucet was clogged with rubber bits from the original valve (which had disintegrated) - a wire helped me clear the blockage (blowing backward through the line didn't work - it was perfectly and tightly packed in there).
Fortunately, the replacement was relatively inexpensive and easily installed. In fact, I could not get the original brass compression washer and nut off the pipe so chanced reusing them with the new fixture. Perfect fit and no leaks. I won't argue with that success (though would've preferred using the new brass washer/nut).
May 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NatM Worked like a charm.
Needed to add water line for installation of dishwasher. This fitting was great. Contractor had not used compression fittings before, so he learned a valuable lesson in the process.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim2 Works as it should
After spending too much time installing a new faucet, and messing with the Chineese-made version of this stop from the local hardware store, I returned that junk and bought this. It just works.
August 11, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by prey2640 Good equipment
Durable, sturdy. Works as advertised. No problems with installation. Took about 30 minutes to install.
October 26, 2011