Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 299
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Got Decent
Pro:Doesn't restrict flow. The majority is metal including the ball valve mechanism.
Con:plastic hose bib connection that you can't torque with a wrench. Plastic ball valve handles that are too short.
There's better ones out there this ones good for the price.
October 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Silverado Much better than the cast ones
I had to saw off the old one (die cast) to install this one. The on/off nobs are easier to use.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Xcessivecompulsive Great for an emergency shutoff!
Used it to "fix" a leaky spigot, cheaper than changing out the whole bib assy with ball valve functionality!
October 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by montoyacravenfan Fell Apart
After one season of use, part of the connector stayed in my hose while i removed the hose. The ball valve is laying on my lawn.
On a positive note, the water pressure was good on both hoses and the hose fit was leak free. Now, I am going with a Y connector with no valves, less parts to fail.
October 2, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tonyb Not enough threads
This item made of brass and is of good quality. However, there are not enough threads. As a result it does not screw on enough and the connection comes apart. I don't think it actually screws on a full turn which is not enough to keep it secure. I purchased this item to screw on the end of a hose so I can turn off the water in order to attach another hose or a nozzle or sprinkler. I have to use pliers to attach it securely enough so as not to come off the hose.
September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ozzie heavy duty
this is a sturdy item. It works well and is well built.
September 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Eddie Works great
Connector added some versatility to a very common use item. It allowed for the same faucet to serve two uses at the same time...either 2 hoses, or 1 hose and an open faucet. The water pressure is still good for both sides.
September 27, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by NJDoc OK but could be better
I find that afer 2 seasons, you'll need to get a new one. I do remove them at the end of season, however:
1) the plastic housing around the valve cracks and falls off
2) the threads will corrode up if you have hard water
3) turning the valve on-off becomes an issue after a few months of service.
I've had to resort to leaving them open and putting a cut-off valve after the Y to turn off the connections. So while they do work, they could be better designed or be made of better materials. However the zinc or plastic Y connectors are not any better
August 24, 2016