My 15 year old home has a 3/4 inch Brass Pipe-Thread Water Pressure Reducing Valve which is now leaking. I would like to have the leaking valve replace with a Zurn Wilkins 3/4 inch P/N: 34-70XLDU Model water pressure reducing value with a bolt on each side for reattachment to the existing water pipe.
As an alternative to the 3/4" P/N:34-70XLDU Model identified above, I am considering a Zurn-Wilkins 3/4 in Brass Pipe-Thread Water-Pressure Reducing valve Model 34-600XL which has a bolt on one side for reattaching and the other side must be installed by a plumber "sweating" the pipe.
* Model 70XLDU HAS A RATING OF *** STARS and (LEAKS REPORTED)
* Model 34-6000XL HAS A RATING OF ***** STARS and (NO LEAKS REPORTED)
The leaking water pressure reducing value now on the house has a bolt on each side but the threads may not be compatible with either of the Zurn Wilkins products I am considering as a replacement.
Please advise me as to which of the two products is less likely to leak and more easily installed as a replacement.