Those of you who has gone to Home Depot recently to shop for plumbing
parts, specifically valves for the kitchen or bath, must have noticed
there are quarter turn ball valves not seen before. I did only because
during Christmas I did a bath remodeling project. Yes, HD has had QTBV
for years, but they are not much easier to turn than the traditional
globe valves. These QTBV's are so tiny and so easy to turn it is a
Why didn't someone think of this idea sooner?
In the good old USA if I remember correctly. Quite a contrast from the
shitty hard to turn globe valves made in you know where. The existing
line of ball valves were made in Italy as I remember, still not very
easy to turn.
Great! I'll have to check our area HD. Sooner or later, you'd think
market forces would dictate some better quality plumbing supplies.
I prefer American made whenever possible; in any event, though, if it's
Chinese, I won't bother installing it (so of course I won't bother
I bought Italian ball valves at an Ace Hardware a couple of years ago
and they've worked out fine. I don't wear patriotism on my sleeve, but
if a retailer sells nothing but plumbing gear that's both substandard in
quality AND made in China, well, there's two reasons they won't see my
Quite a contrast from the
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