I'm plumbing in the kitchen and getting to the sink. It's all going
CPVC to braided line.
I don't want to have future trouble with the shutoff valves. Is there
any difference between the 1/4 turn and the multi turn? The multi turn I
have has a plastic stem, I'm suspicious.
Based on 40 years experience with these terrible little creatures, pay the
extra buck or two for the quarter turn ones.
Those cheap Chinese plastic stem multi-turn ones are good for one turn off
after 5 years if you are really lucky.
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Actually, it was a BrassCraft, made in the USA. Still, looks like
junk compared to the 1/4 turn I bought to replace it. It never was a
matter of money, it was a matter of connecting it all up. Plumbing is an
art, in my opinion!
I'm sold on the 1/4 turn ball valves. I installed one on my water
heater cold supply line 6 years ago. When I used it to replace the
water heater this year, it worked as I expected. The other one I
installed was a new hose bib and used the 1/4 turn. Makes turning the
water on/off so simple.
The ball is stainless steel and the housing is brass.
I wish they had one of those 1/4 turn valves available in my town that had
two outs: one for dishwater and one for hot water. There are only two
hardware stores here. I should have driven to the big city. I settled on
a multiturn but I bet it seizes in 5 years.
It's a done deal. I headed back to Lowes and got a Keeney 1/4 turn.
It takes a 1/2" brass nipple to one of those "dog eared" 90's with a
metal pipe thread and CPVC on the other side. A ridiculous amount of
money, but I feel good about it! I don't want to have trouble.
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