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Ben Wilson
10-29-2009, 05:53 AM
Just curious to know - what is everyone's favorite supply-line valve? Valve type, manufacturer, connection-type, etc....

I've always like Apollo ball valves with solder ends. I've replaced almost every valve in every rental I own, and I've never had a problem with 'em!

Ian Gills
10-29-2009, 05:55 AM
I like the Apollos too.

Pytheas
10-29-2009, 08:44 AM
Just curious to know - what is everyone's favorite supply-line valve? Valve type, manufacturer, connection-type, etc....

I've always like Apollo ball valves with solder ends. I've replaced almost every valve in every rental I own, and I've never had a problem with 'em!

In my other thread about valves, someone mentioned that you cant buy supply valves with solder ends cause no one sells them anymore. And that they are replaced by compression valves. - or am I an idiot and dont know what I'm talking about?

hj
10-29-2009, 09:10 AM
Compression valves for fixture supplies are one thing. Brass/bronze main line valves are a different animal all together. I use the brand the supply house carries, and Appollo is not one of them. Nibco is the most common "domestic" valve, but they also carry a couple of lower priced import lines.

Ian Gills
10-29-2009, 03:12 PM
I only buy American-made valves. It's the least I can do.

Peter Griffin
10-29-2009, 03:30 PM
Giggiddy giggidy goooooo

Apollo or Nibco, swett

AverageMe
10-30-2009, 01:45 AM
Anybody have an opinion on Arrowhead (made in Los Angeles) ball valves?

Doherty Plumbing
10-31-2009, 12:16 AM
Kitz ball valves.

Peter Griffin
10-31-2009, 05:43 AM
I like anything made in China. Since they are going to own us in another 10 years or so I might as well start sucking up now. :eek: