View Full Version : KBI cpvc valves USA made, any opinions?
11-01-2009, 01:04 PM
I bought these KBI cpvc valves today, but not familiar with the brand. Anyone know about this company? I have a choice of Legend or KBI. Leaning toward the KBI, as it's USA made, the Legend is China (although the Legend is Teflon lined. Thanks.
ANd WHAT does teflon lining do as far as the water system is concerned? Are you going to cook with them and need the non-stick feature?
11-02-2009, 05:58 AM
Never heard of them until yesterday, got two at Ace Hardware. I had a couple of Legend cpvc valves on hand, but wanted to use the best of the two. The KBI is made differently than any ball valve I've seen, it's not a complete ball with a hole through it, it's more like a revolving door. May be good, I don't know. Thought I'd ask opinions. I only liked the 'Made in USA' label, the construction looked weird to me. The Legend (made in China) is a conventional ball, and offers no restriction to water flow when it's opened. Plus, I figured the Teflon would help it operate smoothly. Thanks again for any opinions.