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    Default Favorite valve?

    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!

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    I like the Apollos too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Wilson View Post
    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?

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    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.

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    I only buy American-made valves. It's the least I can do.

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    Giggiddy giggidy goooooo

    Apollo or Nibco, swett

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    Anybody have an opinion on Arrowhead (made in Los Angeles) ball valves?

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    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.

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