I have some of those seemingly cheap valves for 30 years in a house, without any issues. I know disasters happen fast, but they happen to the hoses even more often.
Has anyone had to go to a house where these valves exploded? They were US made and perhaps they used a good plastic with good quality control.
I think you could call these the original sharkbite concept.
Last edited by Terry; 11-01-2012 at 06:48 PM.
Best thing to do with them is to cut the off and put on some 1/4 turn metal valves.
You've got plenty of pipe sticking out, but to get any new valve to fit, you'll have to clean the paint off. I think I'd just cut them off, sand the pain off, and install some new ones, either compression, or solder on. Solder may be required if the pipe ends up scratched up, but if you're careful, a compression valve should seal fine.
Important note - I'm not a pro
Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013
amazingly small stop valves, with the high cost of fixing water damage what a poor place to save money.
Ive seen $60 garbage disposers in $400,000 homes , but they usually dont cause massive damage