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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
By John A. Bolz
They look nice and are easy to operate - making it easier to shut off when on vacation, etc.. The color coding is also a nice feature. I replaced exising valves in my supply box by cutting a hole in the plaster board and cutting the copper tubing. These valves support both compression (not supplied) and soldering. I soldered new copper pipe to each valve and then inserted them into the existing box and then soldered the pipes into the existing lines. The valves do require a little more heat and you need to leave the valves open while heating the connection - as per directions. They work fine!
Note: I had old washer type valves in my supply box that were leaking. I gave up trying to replace the washers as it proved difficult to unscrew them without breaking the box (it later took a lot of force on my bench vice).
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
I'm actually using these valves for water-control in an elevated deck garden. They work very well, and the hookup is very easy with standard faucet line feeds.
My only gripe (and the reason for 4 stars instead of 5) is that the control handle (remember it's a ball valve) doesn't go 0/90, it goes -45/+45. So you have to kind of "read" the valve to see if it's on or off - - or remember which way it goes. I don't know why they made this compromise from all other ball valves I've ever seen. It doesn't matter too much for my application, but it is an oddity.
So it's a 5-star except for the unconventional handle positions.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. See all 13 customer reviews...
The product was as expected, but I don't understand why the Muellar #102-209 Brass Hot wash Mach Valve was less expensive. They are the same exact value, the only difference is the color of the on/off plastic handle.