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Old 11-22-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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bathroom sink shutoff valves

Want to replace both shutoff valves to the bathroom sink. Saw a valve in Home Depot by Brasscraft 1/4 turn for only a dollar or more than the normal shutoff valves. Are the 1/4 turn valves better? Also, any other valve that should be considered that would not be too much more? Thanks for your help.


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Old 11-22-2010, 08:50 PM   #2
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I like the 1/4 turn stops


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Old 11-22-2010, 10:42 PM   #3
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1/4 turn is way better, more reliable, and will work correctly every time. No washers to deteriorate, clog up your aerators, and keep the stops from completely closing. Go for it!
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:31 PM   #4
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You might want to get the threaded shutoff valves

I'm remodeling my guest bath, and replaced the two very old shutoff to the sink with the 1/4 turn shutoffs.

The first pair I bought needed to be soldered on, and even though I left the valves open when I soldered, they both leaked a little after I was done.

Stupidly I bought another pair just like the first and tried again, this time putting a cold, wet rag on the open valves. This time one leaked; one didn't.

So - I bought another pair, but this time with threaded connections, and bought the matching threaded connectors. I soldered the connectors to the pipes and then threaded the shutoffs on. Voila - no leaks.

Maybe I'm just not experienced enough, but I've done quite a bit of soldering, including other shutoffs in the past, and never had any problem. Because of my experience with these shutoffs, I recommend getting the ones with threaded connectors.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:58 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by gt1935 View Post
Saw a valve in Home Depot by Brasscraft
Do yourself a all valves from a plumbing supply house. Way better quality than the big box ones.

And go for the 1/4 turn.

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