Good/Best tankless heater valve kit

Discussion in 'Tankless Water Heater Forum' started by jzz30, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. jzz30

    jzz30 New Member

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    Hi all, this is an awesome forum! Just happened upon it doing some browsing and I have to say it is quite informative :cool:

    In any case, does anyone have an input or opinions on a good brand of tankless water heater service valve kit? I have a steibel electric tempra 24 being mounted flat on a wall but don't seem to know which brand(s) may be better or worse as far as reliability, especially with leaking problems.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Scott D. Plumber

    Scott D. Plumber In the Trades

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    Personal opinion:
    1. Webstones current kit is junk. Valves are always stuck and they tend to leak in weird places. THe unions also can be problematic. I no longer use them.
    2. Simbario is a good kit but can have the same problem with the tiny handles sticking, like all the others with small handle valves. I give it a 8.
    3. Brass craft...yuck. Looks like it was made in a garage. Give it a 3.
    4. Jomar - Full handle valves best unions going and compact. I give it a 9. IT would get a 10 if it had separate valves for the flush port. THey use a 3-way ball to change flow directions for the flush port.
    5. THe kits offered by the tankless mfg'ers other than Webstones are pretty much similar. Small handle valves I don't like adn quality varies. Probably a 4-7 for me.

    So for me it's easy...JOMAR!
     
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  4. jzz30

    jzz30 New Member

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    sorry for the late followup, but thanks for the info, it is very valuable!

    I haven't had much luck sourcing the jomar 810-514 out here in CA, nobody even wants to order it for me!!! :(
     
  5. hangfive

    hangfive New Member

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    I know this is kind of late, but this might help someone else. I found the Jomar on **** from several places for $95 shipped. Webstone's is cheaper at around $65 shipped on e-bay.
     
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