Re: good quality plumbing fittings
Posted by Sylvan Tieger on May 19, 2004 at 14:45:20:
In response to Re: good quality plumbing fittings
: Hi Terry and all,

: The quality of plumbing fittings available to me has been going downhill for a long time.
: I'm talking about Copper, Brass, CPVC and other materials for shut-offs, tees, elbows, etc.
: Threads aren't right, valves leak, there are large pits in castings, etc.

: The plumbing aisle guy at the big box told me to try a fitting and if it didn't work, bring it back and exchange it till I got a good one.
: Even my local plumbing house is now carrying mostly imported, cheap fittings.
: I prefer not to treat my customers as guinea pigs.

: What brands can I count on being good quality out of the box?
: Any online suppliers you can reccomend?

: Thanks and good health, Weogo

I use Walworth, stockham, Fairbanks, (Some Jenkins when available) Grinnell, Apollo, Wolverine brass for my valves.

For copper I like EPC or Stanley G Flagg for my brazed fittings .

Lee for threaded Brass (now harder to get) and "DART" unions only, except when I need dielectric unions.

Most of the junk today is a disgrace to install mostly foreign crap that is prone to failures

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