American Valve

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Cass, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    Low*s has stopped carying Watts PRVs and started carying American Valve Brand.

    The Watts valves were 25% less than what my supply house sold them for.

    Does anyone know if American Valve products are imported like most or know if the PRVs are any good.

    jimbo you are good at what companys are owned by who.
  2. GrumpyPlumber

    GrumpyPlumber Licensed Grump

    Jun 18, 2007
    Plumber, self employed
    Licensed Grump
    Just looked on their affiliate links, no mention of other companies that I could see.
    I think these guys are solo, but thats just from a brief look at the website.
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  4. Dunbar Plumbing

    Dunbar Plumbing Master Plumber

    Apr 18, 2005
    Service Plumber, Outdoor Temperature Relief Owner
    Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati Area
    I stick with what's tried and true, not price most times. Lowes has been selling those american valves for some time.....have no clue what their PRV's withstand.

    I'm not fond of Wilkins either...
  5. chenyufen4

    chenyufen4 New Member

    Sep 8, 2012
    sales manager
  6. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    A building PRV is no place to try to save 5 bucks or 25 bucks even. You will be repaid with poor performance and lack of reliability.

    At my condo ...of 13 buildings ( 1985 contstruction) 11 still have the original Honeywell Braukmann PRV. We do static and dynaming pressure tests every month. No worries mate.
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