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    a friend of mine in another state emailed me this photo of a 1/2'' ball valve. as you can see, this is a little ruff. since the handle is missing and this is the only photo that he can get, i need some help to i.d. it.

    the little that i can make out shows an "aga" logo on it. how long ago did threaded ball valves switch over from "aga" to "csa" stamps?

    anyone have some thoughts on this. i'm stumped at this point

    thanks,

    rick.
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    phoebe it is

  • #2
    Re: Need Help Identifying This Valve

    Rick, we usually count on your to know this stuff. I'll see if anyone knows around here.

    Josh

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    • #3
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      thanks, josh.

      i'm very limited at this point with the picture that my friend can supply. i would like to see the otherside or handle.

      the best i can make out is the "aga" logo.

      i'm hoping that one of the oldtimers can pull through with some info.

      still stumped

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
        Re: Need Help Identifying This Valve

        Rick, AGA just stands for American Gas Association right? CSA is Canadian Standards Association? They dont really have anything to do with each other do they. I have no idea nor does anyone around here when AGA no longer was printed on fittings.

        Are you looking for a match to the fitting?

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        • #5
          Re: Need Help Identifying This Valve

          Rick,

          I'm not sure why you are trying to identify the valve as it looks fairly generic. As Josh posted the CSA is Canadian Standards Association and AGA is American Gas Association.

          As I recall, ball valves were not approved for use in natural gas until sometimes in the mid 90's so it is not very old. If you really need to know what kind it is you may want to check with AGA to see who makes an AGA approved ball valve.

          Mark
          "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

          I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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          • #6
            Re: Need Help Identifying This Valve

            Originally posted by Josh View Post
            I have no idea nor does anyone around here when AGA no longer was printed on fittings.
            Okay I just found information which states AGA turned all of their testing over to CSA on July 20, 1999. That narrows down the date a little bit.

            Mark
            Last edited by ToUtahNow; 03-05-2007, 06:40 PM.
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            • #7
              Re: Need Help Identifying This Valve

              I wonder if it might be an old plug style curb stop. A.Y. McDonald or Mueller possibly?
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              • #8
                Re: Need Help Identifying This Valve

                Originally posted by BadgerDave View Post
                I wonder if it might be an old plug style curb stop. A.Y. McDonald or Mueller possibly?
                You can tell it is not a curb stop based on the handle attachment. It is definitely a ball valve and so far I have eliminated Apollo, A.Y. McDonald, Braukmann, Jomar, KITZ, Legend, Matco-Norca, Nibco, Red & White, Taizhou Yonghe and W&F Manufacturing.

                Mark
                Last edited by ToUtahNow; 03-05-2007, 07:38 PM.
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                • #9
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                  thank's for the research.

                  i believe it's going to be an import make. typically china or italian.

                  the other side of the valve would be helpfull, but can't get a photo for 2 weeks. it would be nice to know prior to this time.

                  do we still get ball valves that are stamped with the "aga" stamp, or has it all been "csa"

                  i was under the impression that csa is universal and is accepted here in the usa.

                  where is bob with all the research data

                  thanks for all the input so far.

                  still stumped

                  i need to id this valve so as to match it up exactly.

                  a common replacement would only cost $5.00. but i need this model for testing. at least that's what i've been told

                  i looked through some old stock. even went to some hardware stores to match up. no luck yet.

                  appreciate all the help so far

                  maybe a bloodhound or a dog can sniff out the valve

                  rick.
                  phoebe it is

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                  • #10
                    Re: Need Help Identifying This Valve

                    Rick,

                    It looks like anything marked with AGA after 7/20/99 is old stock. AGA turned ALL of their testing over to CSA as of 7/20/99.

                    Mark

                    BTW: You know there will not be a name on the body of the valve as it is on the handle?
                    Last edited by ToUtahNow; 03-05-2007, 07:47 PM.
                    "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

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                    • #11
                      Re: Need Help Identifying This Valve

                      Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                      Rick,

                      It looks like anything marked with AGA after 7/20/99 is old stock. AGA turned ALL of their testing over to CSA as of 7/20/99.

                      Mark
                      now that's what i'm talking about, thank's mark

                      where did you research that? that's the impression i was under, but didn't have the data.

                      rick.
                      phoebe it is

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                      • #12
                        Re: Need Help Identifying This Valve

                        I found this ball valve that looks a whole lot like yours,if you blow up both pics they look the same.AGA approved,by Watts.

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                          now that's what i'm talking about, thank's mark

                          where did you research that? that's the impression i was under, but didn't have the data.

                          rick.
                          google search
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                          • #14
                            Re: Need Help Identifying This Valve

                            Originally posted by Pipe Bursting View Post
                            I found this ball valve that looks a whole lot like yours,if you blow up both pics they look the same.AGA approved,by Watts.
                            I would say the Watt's GBV looks the closest to anything I have seen so far.
                            "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                            I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Need Help Identifying This Valve

                              Question: We need to know this, why? Is he going to get rebuild parts for what looks like a 1/2" or 3/4" crusted up, over the hill, ball valve?
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