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  • BrassCraft valve problem

    I know there was a thread a while back about Brasscraft 1/4 turn valves w/stem problems.I went to change out a kitchen fct. for a friend today,he had the water shut off to the fct.for a year,as soon as I opened the angle stops they leaked like a sieve,both hot and cold. These photos show a new OCR19(these are not 1/4 turn valves) on the right and a 10 year old OCR19 out of the house on the left,notice how the plastic stem is almost 1/3 gone on the old,has this been a problem before on these valves?House is on Lake Michigan water out of the Jardine filtration plant.
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    Last edited by leakfree; 06-12-2010, 12:24 PM.
    Steve in the trade since 73 doing new residential/Commercial work

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    Re: BrassCraft valve problem

    very common problem i see out here. the plastic stem didn't hold up well to the chlorine and chloramines in the city water.

    they have redesigned the plastic to prevent this.

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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