Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
Need to contact us? Visit https://heatinghelp.com/contact-us/.
Click here to Find a Contractor in your area.

Ever seen this?

Options
bruce_21
bruce_21 Member Posts: 241
Customer called when he tried to shut off this valve. It broke in two and water went everywhere until he shut off the main. They have pretty bad city water and sediment. The white stuff is some rubbery silicone he put on it to stop it leaking. I soldered in a really American made valve. Note the handle name logo: "American Valve" and underneath where no one will notice it is stamped "china"



Comments

  • GBart
    GBart Member Posts: 746
    Options
    Contact Us
    American Valve, Inc
    4321 Piedmont Pkwy
    Greensboro, NC 27410

    Sales
    Phone: 1-800-645-0101
    Fax: 1-800-876-0109

    Corporate
    Phone: 336-668-0554
    Fax: 336-668-4070

    Email
    sales@americanvalve.com

    American Valve ---- made in China, wow
    Henry
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
    Options
    I believe American Valve has been "made in China" for several years now. Sad.....
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
    NY_Rob
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,144
    Options
    Dezincification, often caused by high levels of chlorine or other water issues. My guess. It can and has happened to pex fittings any of the earlier alloys, that were not alloyed to handle aggressive water conditions.

    The epoxy repair will not help with a warranty claim :)
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    kcoppChrisJ