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Difference between a $14 and $80 vacuum relief valve?

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Jells
Jells Member Posts: 576
I'm baffled. Setting up a DWH and on Supplyhouse in the 1st 3 hits I see there's 3/4 valves from an $80 Zurn to a $45 Watts down to a $13.50 Cash-Acme. That's quite a variation for what should be doing the same job. What's up with that, what am I missing? It can't be the Zurn is so much better, I had one go bad on another tank.

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  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,916
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    Quality 
    workmanship
    longevity

    to name a few!

    wmgeorge
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,876
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    $66. Even I know that.
    reggiCLamb
  • Jells
    Jells Member Posts: 576
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    HVACNUT said:

    $66. Even I know that.

    As I suspected. I would be a happy man if I always got what I paid for. I know people who go to great lengths to convince themselves they always get what they pay for. Maybe the peace of mind is worth it?
  • dopey27177
    dopey27177 Member Posts: 887
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    Think about which valves are repairable. Which valves do not change the body types so repair parts are always available for that size and model valve, In that context the more expensive valve may be the cheapest.
    Jake
    DJD775Larry Weingarten