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Not like that. That crimp cracked the brass. What brand? We use Red-White mostly, sometimes Apollo or Jomar. I prefer the Jomar.
 
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I’d like to know what brand that is too please. But that looks like a factory defect. That’s a nasty crack too. Looks like it was dropped and cracked.
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Not like that. That crimp cracked the brass. What brand? We use Red-White mostly, sometimes Apollo or Jomar. I prefer the Jomar.
What do you like about the Jomar?

Mostly we use R&W.

For years one of my engineers (with whom, I have a great relationship) swears that all of the valves are essentially the same. I’ve used Jomar, but I don’t remember the difference.

I’m curious about why you were formed your opinion. And I very much prefer if I can get engineers to spec individual pieces. It makes cost control a lot easier on larger projects.
 

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The markings are the same for the Midland, wolverine brass and Bluefin.

I’ve found that bluefin is a made up brand by supplyhouse.com.

it’s all coming out of a factory in china. Bet
I love supply house .com. They beat the sh!t out of everyone else when I ordered 136 gas control valves with self ignition.
 

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What do you like about the Jomar?

Mostly we use R&W.

For years one of my engineers (with whom, I have a great relationship) swears that all of the valves are essentially the same. I’ve used Jomar, but I don’t remember the difference.

I’m curious about why you were formed your opinion. And I very much prefer if I can get engineers to spec individual pieces. It makes cost control a lot easier on larger projects.

Keep in mind each manufacturer offers multiple variations of the same style of valve but here is why I liked the Jomars we WERE getting compared to the Red-White.

Here's my post from a couple years ago......



How often do you stop them up? You know you're only supposed to use like a half a slice when you do the bread trick.

For basic ball valves the supply house sends chinese RWV brand but if you want a bleeder which I always do they send Jomar. Those Jomar valves are the kitty's titty. Talk about quality. My only complaint would be the bleeder is a bit small but other than that I love them. Very beefy, full port, stainless ball, good packing/nut, stainless nylock nut for the handle, the handle is stainless that won't bend AND it has a tag hole, and most importantly a stout stem that won't shear when the ball gets crustied up. I defy you to find a better brass ball valve.
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JP-110G - Jomar Valve

Now when I order RWV Propress ball valves WITH A BLEEDER they send one that's Made in Italy, all the other RWV valves are made in china. The Jomar's are made in China but the machining is better and they have a nicer cast surface finish too. I made a mistake in my original post, the handles/nuts are chromed steel. They also don't get that stressed look on the press joints.

They were sending me the Jomar Propress valves for a couple years but only when I ordered one with a bleeder. I only stock bleeder valves because when you need one you need one. A while back they started getting the RWV Propress valves with bleeders and dropped the Jomars.
 

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Am I the only one who wishes they could still order Left or Right valves?
 

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Yeah, or the color.😉j

We don’t use those in residential here, no good place to put them, no basements worth speaking of.
You don't have winter either.
 
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