1/2" ProPEX Brass Ball Valve (Large Bore) Zoom

1/2" ProPEX Brass Ball Valve (Large Bore)

SKU:LF4815050

Brand: Uponor (Wirsbo)

Uponor (Wirsbo)
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$14.95
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Specs

Size: 1/2"
PEX Size: 1/2"
Features: Lead Free
Body Pattern: Straight
Material: Brass
Application: Plumbing
Heating
Max Pressure (PSI): 200 psi
Warranty: 5-Year Limited Warranty
Standards Met: ASTM F1960
NSF
ASTM F877
Fitting System Compatibility: Expander (ProPEX)
Tubing Compatibility: PEX
Max Temp (F): 200°F

Description for Uponor (Wirsbo) LF4815050

ProPEX LF Brass Ball Valves are intended as an in-line, shut-off valve for PEX-a. This fittings is not for use with glycol systems.

Uponor's lead-free brass transition fittings, valves and wall boxes carry the NSF us-pw-G marking for lead-free compliance to meet state lead-free legislation, and exceed the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act. Now you can combine lead-free brass fittings with Uponor's PEX tubing, EP offering and ProPEX Out-of-the-Wall Support System for a complete lead-free solution from the inlet to the faucet. The new lead-free offerings feature Uponor's unique ProPEX fitting system for strong, durable connections without the need for torches, glues, solvents or gauges.

1/2" ProPEX Brass Ball Valve (Large Bore)

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3.6

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          • Personal (6), Business (4)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Worth the extra cost

        Installed these at a community pool where they will be exposed to hot temps in summer and very cold winters as the room is a shuttered snack bar. These seem more substantial and durable...Read complete review

        Installed these at a community pool where they will be exposed to hot temps in summer and very cold winters as the room is a shuttered snack bar. These seem more substantial and durable than the standard ball valves that are offered. Haven't seen any leak in the two years I've been using them. The small valve handles can get a little stiff in hard water situations if not turned on/off frequently.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Doesn't look like Uponor bored out right

        I got these in both 1/2" and 3/4". The 1/2" is fine. The 3/4 looks like they punched / cut the brass roughly but didn't...Read complete review

        I got these in both 1/2" and 3/4". The 1/2" is fine. The 3/4 looks like they punched / cut the brass roughly but didn't bore/ream it out after that. The result looks like it will cause restriction / reduced flow (the hole looks only slightly bigger than the 1/2" "large bore". PexSupply called Uponor who says this is correct - i can't imagine how? I'm not expected full port, but this just looks wrong. I'm using these to feed recirc line and high flow valves on roman tub and multi head shower. Think i'll use normal 3/4" sweat valve with the propex adapters in stead and return

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        5.0

        Works great with ProPex fittings

        By Marmot

        from Longmont CO

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              Comments about 3/4" ProPEX Brass Ball Valve (Large Bore):

              High quality and quick to use with ProPex tool and rings. No need to have a dry joint to enable solder connection.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
               
              4.0

              Decent

              By chemplumb

              from Pittsburgh, PA

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                    Comments about 3/4" ProPEX Brass Ball Valve (Large Bore):

                    Used these with aquapex tubing for 3/4" water lines feeding the emergency eyewash stations at the chemical plant where I work. I love the streamlined aspect, both pleasing to the eye, conducive to minimized snagging and more facile turning during on-site installation. Although some reviewers disparage the handle for its minimal size/leverage, I've not had any difficulty w/ them. They are somewhat tighter but still easy to use. Thus, I might have even given them a higher rating, except that I had once received one defective (did not fully seal).

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                    • Business

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    large bore is not full bore

                    By Mike

                    from Niskayuna, NY

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                          Comments about 3/4" ProPEX Brass Ball Valve (Large Bore):

                          I bought these for hydronic heating. I agree that a larger handle would be better but the head los has to be greater than full bore for these. I am gioing to return these and use sweat ball valves with ProPex fittings since I am feeding a monoflow tee.

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                          • Personal

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Handle too short

                          By Albany Landlord

                          from Albany NY

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                                Comments about ProPEX LF Brass Ball Valve (Large Bore), 1/2" PEX x 1/2" PEX:

                                This is obviously effective for those using propoex fittings and high quality, and the full bore allows plenty of flow. I have found however, that the short handle doesn't provide enough leverage and once things start to stick I need pliers or something to open and close it.

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                                • Business

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Doesn't look like Uponor bored out right

                                By shenandoah75

                                from Deland, FL

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                                      Comments about 3/4" ProPEX Brass Ball Valve (Large Bore):

                                      I got these in both 1/2" and 3/4". The 1/2" is fine. The 3/4 looks like they punched / cut the brass roughly but didn't bore/ream it out after that. The result looks like it will cause restriction / reduced flow (the hole looks only slightly bigger than the 1/2" "large bore". PexSupply called Uponor who says this is correct - i can't imagine how? I'm not expected full port, but this just looks wrong. I'm using these to feed recirc line and high flow valves on roman tub and multi head shower. Think i'll use normal 3/4" sweat valve with the propex adapters in stead and return

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                                      • Personal
                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Questionable QC

                                      By FJP

                                      from Massachusetts

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                                            Comments about 3/4" ProPEX Brass Ball Valve (Large Bore):

                                            1 valve out of the 4 I purchased did not fully close and leaked when placed in service....

                                            25% failure rate for a ball valve is unacceptable, at least to me...

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                                            4.0

                                            Quality at its best

                                            By Diabner

                                            from Berrien Springs, MI

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                                                  Comments about ProPEX LF Brass Ball Valve (Large Bore), 1/2" PEX x 1/2" PEX:

                                                  Love the look of it and it is top quality. I would like if its handle were twice the length for better turning leverage.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  will buy more

                                                  By ed

                                                  from new fairfield ct

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                                                        Comments about ProPEX LF Brass Ball Valve (Large Bore), 1/2" PEX x 1/2" PEX:

                                                        easy to use, hooked up laundry room with no problems

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Does the job

                                                        By shorts365

                                                        from eugene, or

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                                                              Comments about ProPEX LF Brass Ball Valve (Large Bore), 1/2" PEX x 1/2" PEX:

                                                              Used where full flow (full port) ball valve wasn't needed to save a few $$.
                                                              Smooth operation after a few stiff initial open/close cycles.

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                                                              4.0

                                                              Worth the extra cost

                                                              By Schwendy

                                                              from Pittsburgh, PA

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                                                                    Comments about ProPEX LF Brass Ball Valve (Large Bore), 1/2" PEX x 1/2" PEX:

                                                                    Installed these at a community pool where they will be exposed to hot temps in summer and very cold winters as the room is a shuttered snack bar. These seem more substantial and durable than the standard ball valves that are offered. Haven't seen any leak in the two years I've been using them. The small valve handles can get a little stiff in hard water situations if not turned on/off frequently.

                                                                    • Primary use:
                                                                    • Business

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                                                                    • ProPEX LF Brass Ball Valve (Large Bore), 1/2" PEX x 1/2" PEX

                                                                      Q:

                                                                      Why can't these valves be used with Glycol systems? What is an alternative that can be used with Glycol systems?
                                                                      Asked on 11/16/2011 by Anonymous

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                                                                        A:

                                                                        Uponor does not make any ProPEX ball valves that are compatible with glycol. We are not sure why they do not recommend the valves with glycol, but it may have something to do with the gasket material. Our only suggestion would be to use a standard threaded ball valve with ProPEX adapters.

                                                                        Answered on 11/16/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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                                                                        I called uponor today and asked this question. They told me that it is due to the material used to seat the ball valve. They said it would leak! I was told they made one but stopped due to low demand. I feel it's because they want you to buy a more expensive manifold!

                                                                        Answered on 1/17/2012 by Shanks from Catskill NY
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                                                                      Do you have replacement handles for the Pex Brass Ball Valve
                                                                      Asked on 7/15/2011 by Anonymous

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                                                                        A:

                                                                        Unfortunately, the handles are not available as a replacement part.

                                                                        Answered on 7/20/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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