Longevity of valves on PEX manifolds
I am planning on a home run installation in a new house. I never had much luck with the PVC valves currently used in residential plumbing actually working when you need them to.. They either are stuck open or will not shut off. I would try exercising them to keep them loose but they would end up leaking past the stem.
I am concerned with the poly valves used on the manifolds not doing there job 10-15 years down the road. Some manifolds offer the optional copper or brass valves, but our water has a high content of limestone and is tough on copper pipes and fittings.
I pretty much use all stainless ball valves now. Are there any manifolds that come with stainless valves? I am looking for feedback from folks who have installed these manifolds years ago and what, or if any trouble you had with them.
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