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Top quality Kitz brand valves at very low prices

Kitz is a leader in the valve industry. Their quality is second-to-none! We at PlumbingSupply.com® are pleased to offer Kitz brand quality brass/bronze valves to you. All Kitz valves are subjected to very strict hydrostatic pressure testing of body and seat sealing areas. Also other exhaustive testing is performed on all valves to assure you long-life service and Kitz known quality performance. Buy a Kitz valve and you will see the difference.

Kitz is a world leader in valve manufacturing.


Prop 65 warning
California Proposition 65 Warning
WARNING: These products contain lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. For more information, click here.
(California law requires this warning to be given to customers in the State of California.)

Items with lead are NOT for use in potable water systems and are only for industrial non-drinking water applications

Keepalloy® Forged Brass Ball Valves
For Potable Drinking Water

Kitz Keepalloy® Ball Valves Feature:
  • 2014 Federal Safe Drinking Water Act compliant
  • Full Port and Vented Ball
  • Two piece body with blowout proof stem
  • Maintenance free double o-ring stem seals
  • 600 PSI cold working pressure
  • 150 PSI to 366° F. hot working pressure

Size FIPS Sweat
1/4" $8.29 --
3/8" $8.79 $8.81
1/2" $9.67 $9.59
3/4" $12.68 $12.67
1" $19.98 $19.99
1-1/4" $27.48 $27.54
1-1/2" $35.87 $35.91
2" $49.98 $49.29
2-1/2" $126.95 $126.35
3" $183.37 $182.87
4" $323.12 --

Order 10, 50, 100 or more of the same Keepalloy® ball valve for extra savings!
Pricing discounts will show up in your shopping cart.

Need to seal your pipe threads? We've got you covered.
PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $0.69 or (1/2" x 520" roll) - $0.89
EXTRA THICK 4 MIL Gray PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $2.29
Great White Basic Pipe Joint Compound (1 oz.) - $2.78
High Quality TU-555 Pipe Joint Compound (4 oz.) - $7.08

To ensure our customers receive fresh products, TU-555 pipe joint compounds are non-returnable.

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Brass/Bronze Ball Valves
NOT for Potable Drinking Water

Brass/bronze ball valve
Kitz Ball Valves Feature:
  • Two-Piece Forged Brass Body
  • Chrome-Plated/Vented Ball
  • 150 PSI Saturated Steam to 366° F. (hot working pressure)
  • 600 PSI Non-shock cold water, oil, or gas (cold working pressure)
  • View ball valve dimensions in inches
  • Contains materials in CA Prop 65 chemical list

Size FIPS Sweat
Full Port Ball Valves
1/4" $8.15 - -
3/8" $8.15 - -
1/2" $7.59 $7.60
3/4" $9.94 $9.94
1" $13.74 $13.72
1-1/4" $24.05 $24.04
1-1/2" $32.78 $32.65
2" $49.12 $49.27
2-1/2" $117.40 $117.60
3" $180.45 $180.38
4" $277.46 - -

For Potable/Drinking Water Ball Valves see Keepalloy Ball Valves

Order 10, 50, 100 or more of the same item for additional savings!
Pricing discounts will show up in your shopping cart.

Need to seal your pipe threads? We've got you covered.
PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $0.69 or (1/2" x 520" roll) - $0.89
EXTRA THICK 4 MIL Gray PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $2.29
Great White Basic Pipe Joint Compound (1 oz.) - $2.78
High Quality TU-555 Pipe Joint Compound (4 oz.) - $7.08

To ensure our customers receive fresh products, TU-555 pipe joint compounds are non-returnable.

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#316 Threaded Stainless Steel Ball Valves
Suitable For Potable Drinking Water

Ball valve
These stainless steel ball valves feature:

Size FIPS
1/4" $24.51
3/8" $24.65
1/2" $29.62
3/4" $35.97
1" $49.19

Order 10, 50, 100 or more of the same item for additional savings!
Pricing discounts will show up in your shopping cart.

Need to seal your pipe threads? We've got you covered.
PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $0.69 or (1/2" x 520" roll) - $0.89
EXTRA THICK 4 MIL Gray Stainless Steel PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $2.29
Great White Basic Pipe Joint Compound (1 oz.) - $2.78
High Quality TU-555 Pipe Joint Compound (4 oz.) - $7.08

To ensure our customers receive fresh products, TU-555 pipe joint compounds are non-returnable.

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Brass/Bronze 3-Way Ball Valves
NOT for Potable Drinking Water

Brass/bronze 3-way ball valve
These brass/bronze ball valves feature:
  • Three-way forged brass body
  • L-Port Design with Chrome-Plated Ball
  • 150 PSI at 300°F
  • 400 PSI Non-shock cold water, oil, or gas
  • View 3-Way ball valve dimensions in inches
  • Contains materials in CA Prop 65 chemical list

Size FIPS
1/4" $28.83
3/8" $28.79
1/2" $25.90
3/4" $35.88
1" $47.41
1-1/4" $74.93
1-1/2" $87.50
2" $125.84
3" $389.50
Size Sweat
1/2" $25.98
3/4" $35.78

Please note: These valves have an "L-port".

Order 10, 50, 100 or more of the same item for additional savings!
Pricing discounts will show up in your shopping cart.

Need to seal your pipe threads? We've got you covered.
PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $0.69 or (1/2" x 520" roll) - $0.89
EXTRA THICK 4 MIL Gray PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $2.29
Great White Basic Pipe Joint Compound (1 oz.) - $2.78
High Quality TU-555 Pipe Joint Compound (4 oz.) - $7.08

To ensure our customers receive fresh products, TU-555 pipe joint compounds are non-returnable.

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Brass/Bronze Gates Valves
NOT for Potable Drinking Water

Brass/bronze gates valve
Kitz brand gates valves feature:
  • Durable forged brass body with screw-in bonnet
  • Non-rising stem
  • Solid wedge disc
  • Rated Class 125 -- 125 PSI WSP, 200 PSI WOG
  • View gate valve dimensions in inches
  • Contains materials in CA Prop 65 chemical list

Size FIPS Sweat
1/4" $9.12 - -
3/8" $9.36 - -
1/2" $8.84 $8.56
3/4" $9.56 $9.54
1" $12.88 $12.85
1-1/4" $17.27 $17.31
1-1/2" $19.88 $19.81
2" $37.88 $37.59
2-1/2" $77.63 - -
3" $94.37 $133.01
4" $309.54 - -

Order 10, 50, 100 or more of the same item for additional savings!
Pricing discounts will show up in your shopping cart.

Need to seal your pipe threads? We've got you covered.
PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $0.69 or (1/2" x 520" roll) - $0.89
EXTRA THICK 4 MIL Gray PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $2.29
Great White Basic Pipe Joint Compound (1 oz.) - $2.78
High Quality TU-555 Pipe Joint Compound (4 oz.) - $7.08

To ensure our customers receive fresh products, TU-555 pipe joint compounds are non-returnable.

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For Potable/Drinking Water Shut-Off Valves see Keepalloy Ball Valves


Brass/Bronze Globe Valves
NOT for Potable Drinking Water

Brass/bronze globe valve
These globe valves from Kitz feature:
  • Durable bronze body
  • Screw-in bonnet, rising stem, and integral seat
  • Rated Class 100 -- 100 PSI WSP, 150 PSI WOG
  • View globe valve dimensions in inches
  • Contains materials in CA Prop 65 chemical list

Size FIPS
1/4" $14.93
3/8" $14.19
1/2" $13.29
3/4" $15.84
1" $21.92
1-1/4" $33.37
1-1/2" $42.99
2" $52.76
3" $142.64

Order 10, 50, 100 or more of the same item for additional savings!
Pricing discounts will show up in your shopping cart.

Need to seal your pipe threads? We've got you covered.
PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $0.69 or (1/2" x 520" roll) - $0.89
EXTRA THICK 4 MIL Gray PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $2.29
Great White Basic Pipe Joint Compound (1 oz.) - $2.78
High Quality TU-555 Pipe Joint Compound (4 oz.) - $7.08

To ensure our customers receive fresh products, TU-555 pipe joint compounds are non-returnable.

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For Potable/Drinking Water Shut-Off Valves see Keepalloy Ball Valves


Keepalloy® Class 125 Bronze Swing Check Valves
Suitable For Potable Drinking Water

Potable/Drinking Water bronze swing check valve
These Keepalloy® swing check valves feature:

Size FIPS Sweat
1/2" $23.67 $23.69
3/4" $39.24 $39.27
1" $48.24 $48.59
1-1/4" $77.91 $77.62
1-1/2" $98.23 $98.88
2" $143.67 $143.58

Order 10, 50, 100 or more of the same item for additional savings!
Pricing discounts will show up in your shopping cart.

Need to seal your pipe threads? We've got you covered.
PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $0.69 or (1/2" x 520" roll) - $0.89
EXTRA THICK 4 MIL Gray PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $2.29
Great White Basic Pipe Joint Compound (1 oz.) - $2.78
High Quality TU-555 Pipe Joint Compound (4 oz.) - $7.08

To ensure our customers receive fresh products, TU-555 pipe joint compounds are non-returnable.

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Don't run out in the middle of a project! Stock up on Potable/Drinking Water solder and new brushes.


Bronze Swing Check Valves
NOT for Potable Drinking Water

Bronze swing check valve
These swing check valves feature:
  • Horizontal swing type disc
  • Durable bronze body with integral seat
  • Rated Class 125 -- 125 PSI Saturated Steam Pressure, 200 PSI W.O.G.
  • View bronze swing check dimensions in inches
  • Contains materials in CA Prop 65 chemical list

Size FIPS Sweat
1/4" $14.87 - -
3/8" $17.33 - -
1/2" $17.29 $17.34
3/4" $21.74 $21.71
1" $31.54 $31.57
1-1/4" $42.98 $42.99
1-1/2" $47.49 $47.31
2" $81.83 $81.29
3" $194.29 - -
4" $329.65 - -

Order 10, 50, 100 or more of the same item for additional savings!
Pricing discounts will show up in your shopping cart.

Need to seal your pipe threads? We've got you covered.
PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $0.69 or (1/2" x 520" roll) - $0.89
EXTRA THICK 4 MIL Gray PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $2.29
Great White Basic Pipe Joint Compound (1 oz.) - $2.78
High Quality TU-555 Pipe Joint Compound (4 oz.) - $7.08

To ensure our customers receive fresh products, TU-555 pipe joint compounds are non-returnable.

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Bronze Spring Check Valves (AKA Lift Check Valves)
NOT for Potable Drinking Water

Bronze spring check valve
These Kitz spring check valves feature:

Size FIPS Sweat
3/8" (non Kitz brand) $14.99 - -
1/2" $17.79 $17.89
3/4" $19.68 $19.79
1" $29.49 - -
1-1/4" $35.87 - -
1-1/2" $42.78 - -
2" $59.84 - -

Order 10, 50, 100 or more of the same item for additional savings!
Pricing discounts will show up in your shopping cart.

Need to seal your pipe threads? We've got you covered.
PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $0.69 or (1/2" x 520" roll) - $0.89
EXTRA THICK 4 MIL Gray PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $2.29
Great White Basic Pipe Joint Compound (1 oz.) - $2.78
High Quality TU-555 Pipe Joint Compound (4 oz.) - $7.08

To ensure our customers receive fresh products, TU-555 pipe joint compounds are non-returnable.

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Bronze Wye Strainers
NOT for Potable Drinking Water

Bronze wye strainer
This wye strainer from Kitz features:
  • Durable y-pattern design
  • #304 Stainless steel punched screen with .055 holes (equals 11 mesh)
  • Rated Class 150 -- 150 PSI WSP, 300 PSI WOG
  • View wye strainer dimensions in inches
  • Use with close nipple and ball valve for quick easy flushing
  • Contains materials in CA Prop 65 chemical list

Inlet/Outlet
Size
Drain Size FIPS
1/4" 1/4" $19.52
3/8" 1/4" $19.78
1/2" 1/4" $18.58
3/4" 1/4" $32.79
1" 1/2" $44.77
1-1/4" 1/2" $57.39
1-1/2" 3/4" $69.77
2" 1" $91.46
Sweat
3/4" 1/4" $32.43

Order 10, 50, 100 or more of the same item for additional savings!
Pricing discounts will show up in your shopping cart.

Optional Close Nipples and Ball Valves for flushing Wye Strainers

picture of a stainless steel nipple
Stainless Steel
Close Nipples - Type 304

Size Price & Quantity
1/4" x Close $1.74
1/2" x Close $2.66
3/4" x Close $3.59
1" x Close $4.70

Brass/bronze ball valve
Brass Ball Valves - Full Port
Not for potable water - 600 psi

Size / Description Price & Quantity
1/4" FIPS $8.15
1/2" FIPS $7.59
3/4" FIPS $9.94
1" FIPS $13.74

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Need to seal your pipe threads? We've got you covered.
PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $0.69 or (1/2" x 520" roll) - $0.89
EXTRA THICK 4 MIL Gray PTFE Tape (1/2" x 260" roll) - $2.29
Great White Basic Pipe Joint Compound (1 oz.) - $2.78
High Quality TU-555 Pipe Joint Compound (4 oz.) - $7.08

To ensure our customers receive fresh products, TU-555 pipe joint compounds are non-returnable.


We have sold hundreds of these Kitz brand valves to the world famous Sierra Nevada Brewery which has used them in many areas of their ultra-modern, top-rated, world famous brewery. View some other major companies we have shipped to.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. "I wish to purchase the solder type valves. Can they be soldered in place, or should they be disassembled before heating them?"
A. As long as you have some experience with soldering; you shouldn't have any problems. Most beginners tend to overheat their fittings and joints, and so, if you are brand new to soldering, you might want to consider purchasing threaded valves instead of solder types. The valve should be left in place when soldering and not taken apart. According to Kitz, you should leave the valve fully open before heating. First you preheat the valve evenly to about 212 degrees. Also preheat the tubing close to the valve before soldering the valve. Then heat the valve (where you want the solder to flow to). Don't heat the valve body more than one minute and remember, most people tend to over heat. As soon as the solder has become solid, wet the body with a wet cloth to cool it down. Don't open the valve or move anything until the valve body has totally cooled down. Flush the valve and the tube interior with water as soon as the piping work has been completed.

Q. "I am confused about the difference between NPT threads and IPS threads. I need to add a ball valve on old galvanized pipe, and I assumed it was IPS threads, so I thought that I would get an IPS ball valve, but IPS means iron pipe straight thread and galvanized and black iron pipe are tapered. I got myself confused, so could you clarify this?"
A. Just to make it clear, National Pipe Tapered Thread (NPT) is a US standard for tapered threads used on threaded pipes and fittings. NPT compatibility examples are Male NPT also known as Male Pipe Thread (MPT) and Female NPT also known as Female Pipe Thread (FPT). And an IPS is an abbreviation of Iron Pipe Straight Thread which is the Generic Name for Straight Pipe Thread (NPSH). NPT and NPS/IPS are the pipe thread standards. IPS, nowadays, is known simply as Iron Pipe Size and is tapered thread.

Q. "Do you carry valves with drains to prevent freezing?"
A. Sorry, but we don't stock self-draining valves.

Q. "Spring vs Swing?"
A. Spring loaded means it has a spring. It tends to seal better (best for potable water pumps), but the spring will wear out easier and does take more pressure to open it. A swing check works on the gravity principle (more reliable in the long run), and it take less pressure to open it, minimizing pressure loss (best for sump, pond, fountain, sewage pumps). A swing check can be used for horizontal or vertical mounting for fluid flowing upward. However, swing check valves are not recommended for applications where frequent reversal of water flow occurs as this can cause the valve (swing disk) to fluctuate rapidly resulting in valve chatter or water hammer noise. Spring check valves are better suited for this type of application and may also be installed horizontally or vertically with upward fluid flow.

Q. "Will these valves hold up to freezing (not break)?"
A. Water subjected to freezing conditions in ANY brand of valve (even if the walls are many times as thick as what we offer) will cause the valve to break. The strength of water expanding during freezing is much greater than any brass valve can withstand.

Q. "Can I use Kitz brass ball valves for hot and cold shower supply lines?"
A. Yes, these Kitz brand ball valves will take 600 PSI pressure for cold water and 150 PSI for hot water up to 366° F. These are very adequate valves for this type of use.

Q. "What is an L-port style of valve?"
A. The Kitz 3 Way Ball valves offered on this page are considered L-Port valves and are designed to be used as a diverter valve. By moving the handle the center port can connect a full flow of water to either one side port or to the other side port. It is not capable of providing a full flow to both side ports at the same time.
A T-Port valve is designed to connect a full flow of water from the center port to either one side port or the other side port or both side ports at the same time, depending on how the handle is moved.

Q. "Why do you prefer to sell Kitz brand valves?"
A. Because of our customer satisfaction level with these great quality valves. We receive many repeat customers with Kitz and it is extremely rare that we ever get one back.

Q. "Can globe valves be used in place of a gate valve?"
A. All globe valves aren't "full flow" as the design of a globe valve won't allow that. Globe valves are good for throttling water flow to a certain speed or volume.

Q. "What does W.O.G. stand for?"
A. Water Oil Gas.

Q. "I've been told that when shopping for ball valves it's most important to make sure the valves are 'full port'. Do you agree?"
A. In most cases/applications we believe that the quality of a valve is more critical because a slightly throttled flow will not impede much flow as the velocity will simply increase - causing some friction loss through the valve but very little as it's for such a very short distance.

Q. "Why are some of these fittings, valves, and nipples not for potable water?"
A. Starting January 1st of 2010, California and Vermont enacted new low lead laws. Effective January 2014, our U.S. Congress also passed the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act (public law P.L. 111-380) which revised the Safe Drinking Water Act definition of "lead free" to mean 0.25% or less (weighted average) in pipes and fixture fittings used for potable water. Before then these top quality brass products were legal for potable water and used throughout the world and actually contain much less lead than products manufactured before the 1980's.

Q. "I'm hearing a lot about lead-free these days. What does that have to do with plumbing products and how does the new lead-free legislation affect me?"
A. Basically, the laws implemented Jan. 1st, 2014 require plumbing products that come in contact with drinking water to be "essentially lead free" (less than 0.25% weighted average). For further information about how the law determines what is "lead free", rules regarding which plumbing products must be "lead free", and who these laws will affect, please click here.

Q. "What is Keepalloy®?"
A. Keepalloy® is a globally patented lead-free copper alloy that uses bismuth and selenium instead of lead. Developed by Kitz and NSF certified, this lead-free brass meets the most rigorous criteria for lead-free systems worldwide, including California's AB1953 and Vermont's Act 193 (S.152).


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