Antique Straight Stops

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Old 02-02-17, 11:46 AM
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Antique Straight Stops

I am looking to replace some of the above and they are very expensive, 50-60 each on the internet. Worse than that, they all appear to be multi-turn valves, just like the ones I am replacing which are only 9 yrs old. Does anyone know of a quality product, preferably 1/4 turn? The existing stops have porcelain cross handles.
 
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How about a picture to narrow things down a bit...

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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What is an "antique straight stop"? Is it a faucet, toilet shutoff?
 
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Old 02-02-17, 01:32 PM
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These are service stops for a bear claw tub. The supply lines come up thru the floor and these are installed 4" above the floor, so the tub faucet set can be isolated without shutting off the whole house. I replaced washers in two of these and they still won't shut off. I don't think the seats are removable.

I'll try to post a photo, but I am a real amateur. I am 72 and only had a smartphone for 3 months. I think these are pretty std stops, but finished in brite chrome and the casting looks like an old globe valve. White porcelain cross handles.
 
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Old 02-02-17, 01:51 PM
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I'll wager it's the handles that are killing you on price. I found plenty of just plated metal cross handles 1/4 turn for around $20. Here's one... https://www.faucetdirect.com/kingsto...-slip/p1504677
 
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Thanks Gun

Those are the sort of prices I was hoping for and maybe the old handles would fit the new valves. More than that, I was trying to get the 1/4 turn for reliability. The configuration is also spot on with 1/2 pipe x 3/8 compression.
 
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Old 02-02-17, 02:14 PM
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The cross handles sorta defeat one advantage of the 1/4 turn valve (easy visual of on or off), but I would think they would be close enough even with a chrome handle.
 
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