Lead free 3/8" FIP (female iron pipe) x 3/8" compression thread angle shutoff valve features a quarter turn ball valve with oval handle that is easy to turn off and on. It also eliminates the premature failure of plastic stems and seats found in multi-turn valves. It also prevents binding or lock-up due to mineral deposits, and virtually eliminates leaks due to long periods of inactivity. The solid, lead free, chrome plated brass construction makes this valve the best choice for homeowners and contractors alike. Manufactured to include no more than 0.25% weighted average lead content on wetted surfaces.