If the existing valves are hard to turn, I'd suggest getting them
Where is your machine and what will the water damage if a hose ruptures?
In my personal opinion, washing machine hoses, sink hoses, and toilet
fill hoses are all very bad places to save money. (Once had a client
whose teething puppy had found the toilet fill hose. The upstairs one,
of course. While the client was away at work.)
firstname.lastname@example.org is Joshua Putnam
Our washing machine is located in the basement right next to floor
drain. But isn't there some safty device which will cut off water when
hose bursts? What is it called? In years we never turn off water when
washer is not used or we're away for length of time. Now I am thinking
about my daughter's place where there is a washer. She lives
on top floor of a high rise condo.
On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 16:22:34 -0400, mm wrote:
Mom's burst while she was washing and while she was still by the
machine.Her location is the same. That sucker sprayed everywhere until she
could figure out where to shut the water off. Luckily it only took her a
minute to shut the water off. Had it burst, it would have been a mess.
Home Depot plumbing maven said I could not add lever valve after twist
valve cause of wrong threads. But he showed me, and I bought a pair of
steel braid type hoses that come with a built in automatic shut off if
the hose breaks.
Went home. Newer machine came and the rubber hoses were in decent
shape. Since machine is in a separate garage I decided a burst hose
would do no damage except for wasted water. If I am still here in 5
years I will replace the hoses.
Thanks to all for your replies.
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