I'm writing an estimate for a job where I'll
need to connect to garden hose faucets.
Commercial buildings, some have 1/4 inch
valve stem, most have 5/16, and one had
3/8 square valve stem.
The five dollar wrench set from Harbor Freight
has some eight point sockets that should work
the garden hose faucet stem.
I already own a couple "four way" faucet keys,
but the unused ends get too close to the hose
threads. I'd rather had a socket I can put on a
Any thing out there like this?
Someone listed two very old single keys. I
bought it now. Tried em yesterday, they
do the job nicely.
The quad wrench "four way faucet key" I had
wasn't suited, as it didn't have 3/8. It was
also hitting on the spigot.
Will try them on the job some time.
The problem that sent me searching, is that the
four way faucet key got too close to the hose
threads on the outdoor assembly. I wanted some
thing where the handle was a couple inches away
from the valve stem. The items I got off Ebay
were longer, and so the turn handle is away from
the hose threads.
I don't consider follow up to be "starting a
brand new thread". It notifies the gentle
reader that there is new information in the
thread. New thread would be for example if
I changed the subject line to "Ebay find!"
Not sure what is the cause of your OCD,
but please point it some other direction.
On Friday, July 15, 2016 at 8:20:54 AM UTC-4, Stormin Mormon wrote:
We have pointed out in the past that when you add Re:
to your subject lines, some newsreaders do not
recognize the post as part of the original thread.
This is not your fault per-se, but it is a reality
and it makes it hard for some gentle readers to
follow the thread.
One solution would be for you to gently suggest that
the folks who are experiencing the problem switch to
a newsreader that does not exhibit this issue.
Another solution would be for you to be kind and not
alter the subject line of your threads so that all
newsreaders will maintain the cohesiveness of the
Which solution you choose is obviously your choice, but
I would like to point out that the vast majority of usenet
users do not add Re: to their subject lines and therefore
do not impact the gentle readers of their threads.
Please trim excess text (I did it for you).
I can't remember.
Hey, that's a new one. I may be developing new skills
which I can use in various contexts. "Hello, this is
ABC company. Bugger off." New telephone greeting.
Honest, officer, I wasn't speeding! Now, bugger off.
This is going to be as much fun as the Hawaiian salute.
The Re: is part of my news reader, and it's
common ettiquite in emails and news posts.
Frankly, I'd rather modify the subject line to
keep it relevant, and risk losing a reader or
Usenet reader lives don't much matter to me.
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