A neighbor woke up to an inch of water on their first floor from a burst
washing machine hose. Got me to worrying.
I replaced mine with braided steel hoses; even splurged and got the ones
that shut off in case of a leak.
I know the rubber ones are supposed to be replace every 5 years, or
something like that; do the steel ones every have to be routinely replace?
Nothing on the package about it.
OK. There are 1825 days in 5 years. $22 / 1825 days = $0.0120547 per day.
That tells me they should be replaced every five years. Or, if they're going
to fail sooner, try and replace them the day before that happens.
Seriously...how can anyone answer this question? The crap's made in China,
What do you suggest, replacing them when they fail?
Without sending sample out for chemical analysis there is no way to know
when your oil needs to be replaced. But you probably do it regularly. Same
On Tue, 20 Feb 2007 21:30:52 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
One day, at an office at a major seaport in California (where Chinese
imports are being inspected): One old, tired inspector looks into a
container and sees stuff he doesn't like (maybe he wished he could
afford the things). He writes "contents really are pathetic" on the
container. Other employees see this and thinks that's what they should
write on containers of Chinese goods. They are busy so they usually
just write the initials, CRAP.
Myths are often more "deluded imagination" than "great truth". Not
I just know what I find in packages. Worse, what you find packaged under a
certain brand today will probably be different next month or next year,
depending on which factory is chosen to make the stuff.
Right. I have 3 packages of theoretically identical wood screws from Home
Depot. Same package size, same UPC code, but purchased over a two year
period. There's a clear difference in the quality between the 3 packages.
Contrast: When I need stainless steel hardware that's really mint, I go to
West Marine and pay a hefty premium. No packaging, so I have idea where the
stuff comes from. But, it's consistent from one visit to the next, and it's
I don't know. I got a good 15 years out of my last set of washing machine hoses
and they were made of rubber. I replaced them as the OP did about a year ago
with stainless steel ones from Lowes. The old ones never failed... I just
started to get nervous after reading a thread similar to this one.
The PO of my house shut off the water to the washer whenever it was
not in use; he was very proud of the fact that it still had the same
rubber hoses that were there when he moved in 18 years earlier.
I replaced them anyway; but perhaps there's something to his method.
they're actually spigots, but I'm tempted to replace them with ball
valves since I have to do some neatening up in that area anyway (one of
the water lines is hanging away from the wall at some funky angle, and
it was apparently installed that way...)
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
There are single valve shut offs made for just this purpose. Go for the
good one too, worth every extra penny IMHO. Why someone hasn't designed an
electronic one that 'communicates' with the washer to turn the valves on and
off when needed is beyond me......
Yea the steel ones are just rubber inside. They are likely good for
some time longer like maybe 10 years. Even some of the non-steel ones are
looking good today.
I like the shutoffs that keep the water off except for a given time
after the button is pressed giving you enough time for a load of laundry.
Unfortunately my shut off valves are under the laundry tub, at the back.
Impractical to get back there to push a button.
A couple years ago I got a box with dual valves for it, but without ripping
everything out there is no way to install it. One of these years...
It can be remote mounted. Take a look at:
Neither is exactly what I have seen, but maybe it is no longeravailable.
However you may be able to use the information above.--Joseph Meehan Dia 's
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