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Old 12-01-2010, 09:58 AM   #16
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Why anyone would have anything other than steel braided lines is beyond me....

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Old 12-01-2010, 10:13 AM   #17
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Why anyone would have anything other than steel braided lines is beyond me....
Because rubber ones were already installed when I bought my 40year old house 13 years ago. Now I am scared! I was all happy and content not thinking about this.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:21 AM   #18
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Because rubber ones were already installed when I bought my 40year old house 13 years ago. Now I am scared! I was all happy and content not thinking about this.
Well ...more accurately because for the last 13 years you didn't know to replace the ones that were there when you moved in...now you do...so what are you waiting for? I've moved a few times over the years...and the washer doesn't get hooked up until its with braided lines. simple inexpensive solution. You're welcome!
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Braided is important but not all braided are non burst. Number 1 claim in US is from broken Washer hoses that can pour all bay while you are at work
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Braided is important but not all braided are non burst.
I did not know that...please elaborate.
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never had an issue with my hoses. however.....2 days after i returned home from an extended absence, my cold water valve cracked and would have destroyed my laundry room if i had not been in the house. i still kick myself when i think about what might have happened if it had cracked while i was away.
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I did not know that...please elaborate.

The Non-burst lines will actually say Non Burst. am not sure if it is the chemical composition or what but my understand is that the inside of a braided hose can still burst... I like to say it like this
Bad- Rubber Hoses- Will always burst when you are not home
Better- Braided Hoses- But I recommend staying away from the ones that say they will shut off the water if the tube burst... They are not good for washing machines because a washing machine signals it to shut off when it starts at full blast- also can restrict water to the point washer does not fill
Best- Non Burst Braided Hoses
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never had an issue with my hoses. however.....2 days after i returned home from an extended absence, my cold water valve cracked and would have destroyed my laundry room if i had not been in the house. i still kick myself when i think about what might have happened if it had cracked while i was away.
I turn the water and gas off if I go away unless it is winter. I had a customer who came home to Water coming through her Basement window from a broken water line when she was away. She was like my 3rd customer
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We had an upstairs bathroom sink line burst and it ran for a week or more..... luckily our insurance covered the damages....... new floors upstairs in the bath and down in the kitchen, new ceiling in kitchen and basement, new cabinets, etc.
No fun at all...... you'd think the water company would have contacted us, but noooooooo.....

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We had an upstairs bathroom sink line burst and it ran for a week or more..... luckily our insurance covered the damages....... new floors upstairs in the bath and down in the kitchen, new ceiling in kitchen and basement, new cabinets, etc.
No fun at all...... you'd think the water company would have contacted us, but noooooooo.....

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Water Company here only comes out every 3 months to read the meter and they do not even say anything if it is high. I have had customers who say yeah I got a bill that was $56 last quarter and this one is $3000 and the water company did not say Hey something is wrong... I wish they would to conserve energy and water

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