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Old 10-14-2013, 10:32 PM   #16
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To manually turn water on/off after every use??? I've repair these types of valves but not never fully understood the poiny of them. Others here seem to think they're quite a necessity.. so every time time you're done using your faucet..the toilet in your house you shut the water off to it? Because we all know how those speedy tubes are gospel right.. ; )

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They certainly should be code esp in multi story condos/apts. A couple months ago someone's hose burst in my GFs condo building. Destroyed the unit below. The irony is that the building has single handle valves but the person just left it on all the time.

And you don't need a complicated electronic type to get one that shuts automatically. I installed one that has a simple mechanical spring timer that shuts the valve in an hour or 2 depending on how far you push the lever. Made by Keeney mfg. I've had it a couple months and it works perfectly. Maybe overkill for some but I can't forget to turn to off...

http://www.amazon.com/Keeney-Manufac...eeney+time+out
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To manually turn water on/off after every use??? I've repair these types of valves but not never fully understood the poiny of them. Others here seem to think they're quite a necessity.. so every time time you're done using your faucet..the toilet in your house you shut the water off to it? Because we all know how those speedy tubes are gospel right.. ; )
yeah i don't get it either. if i turn the water off, it's the main valve to my entire house before going on vacation. the rest of the valves inside your house are for servicing components without having to shut off the water main. i have never turned off the toilet/sink/washing machine supplies just for the heck of it.

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