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Old 08-16-2013, 07:17 AM   #1
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After someone in a friend's condo building had a washing machine hose blow (what a mess!) I am looking into replacing my basic boiler drain valves with one of those single handle ball valves that are easy to shut off. Also found this one that has a manual timer that automatically shuts the valve after 2 1/2 hours. These seem to be a no-brainer good idea but wanted to check with you guys to see if there are there any downsides to these types of valves...

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Oh' Mike, You have any opinion on this?

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Well, this may be one of those jobs that really didn't absolutely need doing but I had the time and inclination... so I installed it anyway to replace the 2 old boiler drain valves that need a bunch of turns to close. My laundry is downstairs and we'll often run it in the evening at bedtime and just leave it until the next day. So this thing shuts the water off automatically after a fixed time, up to 2 1/2 hours. It uses a simple wind up spring powered timer that is wound and set by simply pushing the lever to the left. Can also be turned off manually with an easy flick. Works like a champ!

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