Why I Hate Gate Valves - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-22-2012, 01:48 AM   #1
ddawg16's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 10,374
Rewards Points: 8,038
Blog Entries: 2

Why I Hate Gate Valves

Don't really need to say much....the picture speaks for itself...

This 'was' the valve for the cold line to my water heater. I have since replaced it with a ball valve.

One of the first things I did when I moved into my house 12 years ago was replace the POS gate valve for the water shut off with a ball valve.


Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ddawg16 For This Useful Post:
plummen (09-23-2012)
Old 09-22-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
Join Date: May 2010
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 436
Rewards Points: 338

yeah and they seem to be more problematic when they are left open for long periods of time. definitely not good for water heaters and washer hookups where they never seem to work the ONE time you need to close them.


NitroNate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 08:10 PM   #3
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10

Gate Valves

I can't believe how many gate valves are still out there on natural gas lines.
gdp1106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 08:28 PM   #4
DIY staff

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 25,728
Rewards Points: 2,174

Originally Posted by gdp1106 View Post
I can't believe how many gate valves are still out there on natural gas lines.

Wow---I've never seen that! That would make me nervous,
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"PEX" manifold valves Thurman Plumbing 3 10-30-2010 10:37 PM
Need to ID Gate Valve (Please Help) MikeGV Plumbing 3 10-04-2010 11:02 AM
Gate Design Question rocknroll99 Building & Construction 5 04-13-2010 07:46 AM
Driveway Gate Construction Questions KP Texan Building & Construction 3 07-30-2009 08:45 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1