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Please recommend a hose bibb

Posted by marknmt (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 22, 12 at 14:49

I would like to replace the current inexpensive Ace-bought hose bibbs hooking up our washing machine because my wife insists on turning off the supply lines every time she does a load and they seem to require frequent replacement of the faucet washers. She's never confident that they are actually off.

Would a quarter-turn ball such as this be a good choice? It has to thread into galvanized.

LDR 020 7533 1/2-Inch Ball Hose Bibb Valve, Brass

Thanks for any advice.


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RE: Please recommend a hose bibb

There are 1/4 turn valve sets made for washer hook-ups.


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RE: Please recommend a hose bibb

Your link shows me nothing.

FWIW.....linked below is similar to what I use. There are myriad variations. Like your wife, I shut it off when machine not actually in-use.

Here is a link that might be useful: washer shutoff valve


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PS to previous......

One caveat.....my machine and most new machines have ATC. If your machine does not have ATC and you control incoming machine's water temperature via adjusting the valves, the single-toggle valve I linked won't work and you'll have to install separate single-valves on each line.


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