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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.

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

PS to previous......

One 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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