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Hermes1 06-25-2013 02:25 PM

Seeking Info on Hose Water Shut-Off Valve
 
I find at times when washing our vehicles that running water from the hose without a spray nozzle would be helpful and was looking at getting a shut off valve to turn the water off on and on as needed. Griots Garage & Adams both sell them at approximately $60.00, I have also seen them at Home Depot for approximately $3.00. So the question becomes why such a steep price difference in essentially the same device? Am I missing something and are those former examples worth the cost difference? Thanks.

PaulMys 06-25-2013 08:43 PM

I use these all of the time at work. The brass ones are better, but $60 ??? They aren't THAT much better! And, If you have to buy one $3 shut off per year, you can do it for 20 years for $60!!

Hermes1 06-26-2013 11:15 AM

Thank you, that is what I thought, it is hard to wrap my head around such a steep price differential. I'll be headed to Home Depot, Lowe's or Ace to pick one up and as you suggested look for brass. The $3.00 model on Home Depot's website was not brass.

PaulMys 06-26-2013 08:52 PM

Yeah. You should be able to get a brass one for way less than $60. LOL. We have all different kinds at work. One of my favorites is a shut-off w/ female thread (to screw on the hose) and male thread on the opposite end (to screw on your spray end) This way, you can close the shut-off, unscrew your spray end, and use the flow from the hose as you stated. Good luck at HD, Bruce!

Hermes1 06-26-2013 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by PaulMys (Post 1135774)
Yeah. You should be able to get a brass one for way less than $60. LOL. We have all different kinds at work. One of my favorites is a shut-off w/ female thread (to screw on the hose) and male thread on the opposite end (to screw on your spray end) This way, you can close the shut-off, unscrew your spray end, and use the flow from the hose as you stated. Good luck at HD, Bruce!

Aaaah great minds must think alike. I found one at Ace today with the same thread configuration you mentioned as my intention is to put a nozzle on the end as you described. I found one in brass, which I chose over the plastic and zinc versions. Thanks for your input.


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