Latest topics
» Connection with the largest contractor in my area.
by Freemind1 Yesterday at 9:23 pm

» Repeat cust didn't pay !
by milspec6 Yesterday at 8:11 pm

» Another mess
by milspec6 Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:07 pm

» You know it is hot when you turn down jobs
by milspec6 Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:56 pm

» Why I was away
by milspec6 Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:11 pm

» Pressure washer help
by steamprony Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:02 pm

» that's a 1st, ugh!
by milspec6 Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:20 pm

» After a long winter
by milspec6 Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:19 pm

» Setting customer expectations.
by milspec6 Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:14 pm

» Adding on work while you are there.....
by Freemind1 Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:36 pm

» Happy Father's day !
by Mo Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:03 pm

» Hi From Scotland
by milspec6 Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:25 pm

» Thought on my pricing.
by Freemind1 Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:43 pm

» any fishermen?
by Freemind1 Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:52 am

» Urine Stain Charges
by milspec6 Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:27 am


where to get shut off valves

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: where to get shut off valves

Post by milspec6 on Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:56 pm

I often run as many as 4-50 foot strands on the commercial jobs and they all have Shut off valves on them. I make it a year or so now, but the idea of a rebuildable SS valve that could last several years would really interest me.

Price.....35-40 bucks probably.
avatar
milspec6
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 8927
Join date : 2013-09-21
Location : Nebraska

http://castledefendersllc.com

Back to top Go down

Re: where to get shut off valves

Post by ACE Services on Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:12 pm

I don't know if the valve I'm talking about is rebuildable.
avatar
ACE Services
Truckmount Mechanic
Truckmount Mechanic

Posts : 745
Join date : 2013-09-23
Age : 55
Location : Cameron NC

Back to top Go down

Re: where to get shut off valves

Post by milspec6 on Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:28 pm

What I do is replace my hoses, QC, and Shut offs every year just before Spring. Partly due to winter cleaning stress and partly to just wanting to start the season with new stuff.

Being able to rebuild a Shut off valve like I have started to do with my QC would save me some cash each time....that is sort of what I would really like.
avatar
milspec6
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 8927
Join date : 2013-09-21
Location : Nebraska

http://castledefendersllc.com

Back to top Go down

Re: where to get shut off valves

Post by Mo on Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:55 pm

The one I have from Joe years ago is still going strong. I only have it on the 100 ft lead to paranoid it will scratch a wood floor.

I wonder if these from ebay are any good its rated 400 degrees and 3000 PSI
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/110811880544?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true

avatar
Mo
Administrator
Administrator

Posts : 6404
Join date : 2013-09-19
Location : Arizona

http://www.thecleanerslounge.com

Back to top Go down

Re: where to get shut off valves

Post by milspec6 on Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:59 pm

I wonder to Mo, looks to be a forged valve.

One thing about brass, some of the finest brass parts seem to be the tips on my inline sprayers. They have kind of a red color to them and wear like diamonds.
avatar
milspec6
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 8927
Join date : 2013-09-21
Location : Nebraska

http://castledefendersllc.com

Back to top Go down

Re: where to get shut off valves

Post by dp1 on Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:38 am

@milspec6 wrote:I don't see a reason to go to his forum with it....a simple phone call makes sense to me.  Seriously, would you want your customer to call you if unhappy or post a negative review on Angie's List instead?

A simple call should be the starting point.....after that, all cards are on the table.


Actually I called him and told him about it a few weeks prior to posting, I managed to screwed the stupid crimp into the pressure hose in about 2 hours ( no exaggeration here ), his response was "read the instruction", my response was "this is not the first or even tenth time I did this" and he kept saying "read the instruction" and denied that he ever sold "gates" brand field crimp, I thought to myself, am I hallucinating here ? Did I buy those somewhere else, I looked up my past invoices and sure enough I never bought any field crimps somewhere else, out of frustrations when I tried to replace the next one and had no success, I knew that those are crappy Chinese shit, like I've been saying, I don't care about the $ 60 ( I bought 12 @ $ 5 / each ), I can make that in 15 - 20 minutes, but when I was cussed at because I simply asked if anyone else has that problem, I raised fudging hell and I will tell the world of that kind of behaviour, so Joe where is the fudging court serve paper you said you were going to sue me for talking about you and your name and your products ?? I still haven't received it, me and my attorney have been waiting a long time for that Rocking Chair

I will have no problem if my customer ask questions in public review sites after I dodged any issues arrived from my cleaning, hell I will have no problem with them if they shit all over me in those review sites if I'm doing a crappy job.

I also still refer people to some of his great products WITH a strong warning on his bad attitude and some of his bad products. For someone that commit to be different than any other distributors, he is no different than them in my book.

I also want to give review on his ball valve ( the one with low profile red lever ), it's a GREAT valve, it lasts me a long time, but I also don't drag them on the ground when I reel my hoses, I always hold it when I disconnect it from the wand and put it right by the reel.

I'm not trying to be a dick, I'm just a straight forward person, if I don't like you, you will know, I'm not going to be all smiles and talk nice in front of you and trashed you behind your back.
avatar
dp1
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 3516
Join date : 2013-09-19
Location : california

Back to top Go down

Re: where to get shut off valves

Post by milspec6 on Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:54 am

Didn't mean to struck a nerve there DP, it was a general comment only and not aimed at anyone. Sorry if it felt that way, it wasn't intended.
avatar
milspec6
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 8927
Join date : 2013-09-21
Location : Nebraska

http://castledefendersllc.com

Back to top Go down

Re: where to get shut off valves

Post by dp1 on Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:20 pm

No worries Rob, I apologize too, I'm in a shitty mood today, problems at home :-)
avatar
dp1
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 3516
Join date : 2013-09-19
Location : california

Back to top Go down

Re: where to get shut off valves

Post by eldiabloz on Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:27 am

I STILL say the $8.00 1/4" valve from Home Depot is all you need. Lasts about a year, inexpensive, can handle any pressure you throw. Almost every town has a Home Depot. It seems that the ones that they are selling now come with a different handle fastener. It doesn't unthread and get stripped like they used to. I find most others are over priced- $48, really?
avatar
eldiabloz
Active Poster
Active Poster

Posts : 591
Join date : 2013-09-20
Age : 53
Location : Hardwick, NJ

http://www.njserviceone.com

Back to top Go down

Re: where to get shut off valves

Post by ACpower1 on Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:03 pm

I grabbed one from home depot until the one arrives in the mail.     Only problem with the HD one is the lever is so long its easy to snag it and open the valve..    then you have to relieve the pressure to connect anything
avatar
ACpower1
Expert & Trusted Member
Expert & Trusted Member

Posts : 2442
Join date : 2013-11-01
Age : 33
Location : Seattle, WA

http://www.hydracleanNW.com

Back to top Go down

Re: where to get shut off valves

Post by dp1 on Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:51 pm

@ACpower1 wrote:I grabbed one from home depot until the one arrives in the mail.     Only problem with the HD one is the lever is so long its easy to snag it and open the valve..    then you have to relieve the pressure to connect anything

You can Jimmy rigged the old lever into the HD one, can't you ?
avatar
dp1
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 3516
Join date : 2013-09-19
Location : california

Back to top Go down

Re: where to get shut off valves

Post by milspec6 on Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:54 pm

Self-adhesive ace bandage....about a 6 inch piece.  Set it, wrap it, clean.

(Now that I think about that, it would probably melt, but maybe not)
avatar
milspec6
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 8927
Join date : 2013-09-21
Location : Nebraska

http://castledefendersllc.com

Back to top Go down

Re: where to get shut off valves

Post by ACpower1 on Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:25 pm

just grabbed some home depot 1/4in valves and worked with one today, it was fine and seemed pretty durable

ill prob keep 2 or 3 of these anyways in the truck they are so cheap
avatar
ACpower1
Expert & Trusted Member
Expert & Trusted Member

Posts : 2442
Join date : 2013-11-01
Age : 33
Location : Seattle, WA

http://www.hydracleanNW.com

Back to top Go down

Re: where to get shut off valves

Post by ACpower1 on Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:02 pm

@dp1 wrote:
@ACpower1 wrote:I grabbed one from home depot until the one arrives in the mail.     Only problem with the HD one is the lever is so long its easy to snag it and open the valve..    then you have to relieve the pressure to connect anything

You can Jimmy rigged the old lever into the HD one, can't you ?

good idea, ill see if its lever fits
avatar
ACpower1
Expert & Trusted Member
Expert & Trusted Member

Posts : 2442
Join date : 2013-11-01
Age : 33
Location : Seattle, WA

http://www.hydracleanNW.com

Back to top Go down

Re: where to get shut off valves

Post by eldiabloz on Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:06 am

Some Home depots carry the valve with a longer handle. the ones I have been getting at home depot have a 1"-1 1/2 handle. I suspect it depends on where you are located in their supply chain distribution .
avatar
eldiabloz
Active Poster
Active Poster

Posts : 591
Join date : 2013-09-20
Age : 53
Location : Hardwick, NJ

http://www.njserviceone.com

Back to top Go down

Re: where to get shut off valves

Post by ACpower1 on Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:42 pm

Im liking the home depot valve, it works great and doesnt get caught on things like I thought it might.

for less than 1/4 the price plus so much easier to get ill just stick with these from now on, can just carry a bunch of them in the truck and never worry about it again
avatar
ACpower1
Expert & Trusted Member
Expert & Trusted Member

Posts : 2442
Join date : 2013-11-01
Age : 33
Location : Seattle, WA

http://www.hydracleanNW.com

Back to top Go down

Re: where to get shut off valves

Post by milspec6 on Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:21 pm

Glad it worked out for you. When I looked at my local Home Depot, they only carried the 1/2 inch valves, so regions may be different.

Keep us posted on how they are doing in a few months.
avatar
milspec6
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 8927
Join date : 2013-09-21
Location : Nebraska

http://castledefendersllc.com

Back to top Go down

Re: where to get shut off valves

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum