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greggor36

10:08PM | 07/18/12
Member Since: 07/31/05
22 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Avoided a near disaster - Is there a solution so it doesn't happen again?

I recently had a supply hose to my toilet break. Luckily I was home at the time and stopped it before any damage occurred. I replaced the supply hose with a plastic fitting but am thinking of switching to a metal fitting supply hose instead. Is it worth it?

Also, and most importantly...does anyone know anything about an auto water shutoff system? One where the system shuts the main water off when there's a water leak?

I am interested in all feedback, suggestions and help!

Thank you!

LarryG

06:35AM | 07/19/12
Member Since: 07/22/04
511 lifetime posts
What you need to put on is stainless steel braided, burst proof supply lines. I don't know of anything that would turn the main water off,but they do have supply lines that stop the water flow if the hose falls off for some reason. I think they are called flood guard.(I don't like them). If the other fixtures have the same kind of supply the toilet had I would replace all with braided stainless steel.(They are not expensive by the way)

greggor36

09:32PM | 07/19/12
Member Since: 07/31/05
22 lifetime posts
Thanks for your helpful reply. I will use your advice! Thank you again!

Sylvan

09:11AM | 07/20/12
Member Since: 01/24/06
1452 lifetime posts
Me_office1
I use chrome plated copper supplied with brass ferrule compression as even the stainless steel burst proof relies on runner for intergrity

greggor36

12:18PM | 07/20/12
Member Since: 07/31/05
22 lifetime posts
I hear what you're saying and I agree. Thank you for the helpful input!

Sylvan

02:23PM | 08/15/12
Member Since: 01/24/06
1452 lifetime posts
Me_office1
I use chrome plated copper supplied with brass ferrule compression as even the stainless steel burst proof relies on rubber for integrity

I must learn to use spell check :)

greggor36

09:02PM | 08/15/12
Member Since: 07/31/05
22 lifetime posts
Thanks for the follow up information! I appreciate it! Have a great day! Greg
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