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Old 02-20-2008, 07:58 PM   #1
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Auto Shut SS Supply Lines


Do you use them?

I have replaced a few but don't use them myself.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:07 PM   #2
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We don't use flexible supplies at all, unless it is a temporary fixture.

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Auto shut off?? never heard of that. Now the SS (Stainless Steel) yes, I have used them, not much though. Usually on commercial or other places where a water fed fixture may need to be moved in and out. Cheap plumbing contracts, Pex, High end chrome.
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Re: Auto Shut SS Supply Lines


So I go on this call, no water to the hot side of a lav faucet, odd I think before I get there, there is hot to all other fixtures, I get there and think it could be the faucet, I look under the sink and here are those supplies, remove the supply and install the regular ones, all fine and dandy.

So what made the auto shut off supply to prematurely shut off, I really don't know how these work, is it the flow rate passing through the faucet that determines the supply line to allow the flow or shut it off?

If there worth anything, there definitely a service call generator, which is a good thing for a business, nice easy fix to solve the problem.
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We use SS flex lines all the time. Not auto shut-off, though.
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We use SS flex lines all the time.
The auto shut off ones?
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I had started using these a while back because it sounds like a great product but I started having the exact same problem. After a couple of call backs I realized they were a liability rather than a profit producer so I quit using them. I still use ss braid on washing machine lines only as an upsell but not with the auto shut off.
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The auto shut off ones?
Not auto shut-off. I realized I omited that part, sorry.
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Auto shut off?? never heard of that. Now the SS (Stainless Steel) yes, I have used them, not much though. Usually on commercial or other places where a water fed fixture may need to be moved in and out. Cheap plumbing contracts, Pex, High end chrome.
??? Do you mean like a chrome faucet supply only for a washing machine?
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We use them for about everything, refrig/ice/water, lavatories, toilets, sinks, etc....the SS flex type. So far so good.
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We use them for about everything, refrig/ice/water, lavatories, toilets, sinks, etc....the SS flex type. So far so good.
I got called out to a flooded house about a year ago. ss braided dishwasher supply literally blew apart. Around the circumference of the line the ss was just uniformly peeled back like a little bomb went off. It was only attached by a handful of ss threads. Never seen it before or since but it was enough to get me to sell nothing but copper supplies except for washing machine. I wish I could post a picture of the ruptured line, I have tried but the file size is too big and I don't know how to get it small enough to post.
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I got called out to a flooded house about a year ago. ss braided dishwasher supply literally blew apart. Around the circumference of the line the ss was just uniformly peeled back like a little bomb went off. It was only attached by a handful of ss threads. Never seen it before or since but it was enough to get me to sell nothing but copper supplies except for washing machine. I wish I could post a picture of the ruptured line, I have tried but the file size is too big and I don't know how to get it small enough to post.
Don't you have an image program? I use Photoshop, but I got a bootleg copy for free.
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I got called out to a flooded house about a year ago. ss braided dishwasher supply literally blew apart. Around the circumference of the line the ss was just uniformly peeled back like a little bomb went off. It was only attached by a handful of ss threads. Never seen it before or since but it was enough to get me to sell nothing but copper supplies except for washing machine. I wish I could post a picture of the ruptured line, I have tried but the file size is too big and I don't know how to get it small enough to post.

Free image resizer, works great.

http://www.vso-software.fr/products/image_resizer/
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This does not appear to be Mac compatible?
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This does not appear to be Mac compatible?
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First and last experience with an auto shut off...
Installed a toilet & picked one up to try it out.
Homeowner standing there right as I finish off connecting the feed...open the valve and "thump"..it shuts off, leaving me there trying to figure out what the hell I did wrong.
Turns out they had borderline hiigh pressure.
If the pressure is too high, they trigger.
Makes me wonder...if the pressure builds over-night as the water heater reheats...then the H.O. uses the toilet right after thermal expansion that morning and it does it's thing...you're going back there the next day.
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The don't work properly if the water pressure is set too high. I don't even see them at Home Depot anymore.
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If you send it to me I'll resize and post for you, PM me if you want.
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Hope this works.
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Woo hoo! I found another photo of the same thing with a smaller file size.

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