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Old 08-07-2014, 10:13 AM  
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So I have a 3" water line and I dug up a valve. It's older and has a little surface rust but it was made in America so I would like to reuse it if possible. What do you think? Here is a pic of it.Click image for larger version

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Looks good from my house.



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Are you sure that isn't a rock?

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Are you sure that isn't a rock?

Maybe now, but I don't think it started life like that.
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Perfect for a ..... boat anchor.

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It weighs about 80 pounds.

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I work in a plant built around 1920. All our valves look like that. We change them when they quit working.


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Chris, what would you say to your customer, when looking at this if this was his?

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The op nut on this one is under an inch of rust. I bet I could have gotten it working but didn't want to waste the time. It still held without leaking.



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