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    I am planning add zones and modify existing pipe setting. I am thinking put two valves on each CI baseboard. I have about ten 50 yrs old shut-off valves from the existing piping. Should I reuse them or replace them with new ball valves?

    Shut-off valves with that age are still good enough for another 20yrs?

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    Re: reuse 50 yrs old valves or not?

    replace with full port ball valves
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    ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder

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      Re: reuse 50 yrs old valves or not?

      Originally posted by thisnewowner View Post
      I am planning add zones and modify existing pipe setting. I am thinking put two valves on each CI baseboard. I have about ten 50 yrs old shut-off valves from the existing piping. Should I reuse them or replace them with new ball valves?

      Shut-off valves with that age are still good enough for another 20yrs?
      50 year old valves make good doorstops. Or you can use them to weigh down a crab trap.
      Other than that they belong in a museum or scrap yard.
      "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
      John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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