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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.
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