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    Default Ball valves with drains

    I am replumbing a bathroom and was wondering if the small drains on the valves are bad about leaking or would it be better to use the ones without drains.
    Thanks in advance

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    DIY Senior Member plumguy's Avatar
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    Default !!!

    Personally, I think the drains are waste of money, I have never seen a use for them including silcocks that are maintenance free!!!

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    The only use these valves have are when you must drain a line to prevent freezing, and then only if the valve is at the lowest point in the line. Save yourself grief and use regular valves.

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    Default valves

    I've never seen a down side to using stop and waste valves.
    And they can be usefull if you have to dry out a line for sweating and not have to shut the whole building off.

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