(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Oatey vs. Guy gray vs. Water tite

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member Williaminpompano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    pompano, FL

    Thumbs up Oatey vs. Guy gray vs. Water tite

    In specifying plastic laundry room and ice shut off boxes, which manufacturer is superior when including air arresters. I may be really splitting hairs, but surely one must be preferred and a better product. Any opinions please???? Guy Gray vs. Oatey vs. Water Tite vs ? Which is the better product?

    Thanks in advance.....

  2. #2
    One who lurks Basement_Lurker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Victoria, BC


    Oatey is a pretty solid manufacturer, and I trust their products. However, even if I did have access to the other two brands (which I don't), I would still prefer to use the Oatey model.
    Broken promises don't upset me. I just think, why did they believe me? -Jack Handy


  3. #3
    DIY Senior Member dlarrivee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009


    I like the Sioux Chief "Ox Box"...

    Nicest fit and finish I've seen.

  4. #4
    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona


    I use whatever the supply house has at the time. There is little to make one superior to the others.

  5. #5
    DIY Member TWEAK's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Bay Area CA


    I think they all look like cheap plastic boxes. If you're after a higher end installation I wouldn't use any of them. You can build your box into the wall and tile it.

    In my case, I put in front load washer and dryer and installed a counter above the machines, with a tiled backsplash. Getting the hoses up through the counter would have been pretty ugly. So, I got a pair of Chicago Faucets wall valves (other manufacturers make similar valves, you can find one that fits the style of your laundry room) and brought the water supply lines out behind the machines (under the counter) so you don't see the hoses at all.

    I also used an electronic water sensor to shut off the motorized ball valves at the outlet, in case the hoses leak or burst. The system also turns off the electrical power to the machines if a leak is sensed so that if the water is due to a drain leak, the washer will stop pumping the water out.

Similar Threads

  1. Flow-tite valves
    By Jeremy Couchman in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 11-04-2013, 10:38 AM
  2. Crazy gray water recycling idea
    By jdf405 in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 07-12-2009, 10:26 AM
  3. Black (gray) hot water from tub only
    By SteV8e in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-26-2009, 06:11 AM
  4. pump died now gray water
    By djfmalott in forum Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 12-28-2007, 06:00 AM
  5. Gray water from washing machine
    By Flipper in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-30-2007, 05:58 PM

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts