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post #29 of Old 01-25-2011
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For you, just the usual caution (double-clamped, keep them closed, etc).

For me? Mine are 42 year-old gate valves, mounted on soggy wooden doughnuts. One is siezed open, and the other is siezed shut. They are fragile, to say the least. That's why I keep 'em warm so that water doesn't freeze inside the bodies and blow the valve hat off, or split the thru-hull body.

It is my intention to haul out in the spring and replace them. Thank God I only have 2 instead of 22.

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