Rated 4 out of 5Â by 1
Rated 4 out of 5Â by CBOrrodwyn Good, but somebody's making a lot of $$$ on this!
Which is OK, that's what America is all about, I guess. I forget what I paid for this, but it's good solid rebar. You won't really need the comfort handle coverings, but they do help you find it when you've lain it in the grass beside your water meter. What you're really paying for is the welded lower part which is specially made to turn off your water to your house.
Do try to measure how long you need it to be, first, though. Mine is too short, but I moved it to another house that we own for the guy who's renting there. When your plumbing does something crazy it's nice to be able to shut off all the water to your house from the street.
DO NOT leave it inside your water meter manhole. The city or the utility company will think one of their guys left it there, and they will pick it up and take it with them!
Sometimes I wish it did not have such wide handles at the top. For the house where it's too short, it's because the turn-off is at the bottom of a long skinny pipe.
August 21, 2013