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Elegant Solution for Simple Problem
on May 11, 2011
I purchased two of these elbows to fix a problem with a clothes washer. Unlike the similar items found at Ace Hardware and Lowes, this item solved the problem.
The problem was that pushing the washer as close to the wall as possible put a lot pressure on the hot and cold hoses which came straight out of the back of the machine, horizontal to the ground. The problem was made more difficult as the hot and cold intake fitting was stacked, the hot below the cold.
Other elbows I looked at had a nice handy large female fitting that prevented installing both elbows on the hot and cold male fittings. The female fitting was too large and because the hot and cold were stacked to close together, I was unable to install both.
This fitting, because of the wing design on the female side allowed me to put both on at a slight angle so the hoses could be connected without the kink that was there before. I admit I had to work with the wings so they would not get in the way of each other as I tighten them, but once I figured that out, things went very smoothly. While initially I had been looking for a simple fitting on the female side, this design allowed me use the wings to get a little more leverage when tightening or loosing the connection.
As an additional benefit of these item, it works with the hot water. Other elbows usually had a disclaimer the they were only rated for cold water and external use.
So all in all I have been very pleased with this item.