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Re: Stripped drain plug removal

Andrew Duane USG/PE <duane@zk3.dec.com>
> I would like to offer a suggestion for re-installation:
> Re-install the drain plug in the trash, and get a drain valve
> from Imparts. Best damn $14 I ever spent. No more squirming
> with a wrench or stripped thread worries. Just flip the valve
> and watch it drain neatly into the bucket. Makes the flow a nice
> even stream, no splashes either.

I was dead set on getting one of these from Imparts, until I told a friend 
how clever I thought I was for doing so.  He said, "What if a rock kicks 
up and flips the valve?  It would drain all your oil out onto the 

He talked me out of it.  How hard would it be for this pessimistic thing 
to happen?  Does it have pretty sturdy resistance to opening?