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thehenry626 01-27-2012 12:04 PM

Main water shut off valve keep turning
 
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Hello Everyone,

I have a main water shut off valve that keeps spinning and would not turn off the main water supply. I have to turn it off to work on my shower. I dont know what to replace.

So I would turn the main water shut off knob off (counter clockwise) but it just keeps spinning and doesnt do anything to the water. HELP!!! what do I need to replace? easiest technique please... I have attached a picture of how my valve looks like. Thanks everyone!

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thehenry626 01-27-2012 03:41 PM

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As far as I know, this is a normal house with a water meter on the street. i m also having a problem turning the water valve off at the meter on the street because when I try to turn it off, the wall gets in the way and prevent me from making a complete 180 degree turn (clockwise). At most, I can only turn it 30 degree and it will hit the wall. I have posted a picture below. What to do? call the city people to fix it first?

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thehenry626 01-28-2012 03:33 AM

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Thanks for the key advice. I happen to have the key and used it. But when i turn the knob the whole red circle turns and hit the wall. i have included a picture with the red circle. is this the city responsibility to fix?

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