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spangles 07-19-2012 03:34 PM

Water shutoff in wrong place
 
How do I shut off my water when the tap is not where the pipes enter the house. It's further along, past where the kitchen sink is plumbed in.

oldognewtrick 07-19-2012 03:45 PM

Have you checked where the water heater is?

oh, and :welcome: to House Repair Talk!

spangles 07-19-2012 04:20 PM

Thanks for the welcome.

JoeD 07-20-2012 06:45 AM

If that is true then you need to shut it off at the curb stop and install a shut off where it enters the house.

CallMeVilla 07-20-2012 07:41 AM

The plumbing is either incorrect or the shut off is buried or hidden. Is it possible you missed it? A "curb key" can be used to shut off the water at the street. If the valve is stuck, you may have to call the City water people and they will come out and do it for you (free). Take JoeD's advice and install a ball valve shut off while you are doing your original repairs.

Best of luck. :)

TerryDM 07-20-2012 08:40 PM

In our area if I come out to shut your water off (I work for the water utility) and the curb stop breaks the owner has to pay to repair it. Just an FYI and something to check into before you have the utility operate it.
If that's not a concern, then I totally agree, cut in a ball valve where you can see the water coming into the house. Don't cheap out and get a gate valve - too many problems can go wrong with those. Ball valve, while more expensive, is definitely the way to go.

spangles 07-21-2012 12:07 PM

Thanks! Really appreciate the advice. It's not a pressing concern for now but something that has been bothering me for a while. There are just not enough weekends in a week to get as much as I would like to get done!

TerryDM 07-22-2012 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by spangles (Post 75304)
There are just not enough weekends in a week to get as much as I would like to get done!

Man, I've said that more than a few times. My weekends turn into 12 hour work days. I gotta go back to work to get some rest.


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