Originally Posted by larryslade
I own a 2 and a half story home. It's 112 years old. I've been told that shutting off the main gas valve is a little tricky. Unlike shutting off a water faucet, I have to turn the bolt only so far. Otherwise I'm just shutting the gas off and turning it on again. Can anybody help me with tips on when I would know the gas is off? Thanks
Those gas valves get real tight. All you can do is use a pair of channel locks and try turning the valve. It only turns 1/4 turn until the round holes are lined up with each other. If its too tight and you can't turn then don't push too hard.
Call the gas co. and tell them your problem. Paul