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Old 08-30-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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Hot water faucet leak in shower

I have a leak from the valve in my shower. I know it is from the hot water when I got a hugh bill. I turned off the breaker for the hot water heater but need to know if there is a way to turn off the valve that would send the hot water to the house. Yes, I am on this a totally unaware female who hasn't a clue. I can't afford a plumber to come untill I catch up my high water bill and can live with cold water just need to know which valve is any to turn off and will it be safe for the water heater being turned off.


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Old 08-30-2012, 01:54 PM   #2
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Tubs and showers normally do not have shut off valves. But you may get lucky and find some in an access area behind the tub valve-in the wall or under the floor.


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The water shut off for the entire house is usually located at the water meter---sometimes it is part of the water meter.

If you post a couple of pictures we wil be able to offer better help---One of your water meter piping---and one of the shower/tub controls.
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And pic of the water heater, should be a cut off there.
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Since there is usually no shut off to the shower, your choice will be shuuting off all of the water to the house (check near the meter in the baement- if you have a basement or shutting off the hot water to the entire house (check near the water heater). Are you saying that the hot water was running out of the showerhead for a prolonged period and you were unaware of it? It would have to be more than just a small drip if it increased your electric bill so significantly in my opinion.
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