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Old 02-11-2012, 05:06 PM   #16
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I personally wouldn't mess with the shut off at the curb either. You could be sued if something goes wrong. Given that I've seen one of those T-handles for sale at Ace hardware.
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Whos going to sue you?
The water authority, if you damage their property.
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Well depending on where you live the water line and all its parts except the actual meter are your responsibility once they leave the tap/corp on the water main.
So like I said before in some areas youre responsible for fixing it even if they break it
As my quote said, the water authority will sue "if you damage their property."
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And like I said in certain areas the water service including the stop box is your property,the tap/corp is not where you shut off the water with a stopbox wrench.
The corp/tap is buried in the ground on the side of water main,sometimes under the street depending on your area(this is why i was referring to a street cut earlier for the city to tap the water main to hook your service on to)
if you want to shut the corp off and the main isnt under the street you either can start digging with a shovel,or a backhoe to find it.
In lots of areas EVERYTHING PAST THE CORP/TAP BELONGS TO THE HOMEOWNER!
THE CITY CANNOT SUE YOU FOR MESSING UP YOUR OWN STOP BOX,IF THE CITY OWNS YOUR WATER SERVICE THEYRE RESPONSIBLE FOR SHUTTING IT OFF AND MAINTAINING IT FOR YOU.
BUT AS IVE SAID REPEATEDLY IF YOU OWN YOUR WATER SERVICE YOURE RESPONSIBLE FOR IT WHETHER THE WATER CO SCREWS IT UP OR YOU DO IT YOURSELF!
Ive been doing this stuff for 30 yrs,I have a little practice at it.

I don't care where you shut the water off. If you break equipment that is not yours, prepared to pay or get sued.
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Which part of the stop box is yours in certain areas arent you grasping here?
Can you be sued for breaking your own property?
What don't you understand?

If you own the box, then you don't get sued.

If you break the water authority's box, you will pay or get sued.
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I dont know about you but this is what ive done for many years Electrical/Heating/Cooling/Plumbing /Plumbing Utilities and Boilers,I ran my own very successful shop for 15 years which happened to be called ###TECH UTILITIES up untill I retired from it about 3 years ago and sold it to my employees who still call the old man for answers on you guessed it ,plumbing utilities!
I still do all the same stuff on a smaller scale just to keep myself busy ,But by all means teach me about utilities and easements and everything else Im all ears here
You need better control of your ego.
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Is that not what Ive been saying this whole time?
As I've said since the beginning, if you damage the water authority's property, you will pay or get sued.
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