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Old 05-11-2009, 07:59 AM   #16
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New house, no idea how to shut the water off.


In addition to everything that was mentioned previously, while the water is off I'd suggest installing a ball valve on your side of the meter.

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I've never done plumbing, how hard would it be to install that myself? I was going to purchase some pipe and the kit and try it out on that first and I'm pretty handy so I don't think it would be an issue but I would hate to have them turn the water back on and it leak because then I'm kinda SOL. A valve on my side would be the best so I can shut it off when I need to do other work.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:29 AM   #18
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Its not too hard if you have a bit of soldering experience under your belt. A 3/4" sweat ball valve (at least the piping looks to be 3/4" but make sure), some sandcloth, flux, solder and a torch and you're in business.

If you dont feel comfortable soldering, it most likely wouldnt be too expensive to have a plumber stop out and take care of that. In addition, there are other types of ball valves on the market that require no soldering such as compression, sharkbite, etc. These wouldnt be my own first choice of valve, but they do work. In fact, I've heard that sharkbite fittings are now approved for undergound piping in Ohio. Personally though I'd never use one underground even if the rumors are true. Call me old school, but if its going underground its either going to be brazed or a packjoint fitting. Okay, I know that went off on a tangent. I apologize. Your valve will be above ground so....carry on. lol
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Well I contacted the water department and they got back to me in two minutes(email, good sign) and he told me that there is no trick and it should turn...he told me to try again and if I couldn't turn it they would come out and replace it. Went home, give it a tug and BAM it turned! Maybe back and forth the last couple of days loosened it because three different people tried and nothing. Either way, I can now shut off my water! :-) Thanks for the advice.

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