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Old 01-31-2009, 02:01 PM   #1
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Help, i shut off the water to the house in order to replace a sink cut off but after i cut the water back on, i have almost no water pressure any where in the house. Could I have a pressure valve trouble or shut off problem now or ???

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You likely had debris in the lines, clogging valves and faucet aerators.
Have you turned on a tub faucet (no aerator to clog)?
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You likely had debris in the lines, clogging valves and faucet aerators.
Have you turned on a tub faucet (no aerator to clog)?
Mike
Yep, i had all the faucets open earlier - nothing...
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Reclose and open the main valve. Make sure nothing is stopping it from opening all the way or that it is not turning PAST fully open. I have seen some valves that will go slightly past full open, restricting flow, or where a pebble is obstructing the the valve from reaching the fully open stop on those equiped with a stop. If you can see your hose bib from where you are turining the valve, open the hose bib and watch as you turn the the main valve.
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Reclose and open the main valve. Make sure nothing is stopping it from opening all the way or that it is not turning PAST fully open. I have seen some valves that will go slightly past full open, restricting flow, or where a pebble is obstructing the the valve from reaching the fully open stop on those equiped with a stop. If you can see your hose bib from where you are turining the valve, open the hose bib and watch as you turn the the main valve.
Well, i had tried this earlier but i did go and try again but no help. The main cut off turns freely to either stop so i'm thinking that something is either broken or clogged in the main cut off or the pressure valve...
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You could have broken the stem on the shut off valve. When I was installing water softeners I did break one. Fortunately I always shut off the one after the meter. I had to shut the one off before the meter and replace the valve.

If the valve is broken you should be able to tell when you try to open or close it by the feel.

If you need to replace it, replace it with a ball valve.

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