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Old 11-27-2010, 01:16 PM   #1
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shutting off water to house


Hi, is there an order to this? I had a plumber over some months ago and he said you must shut the water off in a particular order (first the street, then the house, I think, but do not remember exactly). Does anyone know the order?

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Old 11-27-2010, 05:03 PM   #2
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I shut my water off all the time when I go away for extended periods of time always in the basement I don't even go near the street and never had a problem. I didn't know it even mattered which one you shutoff as long as the flow stops.

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If you're doing any plumbing work after the main water entry in to your house, you'd only need to close the one inside your home. In my experience, you'll only ever need to shut-off at the street if the house shut-off does not close fully (And then I would replace it, these days with a 1/4 turn ball valve type).
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:10 AM   #4
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the only reason i can think of to have an "order" to it is so that you don't leave any sections of the pipe under static pressure. if you shut off the house valve, then the street the building supply might stay pressurized. i'd say shut off the street, bleed pressure down, then shut off the house valve. or just shut off the street. or the house
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