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Old 08-15-2013, 08:26 PM   #16
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Is this thing in the picture my water shut-off valve?


Sometimes there is a little water left over in the pipes. Has all the dripping stopped now? If not, then your probably right the supply valves are bad and need replacing. Can you post a pic? Thanks.

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Sometimes there is a little water left over in the pipes. Has all the dripping stopped now? If not, then your probably right the supply valves are bad and need replacing. Can you post a pic? Thanks.
What kind of pic do you need? Can't finish installation until this weekend, after my dishwasher arrives (my hot water valve has a second opening for the dish washer line).

...I think I have a pic from my other thread. Lemme find it.

Here it is...
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Yea that'll do. Anything to show the supply valves. thanks.
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They are the old gate valve style and should be replaced at some point. Do they work? Is water still dripping from faucet?
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They are the old gate valve style and should be replaced at some point. Do they work? Is water still dripping from faucet?
I was only able to turn on the cold water at this point. No - it stopped dripping after a few seconds.
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Sounds like it's working alright. I see no sign of leakage from your supply valves. I don't think you need to turn the water off to your house to replace dishwasher or faucet, just use the supply shut off, that's what there for.
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Sounds like it's working alright. I see no sign of leakage from your supply valves. I don't think you need to turn the water off to your house to replace dishwasher or faucet, just use the supply shut off.
oh ok. Thanks. I was all concerned that it dripped some. I freaked out and shut off the valve.

Then I bought new valves and tried to turn off the water outside. When that failed, I got all desperate and tried to turn off the supply valves inside again, but more slowly. After it dripped a little, it would stop dripping, and then I just slowly opened it little by little, and it would drip some, and then stop.

Now that I've left it alone, it hasn't dripped. Shall I assume it's safe to use then? Initial dripping is normal?
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Those old supply valves need a lot of love. Sometimes they stick or seize up. Try to open and close them slowly a few times, this may help. Sometimes you can use a little lubricant as well. Yes, a little dripping then it stops is normal, not a continuous drip or stream. This would indicate your supply valve has failed or getting ready to fail.Thanks.Relax.
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You have no other shut off, at all? I would definitely find out what is the process of getting the city to shut the water and get a proper inside shut off put in. Personally I'd get a plumber to do it, just because there is less chance of a leak or issue. Last thing you want is that valve leaking when the city is now gone.

You need a way to turn off all water for maintenance as well as emergency. If a pipe breaks or something you don't want to be waiting after the city to stop the water, and good luck if it happens past 4:30pm or if it's a weekend. The outside shut off valve is equivalent to the power meter, you can't really touch it.
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Here's a pic of a plumber's shut off key. It looks close to what you have. Like E said, I would check with your water department first.

plumber's shut off key
Thats for turning off a silcock or other small valve,not a water service.
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Thats for turning off a silcock or other small valve,not a water service.
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Oops didnt go down far enough!
Those are still what I consider pedestrian grade stop box wrenches,Ill see if i can dig mine out of the barn and post a picture.

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