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Old 04-04-2010, 09:50 PM   #1
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My husband is trying to shut off the water to install our washer. But he can't seem to find where it can be. I hope this question isn't too broad. Anyway, we live in a house that is separated into apartments. Where in the basement would this water valve be?

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Time to start hunting - look for where the water 'comes into' the house - there should be a shut off valve there. But no promises.

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Try to shut the valve after the meter first, if that wont shut the water off, shut the valve before the meter. That should shut all the water off. Frequently houses with basements have a pair of boiler valves just above the utility sink they are for the washer
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Thanks for the replies! What's weird is that he was able to shut off the hot water valve and hook up that hose, but the cold water valve just won't turn off. I think he's going try to turn off the water in the entire house. Wish us luck!
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Some times getting some thing off that has been on for years takes a long cheater bar on the wrench.. just to turn a handle.. or the fitting to remove the hose fitting..

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