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Old 02-09-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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Water shutoff questions


Hello all, a few questions from a new homeowner:

I found the water shutoff to the house (outside) because I needed to fix a bathtub faucet. The repair went well, but:

1. I opened the faucet after the water was shutoff, and it seemed like the water, although trickling, kept on coming out. Also when I removed the faucet cartridge, there was a lot of water coming out of there too. Is that normal? I know that I turned off the valve as tight as I could.

2. When you turn the water back on, how far do you open the valve?

Thanks for any help,

RB Wallis

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Old 02-09-2009, 04:22 PM   #2
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Sounds like the main shut off valve has some corrosion that is allowing some leakage. Not an uncommon problem. I'd open the valve all the way.

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