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Old 08-16-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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Planned to embark on a simple project of replacing a toilet in my basement bath. No valve at the toilet, main shutoffs at meter aren't shutting it down completely, can't find curb box or gate valve at street. What do I do? I know once I get the water off I will replace main valves but I'm lost as to how I'm gonna get the darn water off.

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Is there water (with pressure) at other fixtures? I ask since you may be experiencing the upper level piping draining down to the toilet supply line. All the lines above the basement are filled with water, so if you have a 2 story house, thats a lot of water flowing back to the basement. The shut-off at the street is normally straight out from where the line feeding the meter is entering the house. The cap may be covered with dirt. May need a metal probe to find it.

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Thanks for the reply. No water comes out upstairs but there is pressure cause i can hear air. I left everything open for a couple hours and still got the trickle in the basement. I bit the bullet and just removed the fittings at the toilet and installed a compression valve with the water trickling out. Worked though. Next project is replacing the main valves. Actually just had locates done this summer when driveway was done and can see the blue at the curb but would have to do some digging to find the stop if there is one. Probably try the city?
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I agree that it is best to call the water department since they own the valve, and if it breaks while you are operating it, you pay for parts and labor to fix it. Most will let you set up a time and day to turn it off. Have all your supplies ready and an idea of how long it will take to change the first valve. They will come back and turn the service back on. Don't think this is a "set" time because it isn't. I worked for a major water department and we were in certains areas on certain days so doing this for customers was easy. Good luck.
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