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Old 04-09-2016, 09:01 AM   #1
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Main water control leaking


The main water supply line comes up from the ground, through my crawl space, and into the utility room. The first shut off valve is leaking a little when the water is shut off. The pipe then goes to the meter from the main leaky shut off valve. According to the city this valve is still my responsibility. Obviously I will have to have the city turn off the water in the front yard. Is there any trick to replacing the main valve? I planned to just cut the pipe, and either sweat on or sharkbite on a new ball valve. Yes?
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Re: Main water control leaking


If it is leaking a little turn off the water as much as possible and just cut in a sharkbyte ball valve downstream.
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Re: Main water control leaking


Where's it leaking?
Around the seam, if so try snugging up the packing nut a small amount.
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Here is a picture of the stem coming up from the crawl. It has water dripping along the side. I do not know what all that black stuff is. It feels like tar.
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Overall picture of meter and valve
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