Re: Cannot locate main water shutoff valve to house
Posted by Gary Swart on December 21, 2002 at 17:31:03:
In response to Re: Cannot locate main water shutoff valve to house
Reminds me of a disaster waiting to happen. Two things. (1)Get a handle that will shut off the water main. (2) Install a full flow ball valve inside the house as close to the point where the pipe comes in as possible and still be able to access it. I had this valve break off of my main line once and I didn't have a handle for the main valve at the street. 1" copper with 60 lbs pressure will put one hell of a lot of water in the basement in a very short time. The city may say you can't have a handle, but get one anyway.


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