Old house. Water main shut off. Could this lever be it?

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JamieH

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Hi everyone. Brand new to this forum. Looks like a great place! Is the circled valve my water main shut off or something else? Would appreciate your experienced input.

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Thank you, Terry. Any idea what that type of valve this might be? I don't even know where to start my research with this thing. And I'm afraid to toggle it.
 

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That looks identical to my supply setup here in New Hampshire; the valve is the main shutoff. It's a ball valve, the brand name "FORD" is molded into the surface (in the picture) facing toward the wall, with a pack joint fitting below the valve connecting it to the copper pipe below.
 

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That looks identical to my supply setup here in New Hampshire; the valve is the main shutoff. It's a ball valve, the brand name "FORD" is molded into the surface (in the picture) facing toward the wall, with a pack joint fitting below the valve connecting it to the copper pipe below.
Excellent. Thanks for the help! A Ford Meter Box I guess it's called. Turned it slightly and it moved without too much trouble. It started to drip after moving it, so I hope that stops after a while. Approx 1 drop of water per second draining into the dirt hole below it. It should stop. after a while.....hopefully!???

Ford Meter Box:
 

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thats the valve ! ford valves used to be real common brand , dont know if still exists i never or almost never buy that stuff
 
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