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How to shut off the water to the house?

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Should be a shut off valve in the basement closest to the street or if on a slab, by the water heater. If neither, there is one at the water meter.

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There should be a shut off on the cold water line at the tank. If not, you have to shut the whole house off.


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Shut the water off at the main shut off where it comes into the house or at the meter and change the valve at the fixture. The valve at the fixture may be sweated on, compression, or threaded.


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Locate your main water line inside house and shut the water off. Cut pipe and place a tee solder into place. Run your line to exterior of house placing a shut off inside.. Test for leaks..


You have shut off all the water to a residence.


If it is at the meter, with a meter key. I recommend to my clients that they install a separate shut off at the house that they can turn by hand, just in case the have a water leak. You can turn off the water at the meter with other tools, but it is difficult.


Shut the tank down, so that it does not fire up. Was you water shut off,due to unpaid bill. Is there a break in the water line feed to the house. Did the check valve break, did someone shut off a valve to the heater. For what ever reason, if there is no water flow to the heater, it must be turned off.


the hot water valve shut off valve shuts off the hot water. The cold water valve shuts off the cold water. ;()


from the valve past, fowing in the direction of the liquid or gas. example: water supply coming from the street to your house, enters your house where your main water shut off is. then the water is distributed through your house to different fixtures. downstream of your main shut off would be everything past that valve in the direction the water is flowing, or all water lines IN your house.


Outside at the main shut off valve. Showers/Bathtubs do not normally have a shutoff valve like sinks and toilets. The main water valve for the house must be turned off.


By a shut off valve connecting it to the main pipe to your apartment or house.


Which water you talking about? Under the kitchen sink there should be a C/W shut off If your talking toilet there should be a shut off left hand side under the tank. Shower or bath tub possibly integral stops Main cold water shut off Normally by the house trap. Multi story building a cold water riser


By locating where the main supply comes in and looking for a shut off valve


I'm not being stupid, you just change it. How ever it is installed, threaded on, sweated or compression fitting, remove and replace. I'm assuming water. There is another shut off valve further down the line. If it is the main shut off in the house, there is one at the meter. Shut the water off, drain the pipes and change it.


== == Two possible problems............... The main shut off valve in the house is closed from the in-coming city water supply line, or the city supply line is shut off at the street .


broken line under house,shut off valve behind toilet is turned off, blockage at the shut off valve,


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One shut off the gas /electric other emergency switch FIRST


On any water heater, the shut off is on the incoming cold pipe.



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