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Rlord 11-14-2018 09:52 AM

main water valve shut off switch
 
Does anyone know where the main water valve switch is located?

CWGUY 11-14-2018 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Rlord (Post 1599028)
Does anyone know where the main water valve switch is located?

Depends. Some outside. Some inside the garage. :wave:

Probably same as a neighbor..... ask.

village dreamer 11-14-2018 09:58 AM

one is outside in a green box in your front yard that's your main , the other is in your garage behind a white panel.

retiredguy123 11-14-2018 09:58 AM

In the newer houses, it is inside a small plastic box on the wall in the garage. In some of the older houses, I have seen it on the water pipe next to the water heater. It is not a switch, but a valve that you need to turn 90 degrees to open or close.

Topspinmo 11-14-2018 10:52 AM

Well, need to know what type of house and about how old so posters with that type of house can actually give information. Mine is outside between the main meter and house. It didn’t even have box just at rock level in the yard. Mine was leaking so when I replace it I put it in plastic meter box.

Henryk 11-14-2018 03:44 PM

Unless it’s an emergency I would not mess with the outdoor box where the meter is. It was a huge no-no when I worked for a town water provider. However, the indoor shut off should be indoors near where the meter box is outdoors.

retiredguy123 11-14-2018 04:03 PM

Wherever it is, you need to know where and how to turn it off. Also, you need to know how to open the access door to get to the valve. I have my access door held closed with tape because I don't want to be seaching for a screw driver to open it in an emergency. And, don't store stuff in front of it. Also, the newer houses have a valve at each toilet and sink that you pull out to shut off. They do not "turn" off.

champion6 11-14-2018 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by CWGUY (Post 1599029)
Depends. Some outside. Some inside the garage. :wave:

Probably same as a neighbor..... ask.

:agree:

rjm1cc 11-14-2018 07:47 PM

You probably have two turnoffs outside (not including at the meter). One for the home system and a different one for the sprinkler system. I turn off the home system when gone for a few days. As mentioned look for a green cap. Might be round and about 5 inches in diameter.

banjobob 11-14-2018 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Rlord (Post 1599028)
Does anyone know where the main water valve switch is located?

Our courtyard villa has it out front in shrubbery in a meter box , a pain to turn off or on . Should have a shut off inside.


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