Water Main Valve

Old 10-30-05, 08:13 AM
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Water Main Valve

I live in a house build in the late 60's. I am trying to replace the washers and seats for the valves in the bath tub. The problem I am having is that when I go outside to turn off the water at the water main the valve does not turn. When I try and turn it with my water main key it will not turn. I tried turning counter clock wise and clock wise. I will not move. The last house I live in valve turned freely in both direction.

Any ideas.
Old 10-30-05, 09:11 AM
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call water company to shut there main and you can change your main going to house . or call a company that has a freeze kit that can freeze the line to change it out witch ever works for you
Old 10-30-05, 03:59 PM
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Victor - I don't know where you're located, but here in Tampa, the city water department will come out and break it free or change it out if it's bad at no charge. Just had to have ours replaced and they put in a new meter while they were at it.

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