Problems cutting off the water

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Old 02-08-09, 01:27 PM
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Question Problems cutting off the water

We are attempting to replace the stem in our bathtub. We cut off the water at the street but there is still a small, steady flow of water coming out of our faucet(s). We have replaced the stems before (numerous times) and this has never happened before. What could be the cause?
 
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Old 02-08-09, 01:40 PM
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Water shut-off

cristybuck: The valve in the street is defective, the valve is not completely shut off. Don't you have a inside valve?

If you can't get the water shut off call your county or city and have them fix it. If you're on a well its your prob., luck.
 
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Where would the inside valve be? We have the cut offs for the sinks and the toilet but not for the tub. Is there a main one somewhere? Thanks
 
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Old 02-08-09, 02:18 PM
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If you have a pressure regulating valve after the meter, there should be a shutoff there. Have also seen them under a sink in a central bath or kitchen if its inline with the main.

They are sometimes installed outside after the meter in a box in the ground..but I think that is pretty rare nowadays.

It will look like a regular valve...not a small one like a toilet or sink normally has.
 
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