Question on what shut off to get

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Old 09-17-14, 01:40 PM
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Question on what shut off to get

I have town water and I have one old shut off be fore my water meter in my basement, it looks to be a check or a gate valve. I'm not shore. Then somebody put in a newer shut off after the meter both shut offs do not turn 100% off. So I'm looking at replacing the one newer one with what type of valve is the best to get? a ball valve? It's 3/4" copper with sweated valves. and the psi throw them is around 100. after the valves I have a reducer to drop it to 60 psi.

On a side note, can a pressure reducer go bad and what are the signs?
 
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Old 09-17-14, 01:50 PM
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Yes a ball valve.. Make sure the installer does not overheat when soldering.. Also the water will need to be shut off at the street to change the one before the meter...

Use a WOG..

IMO go to your local plumbing supply and get a watts valve..

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Old 09-17-14, 08:01 PM
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Pressure reducers can go bad.
Simple enough to check the pressure.
Watts 3/4 in. Plastic Water Pressure Test Gauge-DP IWTG at The Home Depot

When it does go bad you can expect plumbing leaks, water hammer, toilet flush valve messing up.
 
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