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Plumbing – San Jose – Water Main and Water Shutoff
This article is part of a series, whose lead article is Plumbing 101.
At the house end of the water main you will find the main shut off valve for the house.
The picture shows a lever activated ball valve (the best kind) but your might have a handle you turn.
It is important to know where the main shut off is as on rare occasions, something in your home’s plumbing system gives way and spews out water.
It is also important your water main fully shut off.
Sometimes after years of non use, they don’t fully close and if this happens, the only way to turn of the water is to turn the valve at the water meter, which is risky as described in the article about water meters.
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