|Posted by Gary Swart on July 24, 2003 at 02:09:49:|
|In response to Re: Pressure Reducing Valve|
This has nothing to do with the pressure valve, but you said the county won't allow you to shut the water off at the meter. Here's what happened to me once. The main shut off valve in the basement broke (poor solder job and not mine)
I had a 1" copper line fed by a 1" meter and 60 psi pumping water into my basement. I had to call the emergency number for the city water department then wait while the 1 man crew came for across town to shut the meter off. I now own a shut off handle, and I have had a couple of semi emergencies when I have needed to use it. If you have a problem like I did, how long will it take the county to get someone to you home to shut the meter off? Get a handle and keep it handy.