Look in several places around the home to find the main water shutoff valve, including the basement, the crawl space under the home or inside near the utility area. The shutoff valve is usually a wheel or a lever and fun... More »

A water shutoff valve refers to a small local valve that is used to control the water flow to a plumbing fixture. This type of valve is commonly found under the sink or under the toilet tank. More »

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Replace a water hose spigot by shutting off the water using the main water shutoff valve. Then, allow the water to drain from the spigot and remove the spigot with adjustable pliers. Clean the pipe threads and tighten th... More »

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A crawl space drain is a system that drains excess water out of a crawl space, thereby preventing mold and wood rot. Crawl space drains may use different technology depending on the size and material of the crawl space f... More »

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Typically, the water shut-off valve is in the basement or an exterior wall, depending on the geographical location of the home. The location of the water valve is dependant on the climate conditions in the area. Though a... More »

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The best place to locate a water softener is in a basement, garage or utility room near a main water line, electrical outlet and a drain. The area should be level, dry and not subject to freezing temperatures. More »

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There are many places a water main can be found inside a house. It almost certainly is along the perimeter of the house and near ground level. It is likely to be in close to a straight line from the water meter and behin... More »

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